Meet Betty Fry

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.

Betty was born at Scottsdale in the North-East to a farming family. After getting married, her husband was approached by the town of New Norfolk to join their football team, where the two of them would spend the next 20 years before finally moving on to Hobart.

When Betty decided to move into Fairway Rise, her granddaughter measured every inch of the room and arranged her furniture such that when she arrived it was like “walking into home”. Describing her room as “like her lounge with a bed in the middle”, Betty felt she fitted in very well and made a very comfortable transition.

Despite being a resident of Fairway Rise only since last February, Betty is the current President of the Residents’ Committee, though she said that appointment came as a bit of a shock! Betty enjoys music, crafts, and other activities ran by the Leisure and Lifestyle team.

‘You can’t find time to do half the things here, there’s just so much on all the time. It’s very good.’