Pioneer Residents

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pioneer residents have started their own story at Ormiston Rise.

The first residents, the ‘Pioneers’, are now calling Ormiston Rise ‘home’ and are looking forward to welcoming their new neighbours in the coming weeks.

For the past 43 years Glenise and Ian Scotney had lived about a half hour’s drive from where their new home is located, so are familiar with the area.

“We had a big home and Ian had a large yard to mow. The nature of the street we lived in was changing and we had been looking around at different retirement places on and off for five years” said Glenise.

Two years ago Ian became ill which was a deal clincher for the Scotneys to get serious about moving. As Glenise recalls, “We have only just reached our seventies and thought if we didn’t move now it would be much harder in a few years’ time”.

A promotion for the proposed new Ormiston Rise retirement village impressed Glenise and Ian they kept going back to check out the village as it evolved. The unit they liked was just a shell when they decided to sell their home and make a commitment. Their house sold quicker than they had anticipated so they had to move in with their daughter for a few weeks while their new home was being completed.

“The homes are very well built, spacious and beautifully finished”, said Glenise. “Ours is a two bedroom Cedar villa with a study. We gave away all our old furniture to Lifeline and went out and bought a whole new lot which was very exciting”.

So has Ormiston Rise lived up to its promotional statement – Everything you want in a home and nothing you don’t? “Oh yes”, agreed Glenise, “And more so. We are more than happy with the place and the owners have made us feel so very very welcome.”

Now Glenise and Ian are looking forward to meeting the next residents of Ormiston Rise who arrive in a few days’ time.

New display villas are now open for inspection and really have to be seen to be believed. Call Ian Mundey – Retirement Living Consultant on 3821 0971 to arrange a time to view your new home or visit


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