Retirement village Mandurah Garden Estate celebrates 20 years

Helen and Michael Job, Helen Court and Mandurah MP David Templeman. Photo: supplied.
Helen and Michael Job, Helen Court and Mandurah MP David Templeman. Photo: supplied.

Mandurah Garden Estate residents recently celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the retirement village in style with a high tea. 

The estate was established in 1998 and has since grown into a vibrant community for over 50’s.

Dorn Saint, a resident of Mandurah Gardens since it opened, recently expressed her feelings about living at the estate.

“I moved here 20 years ago to downsize from my large family home that had grown too big for me to manage,” she said.  

“I feel much safer here – I can go on cruises and visit my family without worrying about leaving my home when I am gone”.

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Mandurah MP David Templeman, who was City of Mandurah deputy mayor and attended the Village opening back in 1998, attended and spoke at the celebratory festivities.

“The people who live at Mandurah Gardens Estate are wonderful citizens of our City,” he said. 

“Many of them continue to volunteer in our local community and their shared life stories add vibrancy to our city’s diversity and journey.

“They also have a magnificent sense of community and a deadly sense of humour.

“I always love visiting the Estate because you are always made to feel so welcome.”

Mr Templeman led a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday at the celebration and a special 20th anniversary cake was cut at the end of proceedings.