Joyce Larkens moved to the Carinity Brownesholme retirement community 20 years ago – and she has never wanted to leave.

“We decided we would move down to Toowoomba and we looked all over and didn’t like it, and then we saw Brownesholme,” Joyce says.

“I’ve stayed here and I’ve never regretted it. I like everything about it. We’ve got the best units, the most beautiful place to live, lovely gardens to walk in, and I love my neighbours.”

Kay Clements, pictured, has lived at Carinity Brownesholme, one of six Carinity retirement lifestyle villages in five cities around Queensland, for 10 years.

She enjoys the lifestyle in rural Highfields, 13km north of the Toowoomba CBD.

“Because I come from the country – I’m a farmer’s daughter and a farmer’s wife – I have never wanted to live in a city,” says Kay, who was raised in the Murray Valley and lived in Goondiwindi.

All Carinity retirement villages have access to in-home care support from Carinity Home Care. Many Carinity seniors’ communities feature co-located retirement villages and residential aged care.

The new aged care community in Highfields is located next to the existing Carinity Brownesholme retirement village.

From in-home assistance for retirees through to 24-hour care in aged care communities, Queensland seniors like Kay can be supported by Carinity at all stages of their later years.

“I love living at Brownesholme and I don’t ever want to leave the place,” Kay says.

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