Meet resident Pamela Thomas

Moving into Lexington Gardens during a pandemic




Pamela moved into Lexington Gardens in June 2020, just in time before the state entered a long period of Stage 4 restrictions. After living in Black Rock for 48 years, she decided to leave an area she was very familiar with in order to make the move into the perfect retirement village which would suit her needs. After a lot of research and a recommendation from a friend who already lives at Lexington Gardens, Pamela found a modern ground floor apartment and decided it was the perfect home for her. 

Although life has not exactly looked normal since then, it was actually the right time for Pamela to make the move. Since living at Lexington Gardens she has found comfort knowing that she is in a safe and secure environment surrounded by people that care, despite such uncertain times. “I have peace of mind 24/7 here,” says Pamela. She enjoys not needing to worry about things like heavy gardening or maintenance, as it’s all taken care of in the village. The village kiosk has also been delivering groceries to residents during Stage 4 restrictions. 

Wellbeing is very important to Pamela, who turns 74 this year and believes that “once you turn 70, taking care of yourself takes a whole new meaning.” During the restrictions she has enjoyed lots of walks around the village which has beautifully landscaped gardens and pathways for residents to enjoy. She looks forward to restrictions easing so that she can enjoy the wide range of amenities offered at Lexington Gardens, including the indoor heated pool and popular Tai Chi classes that are usually run weekly.  Her son also works close to Lexington Gardens and she looks forward to spending more time with him and her 4 grandchildren. 

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