Meet Phyllis lambert

Welcome back to our Meet the Resident articles. Introducing you to some of the wonderful residents who live in our homes across Tasmania, and sharing their stories.

Phyllis has a love of gardening. So much so, she is growing an avocado tree in front of the Lemon Lounge at Guilford Young Grove.

Phyllis grew up in South Africa. As a teenager she wanted to be an interior decorator. But after working at her local print shop, she didn’t think it was for her. So, she went to college and began a full time job working as a credit controller. She was in this position for six months before being promoted to head of her department, where she held this role for the next ten years. 

After meeting and marrying her husband they rented (and later bought) a Garage. The Garage grew into multiple businesses, ranging from a sports shop to a takeaway store. During this time Phyllis and her husband had a son and three daughters.

Phyllis’ son thought moving to Australia would be a good opportunity. She lived in an apartment in Sandy Bay until two years ago when she moved into Guilford Young Grove.

Phyllis says she’s enjoying her time here and likes participating in the Home’s various activities such as Tai-Chi and indulging in the massage therapy services.