Here is your Seniors’ living guide to some of the best aged care facilities and services across the Hunter Region. You can also check out this Seniors Feature from page 16 in our 5 November edition.
Helen Armstrong is Facility Manager at the Southern Cross Care Mawson Court care home at Caves Beach.
She, and her staff, know the importance of putting the person at the centre of care.
“We support residents in maintaining their independence as much as possible,” Helen says. “This has a positive impact on them, both in terms of their physical and mental wellbeing.”
The benefits of residential care for residents include an onsite care team and registered nurses, who can be familiar with your individual care needs; assistance from trained and qualified professionals; access to the medication, services and equipment you require; and, of course, having a good home cooked meal.
Amelia Grey is Deputy Facility Manager and a familiar face in the care home and in the community.
“I love how we care for residents and help them to live well. It’s a welcoming environment and a happy home for residents and staff,” Amelia says.
If you would like more information about Mawson Court, you can call (02) 4971 0852.
At Forster Holiday Village, we offer a selection of fully self-contained accommodation styles to create a memorable holiday experience to suit each guest.
Our spacious cabins are set amongst pristine gardens in a village setting with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchens and spacious sitting and dining areas.
The outdoor areas boast free barbecues and plenty of shaded alfresco dining or relaxing spaces.
Forster Holiday Village also has undercover parking and a heated pool, and is only a short walking distance to beaches, lakes, clubs, pubs, cafés and restaurants. Reservations can be made by calling (02) 6554 6027.
A: 1/5 Middle Street, Forster
The team at Central Village Mayfield is building five new homes that will qualify for the government’s $25,000 home builder grant. The grant is available, providing buyers meet other basic criteria, as construction started after 4 June this year.
Our homes are built for the wonderful Newcastle climate; they are fully insulated and also feature reverse cycle air conditioners, ceiling fans, and natural gas. In addition to being warm and cosy, your new home has smeg appliances, stone bench tops, a sunny deck, high ceilings, and great neighbours. To find out more about our homes and the home builder grant call Peter on 0419 449 649.
T: 0419 449 649
A: 29 Arthur Street, Mayfield
E: [email protected]
Since the first residents moved into Latitude One by Ingenia Lifestyle in mid-2018, the Port Stephens community has since announced its 200th settlement as downsizers continue to snap up homes within the community.
The median price for a three-bedroom home in the local Nelson Bay area sits at $642,500, while downsizers can purchase their home at Ingenia Lifestyle from just $499,000, making this retirement option popular amongst downsizers. The 270-home
Latitude One community has seen a rapid increase in interest, with 90% of houses already sold out and less than 20 homes remaining to be released.
T: 0408 295 737
With its luxurious designer villas and apartments, world-class recreational facilities, tranquil rural setting close to local beaches, cafes and commercial centres and caring community heartbeat, Eleebana Shores is the new benchmark of retirement living in Newcastle.
Plus, our newly-completed, breathtaking apartments are a whole new level of luxury. No words come close to describing these last few ‘Super Luxury’ apartments that are now ready for viewing and sale.
Our newly-completed Display Apartment says it all – unmatched spaciousness and style, incredible quality in every detail, and absolute luxury at every level.
It’s time to downsize and up dream. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounded by hobby farms of Newcastle, it’s hard to believe you’re just four minutes by bus from the major shopping centre of Macquarie Fair and the lakeside dining of Warners Bay. Just minutes from your door, you’ll find local medical centres, top hospitals and major shopping complexes.
It is also close to local parks, reserves, lake-side walking tracks and local fishing areas. The local bowlo, Belmont Golf Course and Lake Macquarie Yacht Club are just down the road. There are numerous probus clubs, mens’ sheds and churches within easy reach.
And the beautiful beaches of the Lake Macquarie area are less than 15 minutes away.
At Morpeth Gardens, it is our vision to develop and construct an eco-friendly, serene and secure lifestyle village with the latest modern facilities to suit your personal needs.
Situated in this beautiful historic region of the Lower Hunter, Morpeth Gardens is located close to all the latest facilities, including doctors, hospitals, a golf course, lawn bowls and shopping centres, just to name a few.
A: 39 Metford Road, Morpeth
T: 1300 852 327
When you are ready to downsize your home and enjoy the freedom of independent living in a caring community, we have a place for you.
