Keyton | Residents share their joy on International Day of Happiness

Happily ever after

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

On International Day of Happiness, we asked residents across Australia to share their experience of living in a Keyton village.

At Keyton, retirement living is all about promoting an independent lifestyle and having a healthy and happy life. Highlighting the vibrant aspects of village life— from engaging in social activities and forming supportive friendships, to embracing a healthy lifestyle and cherishing shared memories, hear all about it from the horse’s mouth.

Here is what the residents had to say:

A senior citizen smiling at the camera sitting in a library

A senior citizen smiling at the camera sitting in a library


Classic Residences, VIC

“I have no time to think about anything, I’m just very busy doing things! We have so many friends who are very helpful, it’s almost like having a second family here. You never feel lonely, that’s why I like this place.”

John, Pittwater Village, NSW

We’ve got no reason to want to leave or do anything else. It’s quite comfortable, and we feel very well looked after as well. All in all, it’s worked out very well.”

Pam, Viewbank Gardens, VIC

Every day, I tell my son how much I love living here. He agrees and says it was the best thing I could have done.

Paul, Little Bay Apartments, NSW

As a strong believer in living a fit and healthy life, I find health and happiness in village life. I am loving it.

A senior citizen smiling at the camera


Brentwood Village, NSW

It’s a very friendly community. I have always felt secure, and it was easy to get involved in things. That’s the way you meet people and settle in.”

A senior citizen smiling at the camera

Ken, Keperra Sanctuary, QLD

When my wife, Jeanette, died 3 years after we moved in, I thought of moving out. But I’m glad I stayed. It’s excellent here, and I’m on the resident’s committee now. It’s sociable and easy to make friends.”  

June, Parkland Villas Woodlands, WA

We made lots of friends over the years, there were many regular occasions to get together and have some fun. I’ve got very fond memories.”

Lisa and Michael, The Grove Ngunnawal, ACT

“We moved at the right time by moving in younger. It’s allowed us to get more involved with activities, connect with new people and develop wonderful friendships. Combined with the safety of living in a gated-style community, we couldn't recommend it more highly.”  

Jill and Ross, Nelsons Grove, NSW

"It's the best move we've ever made.  There are always plenty of activities and outings on offer. We can dip in or out as much as we like."

an old woman looking and smiling at the camera sitting on the bench outside

an old woman looking and smiling at the camera sitting on the bench outside


The Pines, WA

All the things I do keep my brain healthy, and I love walking and being active. The best part is the company, and I can do my own thing. I feel very lucky.”


Whether participating in communal events, enjoying leisurely walks, or contributing to resident committees, the residents love the joy of having the freedom to choose where and how they live – and to make those choices with confidence. It’s truly the ‘days’ of happiness. 

For more information about the lifestyle and support offered at our retirement villages, call our customer service team on 1800 550 550

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