There has never been a better time to explore your options for retirement living.
Brand new apartment-style homes will soon be available for occupation at the Sandy Creek extension to the well-known retirement village, Sugar Valley Lifestyle Estate.
Over the past six months, retirement communities have provided a special blend of support and security to their residents.
This village has always offered an independent, secure and low-maintenance lifestyle combined with a beautiful and flourishing community atmosphere.
"Sandy Creek will take this to the next level, offering even more choice in our homes, along with more services and support," manager of sales Gerry Kilby said,
"We believe that, like-for-like, we offer the best value in the region."
New two-bedroom Sandy Creek homes start from $435,000. The estate already offers a variety of homes.
"We have a rare three-bedroom 'Hunter' available which has been refurbished to be near-new. And there will soon be a three-bedroom 'Yarra' and 'Barossa'," Gerry said.
"The 'Yarra' that was recently available found a new owner within a couple of weeks, so we advise people not to wait if they are considering the move to Sugar Valley."
Sugar Valley Lifestyle Estate surrounds the Sugar Valley Golf Course and is set within the picturesque backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain.
The estate is on the border of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, with easy access to the Hunter Valley. It is currently home to a vibrant, established community.
There is an existing Community Centre with activity and lounge spaces, a library, a hairdressing salon and a podiatrist.
The new Welcome Centre at Sandy Creek will add a café, dining room, pool, gym, concierge, more consulting rooms, new club facilities and much more.
Retirement living homes should offer a fit-for-purpose environment for the residents, Michaela Endicott, project architect at AEH, says.
"Residents should be able to enjoy level, step-free access throughout the village and their home. Whereas so many older (and some new) villages have steps and hazards throughout, Sugar Valley and Sandy Creek pay intimate attention to these important details," she said.
Village manager Warren Bradshaw said, over the past six months, the team has been very focused on ensuring that it offered the best possible support to residents to help keep them safe during this time.
"We know from experience that the residents at Sugar Valley, and many other villages, have appreciated having their own homes, but within a community that cares for their wellbeing," he said.
"We believe that this trend will continue and grow. The Sandy Creek extension will help us deliver even more comprehensive services and support, with a greater choice of homes for independent living."
You can find out more about available homes at Sugar Valley, or upcoming new homes at Sandy Creek, by calling Gerry Kilby on (02) 4953 3322, emailing him at email@example.com, visiting www.aehretirement.com.au for a virtual tour, or visiting in person 30 Teralba Road, West Wallsend.
- The village operates under the NSW Retirement Villages Act. You may have to pay a departure fee when you leave this village. You may have to share any capital gains received with the operator of this village.