Aged care provider Catholic Healthcare has completed stage one of Jemalong Retirement Village in Forbes, New South Wales.

As previously reported by Australian Ageing Agenda, the first stage of the village includes 19 free standing two- and three-bedroom open plan villas.

The village also features shared amenities that are open to residents’ families and the broader community, including a community centre to host events, a café and chapel. It will have 60 residences once all stages are complete.

Catholic Healthcare sales manager Jenny Thomas said the village has been designed to bring people together.

“We understand the importance of maintaining a sense of community. You can be as active and social as you want,” Ms Thomas said.

“Meet up for book clubs, go out with other residents or enjoy a variety of social activities. Living amongst like-minded others with similar interests makes perfect sense.”

Catholic Healthcare is committed to creating aged care services in Forbes to support the growing ageing population, said Andrew Kinkade, general manager residential care.

“As an organisation we continue to grow and expand our services for seniors and the community as the demand for retirement living increases,” Mr Kinkade said.

“Construction has involved a significant amount of work over the past year and we are excited that our development is now complete. Half of our residences are already sold,” he said.

“We look forward to welcoming our first residents to their new village.”

Main image is of Joyce and Rex Nash outside their new home at Jemalong Retirement Village

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