Travel prize windfall after 60 years of friendship

From working together as teenagers at an engineering company to living in the same retirement village more than 60 years later, Reg Schmutter and Ray Giezekamp certainly have a very long association. Their wives also share the same name – Jan!

The two couples also shared the dance floor at the Sydney Gala Reward Event held at Living Choice Glenhaven on Friday 26th July, after Reg and Jan were declared the winners of the annual $5,000 travel voucher for referring Ray and Jan to the Glenhaven village.

“It was total surprise as Jan and I never win anything,” said an excited Reg a few days later. “I played golf with Ray this morning and we’re still talking about it.”

Reg and Jan lived in the Glenhaven area for 20 years before moving into the village two and a half years ago. “Ray and Jan lived in Dural and we kept bumping into each other. We told them about Living Choice Glenhaven and they moved in recently.”

Referrers to both Living Choice Glenhaven and Leisure Lea Gardens, as well as those they referred, attended the 2019 event and once again, the Resident Ambassadors and staff members excelled in organising a fabulous event. Guests included the Chairpersons and Resident Ambassadors from both villages and everyone was impressed with the sparkling décor, constant supply of delicious food and enjoyed the music by the talented Mimosa Duo.