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1 Dale Drive, Leongatha, VIC 3953 Phone: 1300 306 255
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A LIFESTYLE village for those who
enjoy all of life’s pleasures, Mountain
View is the perfect community within a
Nestled in Leongatha, the village offers indepen-
dent living accommodation in state of the art villas
for those looking to retire and downsize in a homely
Village manager Rosa Sinopoli said the precinct
is quickly growing with new residents opting for the
“resort lifestyle” village.
“We hosted a welcome morning tea for new resi-
dents who had move into Mountain View a week pri-
or. We gave them a chance to settle in before we held
the event so they were not overwhelmed,” she said.
“The residents take opportunities to socialise
with one another in our community centre which
was built when Mountain Village first opened. This
is rare amongst retirement villages and it has proven
to be quite the attraction to prospective residents.”
Mountain View tends to be quieter over winter
with many residents jetting off on holidays with
peace of mind knowing their home and contents are
under tight security.
“We have boat and caravan storage now available
at Mountain View and vacancies are going, so it is
first in, best dressed,” Rosa said.
“The new storage options mean our residents
can be rest assured knowing nobody will have ac-
cess to their belongings. Updates to our storage fa-
cilities have also been made to meet the demands of
our residents. As a result some of our new villas are
equipped with two car garages.”
Since its inception, the culture of Mountain View
has grown along with its capacity.
“We have regular activities within the village.
Our residents do activities including bowls, golf and
cards while many are members of local Probus clubs
and community organisations,” Ms Sinopoli said.
Lodge just like home
AT full capacity, Woorayl Lodge’s popu-
larity is a testament to the devoted staff
and modern facilities which 40 residents
The Leongatha hostel is now in the middle of a
“As rooms become vacant we have started updat-
ing them with modern floor coverings, new curtains
and fresh paint,” director of care Jo White said.
“The multipurpose flooring and modern colour
scheme really freshens up the rooms and makes them
look brighter and larger.”
New resident Marg Curley moved in last Wednes-
day and said the space was “a wonderful room”.
“I already feel like I will fit in here just fine,” she
The lodge provides residents with social activi-
ties and events.
“Guests will notice the warm atmosphere as they
walk in the door at Woorayl,” Ms White said.
“It is very homely and we do everything we can
to make it not feel institutionalised.”
The Woorayl Ladies’ Auxiliary visits residents
every Wednesday morning to conduct a range of
craft activities including painting, drawing, knitting,
crochet and beading.
“We really encourage our residents to showcase
their various skills here,” Ms White said.
“The residents sell their crafts at our fete which
has also proven to be a big success.”
The auxiliary provides glorious floral arrange-
ments in the lodge lounges and arranges social ac-
tivities for residents.
“On Tuesday we held a Queen’s Birthday cele-
bration where everybody dressed up in fancy clothes
and celebrated with a lunch and some games,” Ms
Crafty ladies: from left, June Douglas, Ma-
ria Pappalardo and Lois Brown enjoyed a
morning beading for their costumes in prepa-
ration for the Queen’s Birthday celebrations
at Woorayl Lodge.
New residents: from left, Vee and Fred Grace moved into their new villa at Mountain View
Leongatha earlier this month. The pair moved from Pakenham and both agreed the village
has a “delightful” atmosphere.
Village with a difference
“There are also a number of activities at Moun-
tain View. We have an indoor heated pool which of-
fers water aerobics classes.”
Mountain View has 45 villas with 17 vacancies.
All properties include a garage, storage facilities and
two or three bedrooms.
“We are a pet friendly village and we are one of
the few which allows residents to replace pets,” Ms
“We have six dogs and two cats at the moment.
They are part of the family and are pictured on our
reception wall alongside photos of our residents.”
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