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A home among the hills at Yallambee Retirement Village

Baptistcare Yallambee Retirement Village has offered Carole Leonard a tranquil place to call home during her retirement years.

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A home among the hills at Yallambee Retirement Village

01 April 2019

News | Retirement Living

There’s something special about the Perth’s Hills region with its country charm, breathtaking views and array of native flora and fauna. It’s a place few would ever want to leave, which was the case for Parkerville residents Carole and Graham Leonard who were looking to downsize from their family home.

Carole’s daughter in law had seen there was a home for sale at Baptistcare Yallambee Retirement Village in Mundaring and encouraged Carole to take a look. On first inspection, Carole knew it was the place her and Graham would call home.

“I thought this is us, this is exactly what we want. We went through the process and within six weeks we had moved in.”

“I remember walking outside on our first morning and I could smell the gumtrees and bottlebrush and I felt like I was home,” she said.

Set in the picturesque suburb of Mundaring, Yallambee combines the serenity of a natural setting with all the home comforts to create a relaxing place to live. Ideally located within walking distance to Mundaring’s town centre and its shops, cafes, and library, the pet friendly village features spacious common areas including a large function room that caters for a variety of social activities.

Carole has always loved gardening and says the relaxing bush setting combined with the tended gardens is one of Yallambee’s standout features.

“I love that I’m surrounded by big beautiful trees and have my own personal garden too. You are amongst nature here with the trees, birds and the little bandicoots that come out in the evening.”

“I take my dog Ruby for a walk every day and admire all the beautiful gardens and lovely little meandering paths,” she said.

In 2017, Graham’s health declined and he moved into a residential aged facility where he could receive 24 hour care. What was a difficult and stressful time for Carole became more manageable thanks to the close-knit community she had surrounding her at Yallambee.

“I’ve made so many dear friends at Yallambee and all the support I could need is just a phone call away. I feel so safe and secure here,” she said.

Four years after making the move, Carole says she couldn’t be happier to call Yallambee home.

“We have a lovely little community here and I never get bored or lonely as there’s always someone to chat to or social activities I can choose to participate in,” Carol said.

Click here for more information about retirement living at BaptistCare.