Discover great retirement at The Village on the Downs Open Day – Thursday 25 November

The Residents and Management of The Village on the Downs, Toowoomba are delighted to extend a warm invitation to you and your friends to come and see retirement living at its best.

Open Day

Thursday 25 November 2021 • 10am – 2pm
63-65 Drayton Rd, Harristown

During your visit you can:
• Tour the village & community centre
• Enjoy morning tea, sausage sizzle + light refreshments
• Chat with our residents
• View arts & crafts stalls
• Watch displays of indoor bowls, pool competition, canasta & more!

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL! Email [email protected] to secure your place now, or phone the Sales team on 4676 7777.

Can’t make it on the day? Contact our Sales Team to arrange a personal inspection at another time that’s convenient for you....

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Meet Desmond McCormick – Brisbane Lions Supporter & Coorparoo Resident

Our Villages are rich with stories from our residents; tales of experiences they’ve collectively shared over many lifetimes. We love hearing them and getting to know more about their passions, their history and ultimately, what makes them smile.

Here, The Village Coorparoo resident, Desmond McCormick talks to The Brisbane Lions (AFL) about his love of footy, his years umpiring the game and what it means to him to be a member of the Club.

“I’ve been involved in football one way or another since I was a little guy right up to being an old fella. It makes me so proud to be a part of the Brisbane Lions as a member, as a supporter, to wear the colours to sit, to watch it and enjoy it.”

– Desmond McCormick, Brisbane Lions Member since 1997.


Republished with permission from The Brisbane Lions

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Introducing The Village Manly.

The Village Manly – Stage 1 selling now!

The highly anticipated new development from The Village Retirement Group, in conjunction with Anglicare Southern Queensland, is now selling at Manly, Queensland.

Partnering the expertise and vision of two of the most esteemed providers in the retirement and aged care sectors, The Village Manly will offer an integrated independent retirement precinct for retirees within the Bayside area.

“The Village Manly will deliver an unprecedented level of luxury for retirees seeking to downsize in the area they love,” says The Village Retirement Group Managing Director, Justin Harrison. “We are excited to finally launch this project which will deliver two medium rise buildings in Stage 1, each comprising 23 apartments across 4 storeys.”

Executive Director of Anglicare Southern Queensland, Karen Crouch confirmed that this is the second venture between Anglicare and The Village Retirement Group, with The Village Taigum representing the first village to evolve from this successful partnership.

“One of the defining features of our retirement communities is just that, the sense of community. We are thrilled to once again be partnering with such a well-esteemed operator who can assist us with delivering the best retirement living experience for our Bayside retirees,” Ms Crouch said.

The Village Manly is the first medium rise retirement development for the area and promises to set a benchmark for retirement living, providing residents with complete independence in well appointed, private apartments with access to homecare services and support if required.

The heritage listed Lota House will remain a central hero of the site and Anglicare’s existing residential aged care facility, E.M. Tooth Memorial Home, will cater to the potential future health needs of the community.

The luxurious design of the 2 and 3 bedroom apartments boast effortless and open living spaces, state of the art inclusions and spacious balconies to maximise the Bayside location. The Village Manly will pay tribute to the integrity of the natural surrounds with an integrated design that capitalises on the attributes of the location.

Stage 2 of the $70M development will incorporate communal facilities for residents with a focus on providing engaging spaces where retirees can indulge in an array of activities suited to their interests.  Open green spaces and landscaped pockets will be prominent throughout the Village ensuring buildings integrate effortlessly into the existing surrounds.

Some of the facilities to be provided will include a café/restaurant, library, arts & craft room, communal alfresco BBQ area, bowls green, state of the art senior’s gym, yoga/dance area, deluxe cinema, heated pool, beauty & hair salon, medical & allied health suite, club lounge and billiards room.

With only 46 apartments available in Stage 1 and many retired homeowners now capitalising on the strength of the housing market, demand for the new development is high.

“We are extremely pleased with the level of enquiry we have already received, but it isn’t really surprising given that we know there is a huge demand in the Manly area for the high-quality villages and thriving independent communities that we create,” said Mr Harrison. “We are providing a low maintenance and hassle-free lifestyle for retirees without them having to compromise on style, location or standard of living.”

The Information Centre is now open for appointments Tuesday – Saturday. You are welcome to drop in or call Kath on (07) 3854 3737 to make a personal appointment. Alternatively, for more information you can read more at or complete the ENQUIRY FORM below to request an information pack.

The Village Manly, 162 Oceana Terrace, Manly QLD – Phone (07) 3854 3737...

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