Redcliffe resident feels at home in new unit complex
- 29 November 2019 10:25AM
For 83-year-old public housing tenant, Bill, home means being comfortable.
Bill recently moved into the newly named Marle Juster OAM seniors' complex and says that his new home is just that.
"My place is lovely and comfortable. It's got plenty of cupboard space and the kitchen is just marvellous. The bedrooms are large and having the lift is great because I have bad legs," says Bill.
During his life, Bill worked as a truck driver and was awarded a commendation for brave conduct by Queen Elizabeth almost 20 years ago.
"I used to be a truck driver before I retired. When I was driving a truck one day, another driver fell asleep at the wheel and caused a major collision. I rescued people from the burning vehicle and was able to save a child. I was recognised for this action and was awarded a commendation for brave conduct by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth," says Bill proudly.
Now retired, Bill enjoys playing with computers, having a chat with his neighbours and seeing friends who live in the area.
"I like to have a chat to the neighbours when I see them, and I like to get out and meet friends at the RSL too."
"I love living in Redcliffe because I've got friends in the area, I'm a member of some of the RSL clubs and I like the sea and fresh air," says Bill.