Lyndoch Living Retirement Village Manager, Julie, loves to make a difference

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Meet Julie, Lyndoch Living’s Retirement Village Hub Manager.

Julie describes herself as an inquisitive and sparkly person who loves people and building relationships.

With many years of experience managing retirement villages throughout Victoria, Julie chose this career path because it suited her skill-set. At the heart of the role is ‘being able to provide exceptional customer service’, which she loves. After working in Bendigo for several years, Julie and her husband decided to move home to Warrnambool.

Julie said she wanted to work at Lyndoch as she knew it was an organisation that offered many opportunities. Plus, it is in an industry she loves.

Julie was so excited to become part of the Lyndoch team when she initially commenced in Finance. Then after a few months, the position of Retirement Village Manager arose. Julie said ‘it was meant to be’ as she successfully applied for the role.

“Every day is different; it is not one of those jobs with a tick list. It is all about meeting residents’ needs. However, that may look on any given day.

“It is the type of career that you can make your own. If you love a challenge and enjoy community engagement, then it is the job for you.

“I love that I have the chance to make a difference in someone’s life each day that I come to work,” said Julie.

We asked Julie how she defines success. Her response was, “Waking up every day being grateful, happy, and content with exactly where I am in my life. It has been a journey, but I am very comfortable with my life, and I think that is the key.”

In Julie’s spare time, she loves being out in her garden, binge-watching crime shows, and op shopping.

Thanks for caring Julie!


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)