Ryman expands retirement village

The acquisition of land will house 58 independent living villas.

Aged care and retirement living provider Ryman Healthcare has purchased land to expand one of its villages in Victoria.

Located adjacent to its Deborah Cheetham retirement village in Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula, the land is a 2.02 hectare site that will house 58 independent-living villas.

Ryman Healthcare chief executive officer Cameron Holland said the expansion of Deborah Cheetham was driven by strong demand for quality retirement living and aged care in the region.

Cameron Holland

“Deborah Cheetham is a spectacular village and the demand for the full range of living and care options it offers has certainly exceeded what we expected when we first bought the site more than five years ago,” he said.

The communal amenities at the Deborah Cheetham village – named after the Indigenous soprano, composer and educator – include a bar, café, indoor swimming pool, gym, cinema, billiards room and a library.

“The communal facilities and aged care centre are among the largest we’ve ever built,” said Mr Holland, “so it’s given us the opportunity to grow the village community over time and give more locals the opportunity to move in.”

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