Newling Gardens welcomes new general manager Sue Nelson

Newling Gardens Retirement Village's new manager Sue Nelson with resident Bev Lilley and Mayor Cr Simon Murray.
Newling Gardens Retirement Village's new manager Sue Nelson with resident Bev Lilley and Mayor Cr Simon Murray.

Newling Gardens Retirement Village has appointed a new Village Manager, Sue Nelson.

Sue is an Armidale local, and brings plenty of experience to the role, including 23 years managing optical practices, and formal qualifications in mental health.

Since joining the Taylor Street community on August 20, Sue has enjoyed meeting residents and staff.

“I’ve been received with open arms by the residents, as I’m a local and know so many in the village,” she said.

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Sue’s responsibilities include ensuring residents can enjoy vibrant retirement lifestyles, maintaining onsite facilities, and assisting in the organisation of activities and events.

“I want to engage with and listen to residents, hear their needs, and find out what I can do to make the village even more unique.”

As she settles in to the role, Sue is looking forward to immersing herself in the village community even more.

“I can’t wait to build great friendships, get involved in new ideas, and develop new forms of communication.”

Newling Gardens residents are known for their strong community spirit and dedication to charity fundraising.

The village recently raised over $12,000 for drought relief at a resident-led fundraising event – a sum matched dollar-for-dollar by Rotary International.

Newling Gardens offers relaxed and secure retirement living in peaceful surroundings. Visit retireaustralia.com.au/newling-gardens for more information.