It isn’t all about staying fit and eating well, staying healthy in retirement is also largely down to staying socially active and learning new skills to keep the mind ticking.
And retirement villages are now offering tailor-made resort-like living for seniors, with modern properties offering world-class facilities with a focus firmly on wellness, and a bursting social calendar of BBQs, wine nights and afternoon lawn bowls.
So, how have retirement villages evolved for the better? Take a look at the modern offerings for our active seniors.
Architecturally stunning properties
In July this year, retirement village provider Aveo opened a much anticipated expansion of The Clayfield retirement village at Albion, close to Brisbane’s CBD.
It was much anticipated because it not only cost $25million but its superior design highlighted how retirement homes have changed.
The five-storey property features 65 two-bedroom Private Aged Care Apartments, which boasts to having both a premium look and high-end fixtures and fittings. There’s large light switches, DDA compliant bathrooms and zero-step thresholds.
Strategic Operations Manager of Retirement Living for Aveo, James Wiltshire, said: “The finish and fixtures found in retirement villages have had to change with the times. Much like the residential market, retirement villages have had to meet a higher expectation for design and interiors.
“The market has a higher expectation of what a bathroom looks like for them, what a kitchen should look like, and what carpet they want. And we’re doing a pretty good job at ensuring they are getting exactly what they want. And The Clayfield’s brand new apartments are a prime example of that.”
These world-class properties boast to having cultivated gardens, fitness centres, hair salons and a range of restaurants and cafes.