Luxurious Living with a Community Spirit

Arcadia Waters

Some might think that life gets monotonous after retirement, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Retirement resorts or homes can be a good choice for anyone who wishes to wash away the worries and spend their time completing activities that will add mojo to their soul. Some also confuse retirement homes with nursing homes, but while there is a good degree of medical care in both of these options, a nursing home is for people who need ongoing care so that they can live comfortably. A retirement resort or residence, on the other hand, is a well maintained environment with healthcare close by that offers a carefree, community lifestyle to anyone who wishes to be free of day to day burdens like home maintenance and repair.

Choosing retirement accommodations can be overwhelming, and Australians today have myriad options to choose from. There are many questions that one must ask oneself honestly before this tough decision can be made correctly:

  • Does one want to rent or own?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What amenities are needed or wanted?
  • What activities are available?
  • What kind of medical care is needed?
  • Is transportation available?

It isn’t as easy as asking what’s for dinner, but with a little time and deliberation it can be a very rewarding process.

Typically, each resident or couple will have their own dwelling, be it a small home within a resort or an apartment within a building. In addition, most retirement facilities include a community dining room and common gathering spaces – particularly significant as social connections become very important after one leaves his or her career. Staying in touch with old friends as well as making new ones can be fundamental to well-being. With this in mind, retirement residences may also offer recreational areas inside or out, transportation options, and assistance with daily living as well as nearby medical staff. Retirement home locations are increasing along with the amount of amenities that they are offering, as more and more people realise the advantages of this type of living. Not only does this type of accommodation offer freedom from the many responsibilities that come with home ownership but it offers a safe relaxing environment with a great close by solution for any possible future and current medical needs.

Many homes offer restaurant-style catering, and plans can often be chosen incorporating up to three meals a day. For residents who wish to cook, entertain or simply be alone, there are options to maintain a personal dwelling that contains a kitchenette. Recreational activities are often available and may include exercise programs, social gatherings, planned outings, swimming pools, walking trails, tennis courts and well equipped gyms. Mental stimulation is also an integral cog in the clock of life, and some homes offer informal game tables, movie nights, educational classes or lessons, public speakers and seminars. For those who are too busy having fun to clean up there are also cleaning services, laundry and even beauty salons.

Many people – an increasing number, these days – who retire say that they will never leave their homes, and for many that may just be the right choice. But there is no reason why the alternatives can’t be looked at with open minds.

The Arcadia Group offers retirement living that is said to be like a vacation in Bali or Club Med. The Group’s first resort was built on the Canning River in Maddington and was ready for the public in October 2005. This facility was built on a new concept of what community retirement living should be like, with an exciting vacation resort theme; every day is like a holiday. It is close to Perth but positioned perfectly for those who wish to take in the ambiance of quiet country living. It is a type of lifestyle anyone can enjoy, whether they are still working, semi-retired or fully retired.

Arcadia Waters provides residents with everything they need to enjoy a happy, healthy, active and secure lifestyle. Built with a true sense of community in mind, the Group offers sizeable homes with first class lifestyle resort facilities that are complemented by a state of the art security gate system that provides peace of mind whenever safety is a concern. The Group also offers a 24 hour emergency call system in every home that offers an instant solution for anyone who may be worried about their health. Where health and comfort is concerned, Arcadia also offers a wide range of in-home aged care assistants that are available should they ever be needed.

Built by the same set of design principles, another state of the art location has been established in Geraldton, located in the prestigious Seacrest Estate. This Arcadia Waters facility also offers a luxury lifestyle made complete by a friendly and secure community atmosphere with well appointed residences. And for those seeking a sea-side retirement, there are few places that can compete with Arcadia Waters Port Denison. It is located in the ‘Rock Lobster Capital’ on the banks of the Irwin River near Dongara, about 360 kilometres north of Perth and 70 kilometres south of Geraldton. It is home to one of the most beautiful, picture-perfect foreshores and harbours in Western Australia.

Located on Murdoch Drive in Greenlands just outside of Mandurah is the newly acquired Lady Brand Lifestyle Village. Villas are for sale here, in an exciting new concept village that offers spacious two and three bedroom homes. This village is located just 500 meters from the railway station, 1.5 kilometres from the Mandurah Shopping Mall and just 500 meters from the Peel Health Campus. It also offers a resident’s clubhouse where residents can access everything they need to enjoy an active healthy lifestyle, including an alfresco café area, extensive dining and entertainment options, two meeting rooms, a well-stocked library, computer and internet access, a craft room, health rooms for meeting with health care workers and a hairdressing salon with professional beauticians. The village also boasts lawn bowling, a heated undercover pool, well equipped gym, community gardening, a hobby shop and more.

With luxurious residences catering to the changing needs of today’s senior Australians, Arcadia Waters is providing retirees with a true choice later in life. At the group’s villages, the vision of a lifestyle resort comes to life.

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November 21, 2018, 3:43 AM AEDT