RetireAustralia has sold a 1.7-hectare parcel of vacant land at Bargara’s Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village to leading aged care provider Carinity.
Located on Woongarra Scenic Drive in Bargara, the land has been undeveloped for many years.
RetireAustralia Chief Executive Officer Alison Quinn said she was pleased the sale was finalised.
“Carlyle Gardens is an independent living retirement village, so our residents will benefit from having a quality aged care facility in close proximity.
“We are committed to helping our residents maintain their independence for as long as possible, but if there comes a time in the future when they need to move into residential aged care, it’s great peace of mind knowing that they need only move next door,” Alison said.
“Residents will be able to maintain their existing relationships in the event of health changes and couples with differing needs can easily spend time together while receiving the care and support they need.
On average retirement village residents will move to aged care five years later than those living in a private residence due to the additional support and services available to them.
Other lesser-known benefits of living in a retirement village include a reduction in GP visits, hospital admissions and length of hospital stays and an increase in mental wellbeing and overall happiness.
Carinity’s aged care facility will make Carlyle Gardens the only co-located retirement village in Bargara and one of few in the Bundaberg region.
The land sits adjacent to Carlyle Gardens’ 294 independent living villas and is just across the road from Bargara Beach.
“We look forward to working with Carinity as neighbours for the benefit of the Bargara community,” Alison said.