Palmview retirement community nears completion as demand for a sea change rises

Aveo Group’s Palmview retirement community has opened its first-stage display villas to the public as the $60 million master-planned development begins to take shape and new research hints at an influx of retirees to the region demanding high-quality retirement communities. 

New research by leading retirement provider Aveo Group reveals an overwhelming demand for sea-change retirement options, with one in six (13%) of our next generation of retirees intending to live near the coast, and almost two-thirds agreeing that retirement villages offer perks similar to going on holiday[i]

Aveo Group CEO Geoff Grady said that Aveo Palmview had been designed to address the demand for premium retirement living options in the region and that the community would cater to retirees for many years to come with its modern facilities, landscaped grounds and vibrant community.

“We want Aveo Palmview residents to experience the relaxed and refreshing lifestyle that comes with retirement at the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Grady said.

Located in the centre of the Sunshine Coast and only a short trip on Aveo Group’s community bus to the beach, Aveo Palmview will also boast a vibrant community atmosphere.

Aveo Palmview, centred around the new community centre, will provide residents with an exciting calendar of activities to be a part of and encourage the development of new friendships.

Aveo Group CEO Geoff Grady added that research was consistently demonstrating how important social interaction is to a healthy and fulfilling retirement.

“Community living where amenities are designed for retirees seeking a vibrant community, rich social interaction and comfort are at the heart of Aveo Palmview,” Mr Grady said.

“Research demonstrates how important social interaction is to the health, happiness and wellbeing of our residents and our Aveo Palmview retirement community will promote socialisation at every opportunity – whether that be sharing afternoon tea with family and residents or enjoying our program of social activities,” Mr Grady said.

Recent neuroscience studies reveal the increasing value of social interaction, mental stimulation and physical activity as a preventative measure for cognitive decline and dementia.

According to globally recognised neuroscientist Professor Michael Nilsson, Director of the Hunter Medical Research Institute and a University of Newcastle researcher, this is known as ‘environmental enrichment’.

“It’s fascinating to see how strong the effects of environmental stimulation can be,” Professor Nilsson said.

“There’s research that if you just pass by such monotonous environments you can become stressed, your blood pressure goes up and the heart rate increases.”

“We believe the same principles should be implemented into residential spaces and home settings,” Professor Nilsson said.

Stage one of the 5.4-hectare site, set within the Harmony master-planned community, will consist of 38 modern two and three bedroom villas including one or two car garages, priced from $375,000, with the completion date expected for June 2019.

Alongside various health and wellness facilities, residents will benefit from a multi-purpose community centre, lounge bar, library, swimming pool and an outdoor park with a BBQ area.

Upon completion, Aveo Palmview will accommodate 138 independent living villas, providing homes to more than 200 seniors.

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[i] Research conducted among more than 1,000 Brisbane consumers aged 18 – 70+ by the Online Research Unit in November, 2018.

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