Several residents at Brookland Retirement Village recently shared their experiences of village life and why they made the move to help others who are in the process of researching their retirement options.

Here, we share some of their stories:


Brookland-Retirement-Village---MargaretMeet Margaret, Brookland resident since 2012

Margaret moved to the village in 2012, drawn to the ambience of the village and its lush, maintained gardens. Since settling into her low-maintenance apartment in early 2012, Margaret has embraced the ease and opportunity of village life.

“Everything is in your favour in a village. Looking after a house, you have to worry about the maintenance of the yard, the maintenance of the house, the security when you go away, everything,” Margaret said.

I just love the gardens, the atmosphere and village life. I’ve made so many friends and my family are just so glad that I have a good life here.”




Brookland-Retirement-Village---JeanMeet Jean, Brookland resident since 2017 

Before moving to Brookland, Jean was living on her own in a unit on the North Coast, and said her family were often worried about her. When her daughter found the village on the internet, she was impressed by the peaceful atmosphere. 

“When I drove into the village for the first time with my daughter, I just thought, ‘This feels like home.'”

I feel so much at home here and I’ve gradually got to love it more and more. I’m very happy.”

“The people who live here have become close friends. You can knock on their door and have a cup of tea, or they can knock on yours.”


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Brookland Retirement Village - Retirement Living Expo

Brookland Retirement Village hosted a Retirement Living Expo on Tuesday 7 May to provide prospective residents with information about village life and making the move.

A range of expert guest speakers came along to present on the day.

Local real estate agent Owen Chen from Place Sunnybank spoke about the local real estate market and selling your home.

Tammy Berghofer from Minter Ellison, one of Australia’s preeminent retirement village legislation experts, gave an overview of recent legislative changes.

Home care provider Five Good Friends gave information about the benefits of home care in a retirement village.

Brookland resident Ann Fletcher also spoke about the benefits of village life and the difference moving to Brookland has made to her and her husband’s lives.

“We haven’t looked back since!” she said.

Brookland Retirement Village has been offering quality retirement living for more than 30 years.

Local businesses and allied health partners, including an exercise physiologist, podiatrist and dietician, also held information stands.

Afterwards, a Devonshire tea was served and visitors were invited to tour the village’s available homes.

The event was well-attended with more than 80 visitors coming along to enjoy the day.

If you missed out on the expo and would like to know more or book a tour of the village, get in touch! Call our friendly team on 3345 9143 or email

Brookland Retirement Village - World's Greatest Shave - feature

On 13 March, residents and staff at Brookland Retirement Village came together to support resident Tony Townrow as he shaved his head for the World’s Greatest Shave

The community gathered in the community centre to enjoy a sausage sizzle and support Tony’s big shave. 

There was also a photobooth and a crazy hair competition.

Tony managed to double his fundraising goal of $350, raising a total of $708.15 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“It’s a very worthwhile cause,” he said of his decision to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave.

“Blood cancers like leukaemia cause massive destruction, especially to children, and there is currently no cure.

“I knew I could donate money, but I also wanted to do something more to help raise money and awareness.”

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said every single person who signs up to the World’s Greatest Shave is making a difference.

Each one is integral to helping fund a future where blood cancer is no longer a death sentence.

“These people are extraordinary Australians who are helping others less fortunate than themselves.

“It shows enormous bravery, resilience and empathy to shave their heads in support of someone living with a blood cancer,” Mr Petch said.

More than 40 Brookland Retirement Village residents showed their support and had a wonderful time in the process.

Village Manager Christa McCraw said: “It was a fantastic day.

“We were all very proud to support Tony’s efforts to raise money and awareness.

“The community at Brookland is very supportive and always willing to turn out for a good cause.

It was wonderful to see the generosity and enthusiasm on display on the day – both from Tony and from his friends and neighbours at Brookland Retirement Village.”

View more photos on Brookland’s Facebook page.


Brookland Retirement Village - Reside acquisition

Brisbane-based retirement village operator Reside Communities has acquired Brookland Retirement Village, adding to their growing portfolio of communities.

Chief Executive Officer Glen Brown said he was pleased to welcome Brookland, its staff and its residents to the Reside Communities family.

“Brookland Retirement Village is a fantastic and unique addition to our portfolio,” he said.

“The village has extensive landscaped green space and gardens and stunning mountain views, despite being just minutes from Sunnybank Plaza and a 15-minute drive from the Brisbane CBD.

“It also offers expansive, multi-purpose community facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, billiards table, library, hair salon and cafe, where residents often catch up of an afternoon.

“Not to mention the range of private and secure independent living villas and apartments available, which ensure there is a home to suit everyone’s budget and tastes. 

“The Reside Communities management team have spent a lot of time at the village over the last three months and it’s clear why so many retirees from Robertson and surrounds have chosen to call Brookland home.

“We look forward to working with staff and residents to continue to further improve the quality of life for our 150+ residents.”

Reside also operates Samford Grove, a retirement village in Samford Valley, which has recently had a Development Approval granted for the construction of 120 additional villas along 12 apartments atop brand new community facilities. 

The company has several planned retirement village projects in South-East Queensland and New South Wales.

For more information about Reside Communities, visit the website.