We are extremely proud to announce that our retirement living complex, Arbor has received the state award in the ‘Senior Living’ category at the UDIA Queensland 2021 Awards for Excellence.
Arbor’s innovative, flexible financial model has attracted strong interest among retirees and downsizers, offering a high quality retirement living option that is centred on dignity, fairness and individual lifestyle.
BHC CEO Rebecca Oelkers said that for many ageing Australians, a traditional retirement village is out of reach for their financial situation.
“Arbor Sherwood has brought a unique, affordable model to the market, specifically for retirement living,” Ms Oelkers said.
“The three contract options provided at Arbor allow residents to select their preferred apartment and then choose the financial model that suits them best.
“The model provides peace of mind for our older Australians – and their families – at what can sometimes be a complex and difficult time in their lives, and allows them to enjoy the life they love, easily and independently.”
Designed by Peddle Thorp Architects with sustainability and community in mind, the 52 one-bedroom plus study and two-bedroom apartments were designed to keep the cost of living affordable for residents over the longer term. Wide internal corridors and screened doors and windows promote cross flow ventilation, while solar panels feed into electricity that services the common areas to reduce operating costs.
“Importantly, each of Arbor’s four generous levels have been designed with a deep sense of care and consideration of residents as they age,” Ms Oelkers said. “For example, the property includes generous and luxurious communal spaces including a library, yoga space and community garden.”
Designed as a ‘vertical village’, Arbor has created micro-communities to provide opportunity for casual gatherings between neighbours, while maintaining privacy and passive surveillance for comfort and wellbeing.
“We know that social connectivity during retirement is directly linked to long-term mental and physical health, and that’s what Arbor delivers on so well,” Ms Oelkers said. “It’s more than a home, it’s a place where residents can come together and connect, share and enjoy each other’s company.”
Find out more about Arbor Sherwood.