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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.

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