Meet our Village Manager
What do you do as Village Manager?
It’s my role to ensure the efficient running and development of this great village. More importantly, I’m responsible for maintaining an open and friendly environment for the residents to enjoy.
What do you like about what you do at MiLife?
I enjoy meeting new people, working with them and helping them through the process of moving into the village. It’s great to meet their families and get to know them over time.
I love seeing people of all ages happily living independently in such a great caring environment. It’s always pleasing for me to see new relationships form, and people enjoying the company of others.
What do you think is special or different about MiLife?
I think people can feel the welcoming environment as soon as they enter the village. The tranquil grounds and relaxed and friendly village environment are often comments I hear from visitors.
The residents are familiar with the village owners who visit frequently. This personal touch from staff coupled with the focus on lifestyle is noticeable throughout our villages and is what sets them apart from the more commercially run villages.
Do any special events come to mind?
Friday night Happy Hour is definitely a great time to get to know new residents. Lots of stories are told and the laughter from the Community Room is delightful. This sometimes follows on to pot luck dinners and then watching the rugby together. With supporters from different teams this can make the banter interesting and there is always lots of fun to be had.
Our Social Committee is very active, meeting monthly to organise different events and outings for the residents to enjoy. I had a family member mention to me that her mum was hard to get hold of since moving into the village with such a busy social calendar! This was certainly different to how she lived before and she was thrilled that the social aspect of village life has made a huge difference to her mother’s wellbeing. I hear many great comments like this, and it’s always a very rewarding part of my job.
MiLife can certainly make a difference to your life.