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It’s a family affair at Ingenia Lifestyle Lara

Local Ingenia Lifestyle Lara employees Dianna McGrath and Kylie Fordham are keeping it in the family, with both of their mother’s moving in to the community they work in.

Project Sales Manager Dianna’s mum Theresa and Village Manager Kylie’s mum Judy both moved into the community recently, and are enjoying living so close to their daughters.

Ms McGrath said her mum moving into an Ingenia community was about her being able to be independent in a safe environment, close to family.

“It’s great to see her connecting with so many likeminded people in the community,” Ms McGrath said.

“Mum loves having the freedom to do her own thing, from travelling with her friends to joining in the community activities – it’s up to her.”

Theresa said her favourite thing about her new community was being close to all her children.

“I also love how many community activities are on offer, we knit and crochet on Wednesday’s and then once a month our craft group makes greeting cards,” she said.

“We are having a Christmas dinner on Friday and another on Saturday because there are so many of us involved!”

Ms Fordham said her and her sister had been looking at Ingenia Lifestyle Lara with their mum Judy as an option for her to downsize to, before she was even employed there.

“We had been looking for a while for the best option for mum – it was talking to Dianna’s mum Theresa that really made my mum feel comfortable about considering this community as her next home,” Ms Fordham said.

“Theresa offered great advice and insight into how safe she felt in the community and how lovely everyone was.”

Judy said as she was making the choice to move into the community, each time she would visit she instantly felt comfortable there.

“I can see why my daughter wanted to work here and I am glad she does – it’s such a wonderful community,” Judy said.

“I am not usually a social person, but since moving here I have slowly started to attend more events and join in the community activities, everyone makes you feel so welcome – I have made some wonderful friends.”