What Our Lifestylers Say – Jenny

What Our Lifestylers Say – Jenny

I’m Jennifer Croston and I’ve lived in the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village
for four years.

I came to the village because, after my husband died, I was living in a
big house, on my own, and I was rattling around in it. I just didn’t know
what to do! But my daughter was building a house further down near
Guilford and I used to drive up to Guilford to see how the house was
going on, and drive past this village, and one day we decided to come in
and have a look, and as I came out I thought: “That’s where I want to be”.
So the people were lovely, the village was lovely, and it went from there.

I love the village because I’m never on my own, if I need friends I just go
out the front door. I don’t have to walk around and there’s somebody to
talk to, somebody to have a laugh with, somebody to have a cup of tea
with, there’s just lots of things to do. Being here in the village has not
only given me peace of mind, it has also given my family peace of mind
because they knew I was nervous in the house on my own. I’ve never
been nervous in the house on my own here, I just leave the doors open,
go to bed at night and I don’t even think about it, I just get into bed,