When Caz Glasson found herself navigating interstate support services for her Melbourne based parents, she realised she needed to find a more practical aged care solution and suggested that they think about relocating closer to family. To her relief they were keen on the idea and she was quickly booking flights whilst they packed up ready for the move to Moran Stockton.
Fast forward 3 months and Frank and Sandra Glasson haven’t looked back. They enjoy being in Stockton which reminds them of the Mornington Peninsular. Frank makes the most of having the local IGA, chemist and shops close by and the nice flat paths along the water’s edge which he enjoys with Caz and her dogs when they come to visit.
Sandra is relishing in the social side of living in Moran Stockton, she enjoys bingo, new friends, and the lifestyle activities on offer. More than anything she is thrilled that she and Frank are still able to enjoy living together in their double ‘companion’ room with private ensuite bathroom.
After nearly 60 years of marriage Frank and Sandra, who met in their late teens and married in their early 20s, have raised 3 children and have lived in both Sydney and Melbourne. Frank describes himself as an entrepreneur and supported by Sandra he successfully built, owned, and sold several businesses. He finally retired as a successful Melbourne real estate agent a few years ago due to his declining health.
When we asked Sandra and Frank what their secret was to a long and successful marriage, Frank laughed and said “As the saying goes ‘happy wife, happy life! We played to our strengths, supported each other and I always knew that Sandra was the boss at home”.
Daughter Caz told us “Having Mum and Dad so far away and trying to support them and their declining health from a distance was hard. We have all been so warmly welcomed by the team at Moran Stockton, the communication is excellent, the team really cares and has taken the time to get to know us as individuals and as a family. Mum and Dad are safe and well cared for, we couldn’t be happier.”
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