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Independent Living Units
There are 89 Independent Living Units, 86 of which
are two bedroom with the majority including single car
garaging. The units contain a generously sized combined
lounge/dining room with reverse-cycle air conditioning,
kitchen with electric stove, are fully carpeted and have
tiled bathroom and laundry.
Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village
Affordable Living in a Secure and Caring Community
Located in the Jesmond / Wallsend area of Newcastle, Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village is a long established Village enjoying a wonderful
reputation as a provider of reasonably priced Independent Living Units and Serviced Apartments. By providing both Independent Living and
Serviced Apartments residents are able to remain in familiar surroundings as their care needs evolve.
Serviced Apartments are the second level of care provided at the Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village, are available in
two styles -- Classic and Contemporary -- and are contained in a single level building which includes a magnificent new
dining, activities, lounge and outdoor BBQ area. Residents enjoy a dignified and caring living environment in private air
conditioned bed-sitter apartments with private ensuite and kitchenette. Services including meals, 24/7 nursing care-
staff, laundry and cleaning are provided for Serviced Apartment residents.
Regular Activities and Outings
Our full-time Activities Officer organises daily activities
including two bus outings a week.These activities combined
with three trips a week to Jesmond Shopping Centre ensure
you are never short of choice for things to do.
Later this year we commence construction of a purpose-
built, government funded and licensed 102 bed aged-
care facility offering both low and high care services.
On completion our village community will have on its
doorstep a facility second to none and located with views
across the Brickworks Park and secure access directly to
and from the park.
The Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village is operated by Arton
Retirement Villages, a family owned company, which owns and
operates retirement villages and aged-care facilities in Victoria,
New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. The
Arton Group is an established government-licensed aged-care
Approved Provider under the Commonwealth Aged Care Act.
At the Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village you can enjoy your current lifestyle while enriching it with a wonderful sense of community,
security and peace of mind knowing a comprehensive range of care services are available should ever you need them.
For more information or to arrange a tour of the Village please call Gerard Kohne on 4951 6637, (ext 5) or 0419 890 777 during business hours.
JOHN BROWN, 1850-1930 >>
A legendary figure in the coal industry ''Baro
Brown, the son of James Brown, was a coal
baron, ship owner and horse breeder born
at Four Mile Creek near East Maitland. He
grew up working in the mining company
and took it over and expanded it through
the coalfields, also building a fleet of
tugboats. He opened offices overseas
to develop an export coal trade and
built and bought mining plant, colliers,
steamships, rolling stock and engineering
works. He was chairman of the Northern
Colliery Proprietors' Association and was
known for antagonism to unionism and in
1929 began a lockout at Richmond Main
and Pelaw Main collieries. He was famous
for horse breeding and racing and won most
of Australia's great races, including the 1909
Melbourne Cup with Prince Foote. He died a
his home in Wolfe St, Newcastle, and was bur
East Maitland's Presbyterian cemetary.
ALBERT TOLL, 1865-1960
The Toll business was founded in 1888 by Albert Toll
hauling coal around Newcastle with a horse and cart.
Toll was born in England and came to Newcastle in 1886.
He was Mayor of Wickham four times and owned the
land where Valentine stands. The company he began
has become Toll Group, Australia's largest transport and
logistics provider with $3 billion a year in turnover and
more than 17,500 employees.
ARTHUR MORRIS, 1922-
Dungog produced a great cricketer in Doug Walters, but
before him came Morris, who was the batsman at the
other end when Don Bradman was bowled for a duck in his
last Test. He went on to score 196 to steer Australia to victory.
The former Australian Test captain was awarded an MBE in
1974, was named in the Australian Cricket Board's Team of
the Century in 2000 and inducted into the Australian Cricket
Hall of Fame in 2001. He topped the Test batting averages on
the Invincibles tour of England in 1948 and finished with a
Test career batting average of 46.48.
KERRY PACKER, 1937-2005
The Australian media tycoon was a part-time Hunter
resident with his massive 27,000-hectare property Ellerston
Pastoral, near Scone, where he is buried and where his
son, James, and his family now spend time. The property
Packer family since 1972 and is known for
and private Greg Norman-designed golf
the time of his death, Packer was the
-- in 2004 his net worth was estimated at
billion -- and one of the most influential
n in Australia.
<< JIM PIKE, 1892-1969
The champion jockey who rode Phar Lap
to 27 wins and two seconds in 30 races
was born in The Junction.
REG LINDSAY, 1929-2008 >>
It was late in his life (1989) that the
famed country music singer settled in
Kearsley, where he remained until his
death. He made his name on radio in the
early 1950s and in the 1960s his TV shows
won two Logie awards. He was one of the
st Australians to perform at the Grand Ole
y in Nashville and during his career he won
Golden Guitars at the Tamworth Country
ards, was inducted into the Tamworth Roll
nd the Hands of Fame, was the subject of
Your Life and was awarded an Order of
alia Medal in 1989.
< ESSINGTON LEWIS, 1881-1961
he mining engineer joined BHP in
1904 and made the company The Big
Australian. He began the Newcastle
Steelworks in 1915 and in 1921 went
to the top as general manager. He
directed Australia's production of
munitions and aircraft in World
War II, helping the nation mobilise.
Often listed as one of the most
influential Australians in history,
he was one of the nation's greatest
businessmen and played a significant
role in building the country's wealth.
OHN HIPWELL, 1948-
well is a Mayfield-born rugby union
who went on to win 36 caps for
ia -- nine as captain -- was awarded an
was inducted into the Wallaby Hall of
PHILLIP NOYCE, 1950-
The acclaimed Australian director of films such as Clear
and Present Danger, Dead Calm, The Quiet American and
Rabbit-Proof Fence, now owns Wollombi vineyard Noyce Bros
with brothers Peter and Michael.
MARK DONALDSON, 1979-
SAS trooper Donaldson, born in Waratah, is the Young
Australian of the Year, honoured for heroism during combat
in Afghanistan which earned him Australia's first Victoria
Cross in 40 years. With a Vietnam veteran father, he grew up
in Dorrigo and enlisted in the army in 2002, spending time
training in Singleton. He has seen service in East Timor, Iraq
THE HUNTER ...
WHO MISSED OUT
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