Aveo Fulham - expansive gardens and a heritage homestead are just some of the many attractions.
When locking eyes on Aveo Fulham for the first time, it’s easy to get overawed by the incredible 129-year-old homestead for which the retirement village is renown.
But the truth is, the retirement village that lies in the heart of Fulham has much more to offer than just its stunning heritage centrepiece.
Located just 15 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, the independent living retirement village is spread across five acres from which it offers easy access to Glenelg, West Lakes and the gorgeous cosmopolitan seaside suburb of Henley Beach.
Community Business Manager Kirsty Sparshott says the village was originally founded on an old farm with its two-storey homestead dating back to 1892.
It was initially opened in two stages, the first of which was in 1984 which resulted in the construction of the first 22 independent living units.
Two years later, stages two and three were opened, comprising of a further 45 units, together with a number of serviced apartments, the latter of which are able to house 25 residents.
When fully occupied, the village can now accommodate 161 residents.
The village is staffed 24-hours a day, with flexible employee numbers depending on the amount of activities taking place on any given day. Each resident is also given access to a 24/7 emergency call system.
Kirsty says the village’s many onsite amenities are also a big drawcard for current and future residents.
Equipped with a community centre, hair and beauty facilities, and library, community members are also encouraged to utilise the many allied health professionals that make frequent visits to the village.
The retirement village also boasts its own chef and dining room where residents are treated to quality meals and themed special dinners, all of which are made onsite but without traditional restaurant prices.
For those residents whose main interests are not food-related, there is also an assortment of activities to choose from.
Kirsty says these can include everything from bingo and indoor bowls, to movie afternoons and happy hours.
One of the most popular events on the calendar is what the village refers to as its “sconversations” where residents are encouraged to get together for interesting conversations over tea and scones.
Offsite, but within walking distance to the village, is Fulham’s Airport Over 50s Club.
Operational for the past 30-plus years, activities staged at the club include line dancing classes, card games, pool and billiards, art classes and card making.
Many residents from the village are members, helping to aid relationships between the two venues, while also proving a valuable pillar in Aveo Fulham’s efforts to enjoy strong foothold in the broader Fulham community.
Kirsty says while Aveo Fulham features many impressive features, one of the best things about it is its great value for money.
“There is something affordable for most prospective residents with prices starting at $63,000 for a serviced apartment.”
The maximum price for a two-bedroom unit with lock up garage sits at around $370,000, marking it as one of the more economic retirement living opportunities, she says.
“Fulham best suits retirees who are looking for a home that is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens where property maintenance is taken care of, amenities are close by and friendly neighbours are around every corner.”
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