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Brookland residents participate in a dance class in the residents' club house.
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The movers and groovers

It’s a lot of fun at our villages as Brookland boogie!

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Brianne's farewell with staff at Brookland. Three women in green smile in front of Brookland Roberson sign on white wall which reads "Breeland."
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Farewell to Brookland’s Brianne

We recently farewelled Brookland’s long-time admin assistant, Brianne, after 7 years.

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Brookland residents brush up their skills in art class

Residents have been sharpening their skills and getting creative in a weekly art class.

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Brookland residents sitting on cane and green chairs, enjoying high tea in the Brookland Robertson cafe.
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Residents welcome support at Brookland

It was all about health and high tea last month as Brookland residents welcomed Nurse Concierge, Sophie.

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Brookland's 'The Banksia' release's information panel includes Kay McGrath, Reside Communities CEO Glen Brown, Think Tank Architects’ Michael Jullyan, Reside Communities Chief Operating Officer Craig Syphers and Five Good Friends CEO, Simon Lockyer.
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Introducing Brookland’s new stage, The Banksia

To celebrate the launch of Brookland Robertson’s second and final stage, The Banksia, more than 50 guests joined Reside Communities Ambassador, Kay McGrath, for a special event.

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Hairdresser Lorrae siting on a hairdresser's stool in the Brookland hair salon with a bright blue wall behind her.
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A cut above the rest

Have you met our village hairdresser? The Brookland hair and beauty salon is always a hit with our residents! We caught up with senior hairstylist, Lorrae, for a chat about what’s been popular and the key trends for cutting-edge over 60’s looks.

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Brookland residents outside Monet in Paris exhibit, smiling out the front.
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Residents go back in time and step inside bohemian Paris

A cultural and creative day out in Brisbane… or was it France?!

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Samford Grove residents celebrating State of Origin.
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Coronation celebrations and footy fever

Forget Buckingham Palace, Brookland was the place to be, as residents celebrated the coronation in style.

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Brookland Cafe's Debbie Lewis Blank sharing the winter special sign, standing near the counter with a coffee machine and coloured cups behind her.
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What’s brewing at our café this winter

Winter has arrived! From hearty soups to resident favourites, we’re looking at the best-of-the-best in winter warmers.

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Cane chairs in the Brookland cafe with residents having a coffee at the back.
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Then and now: the Brookland café

With Brookland’s new five-star Community Clubhouse up and running, what better time than now to take a look back at how things were, starting with the café!

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Physio holding a kickboard in front of a class in the pool.
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A splashing good workout

Brookland Robertson’s brand-new Health Club has opened and residents are enjoying the new facilities.

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Get the scoop on doing retirement right

All the highlights from the special Doing Retirement Right information event at Brookland Robertson, hosted by Kay McGrath.

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The faces of Reside: Meet Valerie Howells of Brookland

Career nurse and carer of the elderly, Valerie Howells, was never considering moving into a retirement living community until she visited Brookland Robertson for an event.  

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Brookland’s new Clubhouse comes to life

Brookland residents have been enjoying their beautifully-appointed new community space complete with a cafe, bar, pool table, dining room and more.

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Going red on Day for Daniel

On Friday, 28 October, Day for Daniel, our communities came together for a special event to raise awareness, funds, and our step count!

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Brookland shows off five-star retirement lifestyle

Brookland Robertson has taken luxury retirement living to a whole new level, with the first stage of our $40 million community revamp now complete.

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Brookland’s new five-star lifestyle is here

Our highly anticipated expansion of Brookland Robertson is now complete, signalling the start of a new era for our vibrant community.

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Downsizing tips to upsize your life at Brookland

The downsizing journey to retirement takes careful planning, time and organisation, as you pack up one chapter of your life, ready to embrace your golden years. Read our tips designed to make your journey smooth and easy.

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Garden of Remembrance

Sitting peacefully at the top of Wattle Terrace, the significance of Brookland’s Garden of Remembrance can’t just be seen.

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We’re still buzzing after our Coffee & Cake events!

If you didn’t join us at Brookland Robertson or Samford Grove for one of our Coffee & Cake events recently, you missed out on some great conversation, freshly-brewed coffee and warm tasty treats.

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The Faces of Reside

Meet Gerry Swan and Ted Wright of Brookland Robertson!

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Brookland’s new display ‘apartment’ is officially open!

We’ve pulled out all the stops so you can experience Brookland’s new luxury apartments in real time! Our new display is now open.

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Life within a Retirement Community during the Christmas Holiday period dealing with the Omicron virus

Brisbane based Retirement Operator – Reside Communities pro-actively planned for the opening of Queensland borders and the Omicron variant of Covid, anticipating likely impacts in early December 2021 and throughout the festive season.

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Keeping our residents and staff safe during COVID-19

We’ve implemented new initiatives to ensure the wellbeing of our communities during these times. During these times, now more than ever, it is crucial that we all do our part to keep ourselves and those around us safe. At Reside Communities, the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is paramount. To reduce the […]

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Brisbane Festival comes to Brookland!

On Friday 17th of September, Brookland residents enjoyed Brisbane Festival’s free pop-up concert, Street Serenades, right on their doorstep!

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Brookland’s own Julie recalls Hiroshima

On 6 August, 2021, the 76th anniversary of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Brookland resident and Hiroshima survivor Julie Parsons still recalls the day like it was yesterday.

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Just announced! Superannuation boost for downsizers

We’ve unpacked the latest changes to the Downsizer Contributions Scheme just announced in the Federal Budget and what it means for Brisbane retirees.

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Retirees flock to learn secrets of ‘thriving in retirement’

Brisbane seniors and their families turned out in force to gain a wealth of valuable insights at our special Thrive in Retirement information session at Brookland with Kay McGrath.

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Discover the secrets to a happy retirement with Kay McGrath

Ever wanted to know the real secret to a happy retirement? TV legend Kay McGrath gives her insights at a very special free event at Brookland this month, while a panel of top industry experts will help you discover how to thrive!

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Apartment living increasingly a perfect solution

Apartment living is becoming increasingly popular with a new generation of downsizers. It’s vital to choose wisely. Here are three questions to ask yourself.

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Cleverly designed for Brisbane’s great climate

Clever design that celebrates Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate will be a standout feature of apartment living at Brookland.

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Everything you need just outside your door

Brookland is perfectly located, with everything you need just outside your door.

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$10,000 bonus to begin your next exciting phase of life

Could there be a better Christmas present than this? In the lead-up to the festive season, our exclusive Early Bird Bonus can save you $10,000 on a brand new apartment at Brookland.

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Taking lifestyle to another level

Preliminary work is under way to help us prepare for our brand new Clubhouse and apartments, which are coming soon to Brookland.

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Brookland to welcome new facilities & apartments

Brookland will soon welcome modernised resident facilities along with a range of brand new retirement living apartments.

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Welcoming our newest residents

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is still cause for celebration at Brookland Retirement Village as we welcome several new faces.

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Meet our residents

Get to know some of the Brookland Retirement Village residents who have shared their experiences of village life and making the move.

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Expo draws a crowd

Brookland Retirement Village’s recent Retirement Living Expo attracted more than 80 visitors to learn about retirement living and all the steps involved.

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Brookland supports World’s Greatest Shave

The Brookland community has helped to raise more than $700 for World’s Greatest Shave.

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Reside Communities acquires Brookland

Reside Communities is the proud new owner and operator of Brookland Retirement Village.

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