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Sister Act: Behind The Move

While Faye Wolstencroft never really planned her move to BaptistCare Angus Bristow, she wouldn’t change a thing. Faye originally resided in Brisbane with her husband. During a family vacation, Faye had an unfortunate incident.

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Sister Act Behind The Move

04 January 2020

Stories | Retirement Living

While Faye Wolstencroft never really planned her move to BaptistCare Angus Bristow, she wouldn’t change a thing. Faye originally resided in Brisbane with her husband. During a family vacation, Faye had an unfortunate incident.

“It’s probably a little dark my story, but I feel very fortunate to be where I am. We were heading down south and stopped to see my daughter who was living on a lovely little farm. I stepped off the veranda and broke my leg - not just my leg - my femur,” said Faye.

Faye was taken to the local hospital where she had several surgeries over many months. It was decided that Faye and her husband would move closer to their children as they would require more help. Faye’s sister Ray has lived at Angus Bristow for over 20 years, she motivated the move to the retirement village.

“I was in hospital for so long. My husband saw this place and was waiting to move in with me. Neil (Angus Bristow’s manager) was absolutely marvellous during this time. He let us put our furniture in here while I was in hospital, however, when I finally came home my husband passed away.”

Faye had only moved in for a week before she broke her femur again and was back hospital. That was five years ago. Since then, Faye has been so happy at Angus Bristow. “It really is a lovely apartment and I have a beautiful view. I am surrounded by lovely people,” she said.

“I’m closer to family here. I’ve got my four boys around me. I have 23 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.” “The best thing is I’m here with my sister and am able to see her every day. It’s a good joke around here, everyone knows us as ‘Ray and Faye’,” said Faye.

“We do have an older sister, and we tell her to move in. We’ve been able to keep in close touch all our lives. It means so much to me that I have my sister, and we are so close at the end of our lives.”