At The Ninth Middle Ridge, residents will be empowered to shape, take ownership of and make decisions about the community in which they live.
Our residents will organise their own busy village activity calendar so there’s always something to do. You can head out on the course for a round of golf, join your new neighbours for Friday afternoon cocktails or a barbecue with family, join the craft group or meet for a game of billiards.
Whether it’s a chat in the hallway or catching up for a coffee, you’ll have friends nearby who ‘get’ you and will be around when you need them.
Your family will always be welcome at The Ninth Middle Ridge.
Diane and Barry are loving their carefree lifestyle in their beautiful apartment in an Aura Holdings’ community. “Moving to an Aura village was a major lifestyle change but the right time for us,’’ Diane says. “We downsized from acreage to apartment living – there’s less housework and no yard work. We love it! We are so handy to everything. We can walk everywhere and really our car gets little use.
“The most enjoyable part of living here is the relaxed lifestyle with all our wonderful new friends. Our social life is busier than ever. We live with like-minded people who have been really happy to include us in their lives.
“We have a blended family of three adult children each and they are all very happy with our decision to move to an Aura village. The ones who have been able to visit wish they could move in too!’’
Iola has always loved Cavalier King Charles spaniels and shares her apartment with Dolly, the seventh spaniel she has owned. When looking for a retirement living option, Iola says it was essential that Dolly was warmly welcomed too.
“They are such a beautiful dog to look at and they just seem to suit my own nature so well, being placid, very adaptable and also willing to walk,’’ Iola says. “Dolly is just the most wonderful company and she has settled into village living very well. She loves all the other residents and is terribly friendly.
“I really enjoy living at the village because, being quite a private person, there is the ability to join in activities as you wish with no pressure. I like having people around to say hello to, I enjoy playing Scrabble with a group and taking part in the Zumba classes, which my sister who lives locally also attends.’’
Wayne and Dianne say moving to an Aura village was the best decision they could have made for their future. “We never imagined we would be living in a retirement village… but we love it! Our family thought our decision to move here was great forward thinking,’’ Wayne says.
“It’s ‘no worry’ living… all maintenance is looked after and when we go away, we just lock up and leave, knowing our unit is secure. There’s also plenty of activities available and always something happening in the function room, library, billiards room, gym, craft room or the wine room. Most important is the friendship and compassion we share here. It’s nice to chat to such a varied group of people. You could never be lonely.
“Whilst Dianne attends the exercise classes, I prefer a walk to the shops but gardening is Dianne’s great love. We both spend quite a bit of time in the garden – it’s our choice to do so and it’s good exercise. It gives us a lot of pleasure when the other residents, their families and even the neighbours comment and say how nice the gardens look.’’
Previously a scientist in the agricultural industry, Robert keeps active with his love for gardening. In fact, if you were to visit Robert’s balcony today, you would see a flourish of bright flowers and fresh herbs.
“I love to garden but I am grateful not to have to worry about home maintenance anymore. You won’t find me mowing the lawn, trimming trees or painting; it’s really nice to have that behind us.
“It’s been a really positive experience living in an apartment in a retirement village. My advice is, don’t leave it too late to really consider making the move.”
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