More than 65 people have moved into the Blue Care’s new retirement and aged care community, Azure Blue Carina, which by the end of last month was 70 per cent reserved ahead of its completion.
Azure Blue Carina, in Brisbane’s inner east, comprises a care precinct and luxury retirement living apartments, where resident amenities include a swimming pool, café, library, function room and media room.
Blue Care executive director Robyn Batten said the development was Blue Care’s second Azure Blue community, following the completion of its first at Redcliffe in mid-2012.
“Azure Blue Carina is our largest project to date and features 98 stylish, contemporary apartments and villas for people aged over 65 who want to retire and lead an active lifestyle close to the Brisbane CBD,” she said.
“More than half the site features natural bushland and landscaping which has had enormous appeal with buyers – the majority of whom have come from Brisbane’s inner east and south.
“Also of appeal is the two-storey residential aged care facility on site for 128 people, and Blue Care’s allied health services. Knowing care is on site should it be needed down the track provides peace of mind for retirees and their families.”
More than 140 people have commenced work at Azure Blue Carina, across the retirement living, residential aged care and community care precincts.
Residents from Blue Care Salvin Park Aged Care Facility at Carina Heights were the first residents to move in, as they made the transition from their older facility to their new home.
‘Wellbeing hub’ for residents
Port Macquarie’s newest retirement village, Australian Unity Retirement Living’s Sienna Grange, recently unveiled its all-new community centre.
Set on 3.6 hectares of landscaped grounds, Australian Unity said the multi-functional community centre was a place where residents could come together and engage in various social and recreational activities to suit their lifestyle.
The community centre includes a space for gentle exercises like Tai chi and yoga, access to a gym, library, workshop area, consulting room, BBQ area, as well as a veggie garden.
Australian Unity Retirement Living chief operating officer, Cameron Holland, said the community centre will serve as a “wellbeing hub”.
“Sienna Grange, like many other Australian Unity retirement villages, is designed with the residents’ wellbeing in mind. The community centre will offer residents the freedom to do all that they love to do, and enjoy a great social life without having to venture far.
“There’s plenty of room for residents to entertain family and friends, host social gatherings, partake in fun activities such as theme nights, arts and crafts exhibitions or even host a book club,” Mr Holland said.