"It feels like family here."
Dallas and Pauline moved into their Summerset retirement village when Pauline was unwell. The village offered them the opportunity to live close to each other with living options suited to their different level of needs. With his serviced apartment just two minutes away from the care centre, Dallas could pop upstairs to be with Pauline whenever he wanted to.
These days Dallas enjoys the company of the other residents and regularly catches up with people in the library. “It’s a lovely place.”
Dallas has a way of describing both residents and staff, “You can’t just use the word friendly, it’s more than that. It’s like family.”