As a resident of The Avenue Maroochydore, you will enjoy endless opportunities for fun, make new friendships and enjoy the companionship of a likeminded community.
At The Avenue Maroochydore retirement community, we empower residents to shape, take ownership of and make decisions about the community in which they live.
Our residents organise their own busy village activity calendar so you will always have something to do! You can join a bus trip, visit a winery for the day with your new neighbours, try aqua aerobics, join the craft group, or meet in the community areas for a morning tea, a celebration or game of billiards.
At The Avenue Maroochydore, you’ll have friends nearby who ‘get’ you and will be around when you need them.
Your family are always welcome to visit the village.
Noel and Valerie, originally New Zealand farmers, moved to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast before discovering The Avenue Maroochydore in 2019 and making it their forever home. “We recognised that Maroochydore was a great centre to call home and The Avenue a perfect place to make our home,’’ Valerie said.
“It’s the freedom of choice here that we love the most. We can do whatever we like – we can live privately, have family and friends visit, or join other residents to socialise. Our social life is very enjoyable and our friendship network has definitely increased since moving to The Avenue.
“All the facilities, recreation rooms and the open spaces are like an extension of our own apartment. My son put it well saying ‘Mum, it’s like you’ve got a small house and a big house but you only have to look after the small house’. Our kids are thrilled to bits that we are here.’’
The couple share a love of gardening and enjoy pottering in the courtyard garden of their ground-floor apartment, while Noel spends a lot of time in the village’s beautiful communal gardens, especially in the vegetable patch.
Angela was the youngest of 10 children born in a Prussian village. After her family fled to Germany, Angela achieved her dream of becoming a nurse, and later moved to Australia. She enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a community nurse specialising in palliative care before retiring to the Sunshine Coast where she now lives with her husband Fred at The Avenue Maroochydore.
“Fred and I have been married for 22 years. At that time we had been living in Sydney where Fred was working so hard and I thought to myself ‘if I want him for longer I have to take him out of here’ because the environment was so unhealthy.
“We would pass The Avenue Maroochydore every day and I became a bit jealous of the people who lived there. Fred would say: ‘isn’t that a beautiful building?’ So one day we went in just for a look and we never wanted to leave.
“Now I wouldn’t want to change a thing. I feel so safe so secure at The Avenue and it is so beautiful. I can walk two minutes to my church, walk five minutes to the beach or five minutes to Sunshine Plaza. Now that we are at The Avenue, we will never move.’’
Ian and Karen said their adult children strongly supported their decision to move to The Avenue Maroochydore. “Our children began encouraging us to consider moving to a retirement community when we were in our late 60s. They both got onto us about the need to get out of our big house, yet close to a high-care facility, and The Avenue fitted the bill. Both children pushed us but you really need to make the decision yourselves. They continue to strongly support our move.’’
Ian said the location was a major factor in their eventual decision to move to The Avenue. “The site in downtown Maroochydore gives us easy access to Sunshine Plaza, restaurants and coffee shops, a range of services and great areas to walk. We couldn’t have done better than this location and it will become more important as we age.
“We also enjoy being part of a community of retirees, having people to talk to and participating in activities and events. Our friendship network has grown and we expect it to expand further as new residents join the community.
“If you are unsure about moving to The Avenue, I’d suggest thinking about how much it will suit your lifestyle and family connections, not just in the immediate future but as you age.’’
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