HEALTH THE KEY PRI­OR­ITY

The Courier-Mail - Home - - SUNSHINE COAST - BELINDA CHILTON

Liv­ing well through pre­ven­tive health­care is the catchcry of a new Sun­shine Coast ver­ti­cal liv­ing re­tire­ment vil­lage un­der con­struc­tion.

Stock­land’s $63 mil­lion Birtinya Re­tire­ment Vil­lage is 25 per cent com­plete and set to de­liver a key fo­cus on pre­ven­tive health.

Stock­land re­gional de­vel­op­ment man­ager Paul Kele­her said he was pleased with progress on the com­pany’s first green­field ver­ti­cal vil­lage, with com­ple­tion on the eight-storey canal-side de­vel­op­ment set for early next year.

“This week we cel­e­brated an ex­cit­ing mile­stone – open­ing our new sales cen­tre,” he said. It’s be­side Izba Ex­presso Cafe, cor­ner of Birtinya and Kawana Lake blvds, Birtinya.

Mr Kele­her said the re­tire­ment vil­lage fo­cused on liv­ing well via pre­ven­tive health.

“We are really ex­cited to be pro­vid­ing high­qual­ity ser­vices such as re­me­dial mas­sage and ex­er­cise classes in­cluded for res­i­dents,” he said.

“The vil­lage will also be con­nected by the new INS LifeGuard concierge sys­tem, giv­ing res­i­dents ac­cess to in-home or in-vil­lage health and well­be­ing ser­vices at the touch of a but­ton.

“With the 11km of walk­a­ble water­front at their doorstep, Opal Aged Care next door and all the fa­cil­i­ties of the Sun­shine Coast Health Precinct, res­i­dents have ac­cess for all they need to keep liv­ing well and in good health.”

The vil­lage will have 140 spa­cious one, two and three-bed­room apart­ments with stor­age, pri­vate park­ing and views. Res­i­dents will en­joy ac­cess to a two-storey club­house with a cafe, bil­liards room, li­brary, staffed ex­er­cise and well­ness cen­tre, and an out­door pool with cov­ered decks and din­ing ar­eas and gar­dens.

The first re­lease for pre-reg­is­tered buy­ers will start next month, with pre-reg­is­tra­tions be­ing taken now.

“By 2056 a quar­ter of our pop­u­la­tion will be over the age of 65,” Mr Kele­her said.

“Ver­ti­cal vil­lages like this create op­tions for older Aus­tralians to down­size and move into con­nected com­mu­ni­ties with cen­tralised health and life­style ser­vices.”

Res­i­dents at Birtinya Re­tire­ment Vil­lage will have ac­cess to ser­vices such as re­me­dial mas­sage, ex­er­cise classes and a staffed ex­er­cise and well­ness cen­tre.

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