Last week, BHC’s Arbor Sherwood retirement village welcomed the Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Communities and Housing, and Jessica Pugh MP, Member for Mount Ommaney. The Minister and Member for Mount Ommaney joined residents and BHC staff for an afternoon tea to celebrate the community that has been created at the village by the foundation residents.
Completed in December 2019, Arbor Sherwood is BHC’s first retirement living development. With its innovative financial model and considered design, Arbor has become a sought-after alternative to traditional retirement villages.
“BHC’s vision for Arbor was to create a truly affordable retirement option for residents to enjoy- offering a high standard of living but also importantly, financial flexibility for residents. This vision has truly come to life at Arbor- a beautiful retirement village, well located to all the amenities residents could ask for, in the lush, tree-lined suburb of Sherwood,” BHC CEO Rebecca Oelkers said.
“The way Arbor residents have come together as a community and supported each other, particularly through the health crisis, has been remarkable. We have seen residents work together to provide stability and a sense of home for each other through the most of challenging circumstances, acknowledging each other’s special milestones and celebrating special occasions. There is a wonderful sense of community, friendship and positivity in the village.”
Echoing this sentiment, Arbor resident Rob spoke at the event about his experiences of village, saying “Everybody gets along famously, and we are very fortunate to have one another. It such a supportive community and it’s just a lovely place”.
To mark the occasion, a native ivory curl was planted with assistance from the Minister and the Member for Ommaney.
“We are incredibly proud of Arbor and the community that has been formed here,” Ms Oelkers said.
“Not just for the present, but for the foundations that are being set for its future.”