POSITIVE TAKE ON AGEING
When you become a resident at Kingsford Terrace retirement community, you have firsthand access to celebrity events, such as a recent talk with best selling author Ita Buttrose.
Buttrose helped launch the new Care Help Ageing and Thriving (CHAT) series at the Corinda facility last month, sharing her insights and wisdom on what it meant to grow older well. Facilitated by Five Good Friends and Apia, the CHAT program aims to promote positive ageing, according to Five Good Friends founder and CEO Simon Lockyer.
“It aims to connect experts in the area of positive ageing with the community through free, powerful and engaging talks or chats,” Mr Lockyer said. “It is kind of like TED talks for growing older well.”
Mr Lockyer said the events were held around the country and other speakers had included Dimity Dornan AO, Queensland Senior Australian of the Year.
In July this year, Kingsford Terrace retirement community opened the doors of its second stage, Duporth, offering 53 one, two and three-bedroom independent living apartments.
Kingsford Terrace village and sales manager Mandy Julian said the name Duporth was a nod to the history of the local area and the Ladies of Duporth Private School that opened in Oxley in 1888.
“I love the connection Kingsford Terrace has to the local community,” Ms Julian said.
“Too often, retirement communities become exclusive enclaves with resident activity contained within the village.
“Here we are creating an integrated community where seniors can thrive in their retirement and really enjoy the local amenity.”
Kingsford Terrace retirement community at Corinda has put a prime focus on having an integrated community.