Pioneering Residents

Pioneering Residents

Oakfield Rise’s first residents knew they were onto a winner from the first time they walked into their new home almost two years ago.

Ray and Josie Noble who have been married for over 60 years, moved into Villa 12 back in April 2019, and said Oakfield Rise stood above the rest.

“I was a successful builder for over 50 years, and I was very impressed by the building quality here,” Ray said.

“It was hard to move to a new home but everything was magnificent, from the high ceilings and wide doors, it’s just great.”

“You don’t feel squeezed in or anything like that at all.”

Ray suffered a stroke only 3 months after moving into Oakfield Rise. Thankfully he’s recovering with daily exercises, and Southern Cross Care’s Buddy Support Program.

This Program sees a Buddy Support Worker take him on day trips, and Ray said he’s so glad Southern Cross Care offers the service.

“I just love it, we will go for half a day to all these towns like Lobethal and Strathalbyn and it brings back so many memories,” Ray said.

“My favourite would have to be Clayton, I tell everybody about that trip.”

He’s also endured Macular Degeneration more recently, and Josie said having their eye specialist located in Mount Barker is a real bonus.

“You never know what life can throw at you, but having Ray’s specialist only 5 minutes away is very comforting,” Josie said.

“And we have other medical specialists here toobecause Mount Barker is a growing town – so we think we’re in a pretty good spot.”