The Beauty of Blue Hills

The Beauty of Blue Hills

September 27, 2021

Is it the community spirit or simply having everything you need close by? The reasons to join a residential retirement community like Blue Hills Village are countless. Across the country, more than 200,000 older Australians choose to call these purpose-built places home. Interested in joining the tribe? Here are three key areas where you can expect major benefits.

Community: It takes a village

A fundamental reason to join a residential village is the chance to belong to a genuine, like-minded community. The importance of social contact and maintaining interactions with other people cannot be understated, especially in older people. In recent years, countries like Japan and Britain have even appointed a Minister for Loneliness to target social isolation and the associated high rates of hospitalisation in older people.

The concept of community at Blue Hills balances a true, tight-knit feel while recognising a need for solitude and individual interests. We believe diversity and individuality nurtures a stronger overall community. By providing a variety of opportunities to interact with others, including recreational facilities and organised events on-site, social life is just a natural, everyday experience—as it should be!

Within the village, you can opt for a casual get-together with comfortable lounge and dining facilities, with a licensed bar. Alternatively, Blue Hills’ social committee organises recreational activities such as Tuesday night dinners, pool competitions, chair yoga and Friday Happy Hour to mix it up. Involvement is completely up to you. But there’s always a chance to follow your passions and interests with like-minded people.

Staying connected

Location, location, location! Blue Hills makes it easy to connect with the services you need, both inside and outside the community. Located in Prestons, Blue Hills Village sits in a key Western Sydney growth area, minutes from major transport links such as the M5 and M7 corridor.

The Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report (1 March 2021) recognises the importance of sustaining links to the community. It recommends retirement and Aged Care accommodation is located close to shops and other amenities; for convenience and to foster social engagement with the local community.

Blue Hills residents are centrally located within a 10-minute drive of major supermarkets, stores, and medical services at Casula Mall and Edmonson Park. Closer to home, a shopping village is conveniently within five minutes’ walking distance.

Quality care for health & home

Creating a secure environment while allowing a level of personal independence is crucial in any retirement community. But who has time for chores? Retirement is all about low-maintenance living. By combining all your fees into one simple cost, Blue Hills’ Recurrent Charges Cover takes care of multiple expenses including council rates, water rates, building common area & garden management, village admin and 24hr resident alarm system monitoring.

But perhaps more importantly, Blue Hills offers a continuum of care when it comes to your health and wellbeing. For residents who require a higher level of care in the future, Blue Hills Manor provides the option of full-time Aged Care onsite, eliminating the added stress of a major relocation. Featuring 67 furnished apartments with quality inclusions, Blue Hills Manor residents receive a high level of medical care, with dedicated, compassionate staff on-hand 24 hours a day.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors.

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