PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday, 15 January 2020
You’ve heard about sea changes and tree changes, now a Sunshine Coast retirement village is offering retirees a 'me change'.
The Avenue Maroochydore is encouraging retirees to make a change by putting themselves first after spending their lives working, raising families and paying off the mortgage.
Aura Holdings director Mark Taylor said it was time for many over-60s to do something they haven’t done before – put themselves first.
“Retirement village living allows residents to free up some capital when they sell the family home,’’ Mr Taylor said. “This not only allows them to realise their long-held travel dreams but they no longer have the burden of home maintenance. At The Avenue the lawns, painting or changing lightbulbs is someone else’s responsibility. It’s a relaxed, lock and leave lifestyle.
“This stage of life should be all about retirees’ desires and goals. It’s a fresh start. They’ve earned this lifestyle so it’s now time to enjoy it and make themselves their priority.’’
Work is well underway on the final stage of The Avenue, offering luxurious independent living only 200m from the water close to all Maroochydore’s attractions and facilities.
On completion, The Avenue will provide 113 apartments with resort-style living in an enviable location close to shops, restaurants and cafes and medical facilities. Stage one opened in July 2019 with 49 apartments.
The heated pool in stage two will add to the community facilities in place including a gym, billiards room, library, wine room and courtyard entertainment areas. A café is also planned.
The pet-friendly two and three-bedroom apartments are being built by Woollam Constructions on the 1ha site on Baden Powell St and Anzac Ave.
To assist new residents begin their me change at The Avenue a free downsizing information session will be held at the village on Wednesday, January 22, at 10.30am. Margaret Warren, of Inspired Outcomes, will offer advice on dealing with a lifetime of possessions when downsizing. Her company offers a complete service to retirees in what can seem like an overwhelming task of moving from the family home to a retirement village.
“Sometimes the process of moving can seem overwhelming and gets put off or cancelled because if just seems too hard,’’ Mrs Warren said. “We can take the stress and worry out of the equation by organising everything from appointing an agent to sell the family home, decluttering, working out what will fit in the new apartment, and dispose of or sell unwanted items.’’
Aura’s philosophy is to stand out from other retirement village providers by being open and fair. All Aura villages are welcoming and inclusive, putting residents’ needs first. Staff listen and empower residents to shape the community in which they live.
Aura Holdings is currently involved in six projects in various stages of development in southeast Queensland, providing high-quality retirement living apartments.
Aura Holdings director Tim Russell said The Avenue was addressing a gap in the market for quality retirement living so near the water in a small connected, supportive community.
“Not only is this retirement community in such a stunning location but it’s a fabulous place to call home, designed for liveability with facilities to enjoy a relaxed, engaged lifestyle,’’ Mr Russell said. “It’s the perfect place for a me change.’’
Stage two is expected to be completed by late 2020.
Apartments at The Avenue stage two range from $465,000 to $1.35 million. A sales office is open at 32 Baden Powell St (07) 5479 6482.