Selling now are two bedroom villas in our Carey Bay Retirement Village, priced from $365,000*. Conditions apply. Call Denise for more information on 4958 0091.
A: 87 Toronto Road, Booragul
T: 1800 733 553
Looking for that next level of support and care? Cameron Glen offers supported living in your own villa. This is a real alternative to nursing homes, where you can have as little or as much support as you wish 24/7. The choice is yours.
We are a community that truly cares about its residents. Cameron Glen offers a range of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villas, with prices starting from $375,000. All with private courtyards.
Cameron Glen knows the importance of companionship and we are proud to say we are a pet friendly village. Stage 3 is near completion, so phone 4958 8880 to book a tour today.
Aldinga Tours offers distinctive Australian coach tours for singles, couples, and large groups.
Aldinga Tours are a multi award winning company receiving recognition for both their operation and design of their custom created 5-star coaches.
Paul and Barbara pride themselves on providing a personalised and caring service.
“We help bring friends, fun and unforgettable memories into your life.”
T: 4950 5050
E: [email protected]
We love birthdays here at Rosedale by Teman in Lake Macquarie, evenmore so when they are triple digits. Happy century to May Bensley, who recently turned 100.
May received her many letters from all heads of state, including Queen Elizabeth II. Interesting fact: May’s father also received a letter from the same Monarch when he turned 100.
T: 1800 836 262
Acorn Stairlifts has been giving people who struggle with stairs freedom and independence, nationally and internationally, for more than 25 years. The stairlifts are ideal for people with a disability, people who have suffered strokes or seniors with decreased mobility.
With a stairlift, whoever has an issue is not restricted to one level of their home and can, most importantly, get up and down their stairs safely.
T: 1800 431 183 (free call)
For six generations, the Fry Bros family has been helping local families plan truly personalised and meaningful farewells.
When it’s time to get help with living, we live better together. Fronditha Care’s 66-bed Mayfield aged care community hub has a limited number of well-appointed private, ensuite, rooms available now with many optional extras included as standard. Book your personal tour today. Call Fronditha Care today on 1300 MAYFIELD or visit frondithacare.org.au/better.
A: 30 Crebert Street, Mayfield East
Enjoying the great outdoors with friends, conducting long business meetings, listening to your favourite podcast or music – no matter how much activity and work you like to pack into your day, Signia’s longer-lasting Pure™ Charge&Go keeps going with you.
True to its name, Pure Charge&Go can be fully charged while you sleep so that it’s always ready to go when you are.
A: Cardiff, Belmont, Mayfield & Gloucester
T: 1800 994 417
Brad has been helping people transition to retirement successfully for the majority of his career. He is passionate about giving people the best opportunity to have a happy and fulfilling retirement, by providing an easy transition from work to the next phase of their life.
T: 0423 621 120 or 4948 8228
Bruton Dental Practice is ensuring our patients and staff stay safe. We are asking our patients to please wear face coverings/masks when you attend the practice for your appointments.
Introducing Long Tan Village, Newcastle’s first vertical retirement community. The state-of-the-art development, located in the city’s heart, consists of 76 two-bedroom apartments with beautifully designed open-plan kitchen and living areas; perfect for entertaining.
Get your affairs in order now! Do you have a will? Do you have an enduring power of attorney? Do your have an enduring guardianship?
You need them otherwise your hard work, money, house and even the family dog could go to someone who doesn’t deserve it.
MRM Lawyers are trained professionals who advise you on estate planning and legal issues to ensure your wishes are respected.
Call MRM Lawyers now.
T: 4967 0888
A: 5/2 Frost Drive, Mayfield West
Having choices and a personalised plan matters. Finding reliable, trained staff, who are available 24/7, matters. Choose Newlake – a Home Care Package provider you can trust.
T: 4966 8399
If you or your ageing loved one is having trouble performing daily tasks due to old age, physical, or mental impairment, Home Care Assistance Newcastle can help.
We believe that every person and family is unique and that the caring and support needs to be just as unique. We take the time to understand our clients preferences, wishes and dreams.
We believe every senior should have access to one-on-one attention from a carer of their choice, customised care services, and control of their daily schedule for as long as possible.
T: (02) 4013 6541