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Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living

Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living
Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living

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Rocker Bruce Springsteen marked his 70th birthday in September by releasing his 19th studio album.

Comedian and entertainer John Cleese celebrated turning 80 in October by kicking off a 16 show North American tour in Las Vegas.

Queen Elizabeth II, at 93, has ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history and shows no sign of slowing down.

These high-profile examples illustrate a broader dramatic shift in the perceptions and attitudes towards ageing, says LDK Seniors' Living Founder and Managing Director Paul Browne.

"I started in the senior living industry 20-odd years ago," Paul recalls.

"Retirement villages were often vibrant communities offering lifestyle and independence to seniors, whilst nursing homes resembled hospitals and there was nothing bridging the huge gap between the two."

"So much has changed, and we are now operating within a sophisticated market filled with consumers who bring a completely different mindset to retirement and aged care."

"Senior Australians - and increasingly, their children - are demanding buoyant and safe communities with a rich delivery of services that span the freedom of retirement through to end-of-life care."

Safety and security was paramount to Frances' decision to invest in one of LDK's premium senior living options.

A widow, Frances was drawn to the welcoming, friendly and supportive community at LDK and the strong sense she had of finally finding her "home".

The active 79-year-old grandmother was born and raised in the US and fondly recalls summers spent swimming and water-skiing in the temperate waters of Hawaii.

Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living
Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living

While her water-skiing days are behind her, Frances is still a regular swimmer and explains how her affinity with the ocean still captivates and motivates her.

"My first visit to Hawaii was in 1964 and since then, I've been back over 41 times," Frances recounts.

"There's something about it that makes me feel safe."

"In a way, I've found a place that's helped me reconnect with those feelings here at LDK."

"It's a safe place for single, independent ladies like me; a community."

Driving LDK's vision and its pioneering, multi-tiered model, offering a genuine alternative to the traditional retirement living and aged care options, is a commitment to treating senior Australians with love, decency and kindness.

With this in mind, Greenway Views, LDK's first purpose-built seniors' living village in Canberra, was meticulously designed to address the stark imbalance between the vibrant lifestyle of a retirement village while offering all levels of care from low right through to high care, including dementia and palliative care.

"We have a fragmented industry where retirement villages are largely operated by the property sector while nursing homes and aged care providers are driven by the not-for-profit, church and charity sector," Paul explains.

"The problem with this is our consumer is one person and they want one product.

"They want to live as they always have, with their partners and their pets. Should they require care - they want the freedom to receive that in the privacy of their own home.

"Our residents can remain in control of their lifestyle and enjoy a beautiful Lifestyle for Life™ no matter how their needs evolve over time.

"It's a new, unique concept and one that is at the heart of Greenway Views' multi-tiered approach to senior living."

Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living
Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living

Traditional retirement villages are not designed to deliver specialist health services for when residents' care needs increase to the point where they are no longer independent, which means they often have to move out of their village home into a nursing home, losing the lifestyle, privacy, freedom and purpose they experienced in their retirement village.

Greenway Views is founded on LDK's One Move Promise: when a resident decides to live with LDK, they will never have to move again.

LDK residents can receive round-the-clock care from medical professionals while remaining in their own home.

The 380-plus apartment community provides a genuine Lifestyle for Life™ with private, secure living in a warm village atmosphere for residents ranging from independent seniors, both singles and couples, through to seniors who may have care needs now or into the future.

Located in Tuggeranong, Greenway Views Senior Living Community, offers premium living options in an exceptional location, with stage one available to buy now.

Each of the apartments within the community is thoughtfully designed to suit a variety of lifestyle needs; from cosy studios to spacious one, two, and three-bedroom residences.

Active residents can join more than 30 social clubs and activity groups and access an on-site gym and Pilates studio, Men's Shed, sewing and craft room, library, off-leash dog park and billiards room.

Socialising is easy with a café, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, alfresco and community dining areas, outdoor barbecues and entertaining spaces and a village bus for excursions.

As residents' care needs increase, so too do Greenway Views' service offerings, from daily living assistance across domestic support, medication supervision, mobility and personal care, through to clinical care, end-of-life support and services. These services are focussed on enhancing quality of life and facilitating residents' strengths.

Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living
Greenway Views provides an alternative to traditional retirement living

LDK's One Move Promise means each level of care is delivered in the comfort and familiarity of a resident's own home.

Round-the-clock on-site care is delivered by a team of compassionate registered nurses and personal carers who work closely with residents' personal doctors and allied health professionals to deliver quality, holistic care.

Greenway Views is also equipped to deliver respite care, dementia care and to accommodate GPs and other health professionals in a suite of visiting rooms.

"The days of just building houses in a retirement village, in my opinion, are long behind us," Paul says.

"Likewise, this compulsion to design and build aged care facilities to resemble a hospital should be relegated to the past. People don't want to live in a hospital, nor should they have to."

Discover what makes Greenway Views the move of a lifetime. Book a tour by calling 1300 089 872 or visiting