Getting to know… Sally

Apr 14, 2023

Bathurst resident, Sally Brighton found joy in downsizing.

After living at a farm just outside of Cowra for 30 years, 74-year-old Sally Brighton had thoughts about the idea of downsizing.

“I used to live with my husband on the property, and when he passed away, I decided I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life polishing and cleaning unnecessary stuff.”

By chance, Sally spotted Ingenia Gardens while visiting her daughter in Bathurst.

“My daughter and I were going on a little drive when I spotted Ingenia Gardens and thought to myself, I
wouldn’t mind living in those units. There was a vacancy, so my daughter did a walk-through of the unit which she showed me online.”

Everything was clean, organised and the unit had a gorgeous little garden courtyard, so I told her I was taking it!”

Now a resident for over a year, Sally has embraced the lifestyle and independence that Ingenia Gardens offers, living alongside her Foxie Terrier x Chihuahua cross Lucy.

“I take her on walks through the community and everyone just comes out to pat her, she loves it. It’s great having the social connection and getting to chat with the people here, that’s what really makes the difference.”

“There are carers that come in if you need them and doctors also visit after hours. It’s just great because you have the option to live completely independently, which is just what I was looking for.”

“I’m always hopping on the bus right outside to see my family and go on weekend trips.”

Though Sally is often taking advantage of the central positioning and transport available at Ingenia Bathurst, she takes delight in maintaining her courtyard and growing her own produce.