If you’re seeking help to live your best life at any age, check out this special feature showcasing businesses and services in the Canberra region that particularly cater to the wants and needs of seniors.

Araluen: a haven for the independent retiree

Nestled in the heart of Weston Creek, Araluenis a haven for the independent retiree. Here you will find a friendly, active and thriving community for people from all walks of life. There are a range of residences available, places where you can have real ownership and make changes to suit your lifestyle.

To sum up Araluen in a word, it is ‘choice’. You get to choose how you live, be it privately or socially. There are many active social groups throughout the village that are run by the residents. Get together with your friends and play bowls, croquet, billiards or mahjong. Take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool or relax in the spa. Create something unique in the arts and crafts centre, or stay active with a walking group.

There is even a bus service that takes regular trips to Cooleman Court and can be booked by groups or individuals, so Canberra can be your canvas. And when you just want to enjoy some peace and quiet, the private residences at Araluenoffer you that too.

Don’t leave it too late! If you’re over 60 and think that this life sounds appealing, call Nic Salter-Harding on 0412 600 085.

Services available at Araluen: ● heated indoor swimming pool ● spa ● gym ● dining hall (for functions) ● full sized pool table ● barbecues and outdoor dining area ● bowling/croquet green ● craft room and workshop ● community veggie gardens ● library ● chapel ● visiting hairdresser, beauty therapist and podiatrist ● NBN connection ● bus service (can be booked for individuals and groups) ● 24-hour emergency system.

Pines Living: premium living for seniors

Pines Living in Farrer combines retirement living and residential aged care facility in one location.

Nearby to nature reserves, shops and amenities, Pines Living boasts wide open spaces, greenery in abundance and plenty of natural light and fresh air. There’s even a colony of kangaroos who love to pay the residents a visit!

Pines Living is a high-tech facility, with residents assured of comfort, space and a secure place to enjoy life – many residents say they’ve hit the jackpot when they moved to Canberra’s best retirement living facility.

Pines Retirement Resort has modern two-bedroom, two-bath villas and apartments, designed with retirement living in mind; each home is wheelchair accessible with anti-fall precautions in all residences. Residents have access to the beautifully maintained gardens, the popular wellness centre with exercise equipment, a Men’s Shed and a community garden.         

In Pines Living’s Residential Aged Care Facility (Nursing Home), residents enjoy holistic, person-centred and respectful care. Dedicated Activities Officers arrange activities, events, use of the community facilities and outings around Canberra.

The popular master chef takes care of residents’ culinary needs. Gourmet meals for every dietary requirement are cooked on site.

Pines Retirement Resort                            Pines Nursing Home                    

9 Dreverman Street, Farrer                       272 Beasley Street, Farrer

T: 6162 2999                                                T: 6196 8000

Azure Village: Retire where you feel at home

Choosing Azure Village could be one of the best decisions you make. Perfectly nestled in one of Canberra’s most charming suburbs of Narrabundah, Azure Village has been thoughtfully created for life over 55.

This brand-new pet-friendly village is conveniently located just minutes from Canberra city centre, Manuka and Kingston neighbourhoods.

Brought to you by Marymead, Azure Village offers a choice of modern, low-maintenance two and three-bedroom villas in single-level or double-storey designs. With seven floorplan styles to choose from, you can be sure to find a home that suits you and your budget. Each carefully designed villa features spacious open-plan layouts providing plenty of natural light, ducted air-conditioning, neutral colour schemes, beautifully appointed fixtures and fittings, stainless steel appliances, 6 Star energy rating, private courtyard and so much more.

Have peace of mind knowing you will be in a safe, supportive and welcoming community.

Visit azurevillage.com.au for more information or call 6162 5888 to book a private tour.

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Canberra Audiology helps you hear well, age well

Keeping fit and healthy as you get older is very important, however many people don’t consider their hearing as having an important impact on aging well.

“There is a growing wealth of evidence showing that improving your hearing can help cognitively, socially, emotionally and even physically1” says Kimberley Gordon, Canberra Audiology.

Cognitively – Hearing aids have been linked with improved memory and delayed dementia onset3.

Socio-Emotionally – Connecting with others effectively has been shown to improve your relationships, emotional welfare and quality-of-life.2

Physically – Hearing well can reduce the risk of falls.4

  • 1. Kramer, et. al. (2002).
  • 2. Vas, V., et. al. (2017).
  • 3. Loughrey, D.G., et. al (2018).
  • 4. Jiam, N.T.-L., et. al. (2016).

Canberra Audiology’s university-qualified audiologists are specialists in providing hearing solutions in a caring, family-centred clinic. Their aim is to address clients’ hearing concerns so that they can thrive mentally, emotionally and enjoy the fun activities in life.

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Step into autumn with Frawley’s

The cooler weather is on the way, and Frawley’s Shoes has all your footwear needs covered when it comes to new season styles.

Comfort is top of mind for the local, family-owned Frawley’s Shoes, with a wide choice of styles and fits to suit every foot, including half sizes, a range of widths and shoes for orthotics.  

Frawley’s is also home to an array of quality and fashionable brands, such as Frankie 4, Ziera, Clouds and Rieker.

Every customer can be assured of personable and friendly service, coupled with the team’s extensive knowledge of fit, style and comfort.

Head in store today to take a look at the new season styles, and step into autumn feeling fabulous.

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Get moving with Positive Motion Physiotherapy

At Positive Motion Physiotherapy Kingston, our therapists work with clients to create individualised rehabilitation programs and establish goals to suit all stages of recovery. As the only remaining clinic in Canberra specialising in oncology and lymphoedema therapy, our longer consultations allow us to tailor treatment plans to individuals. We will work with you to create a rehabilitation program to suit your recovery and to help you regain body confidence and awareness. We are now pleased to offer small group exercise classes to cater for those who need a more supervised and supported return to exercise. We have also recently added a LymphaTouch device to our repertoire of treatment options to help with post-operative recovery, lymphoedema, lipoedema and a range of conditions associated with oedema. Speak to one of our professionals today to find out more.

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Your Happy Feet Podiatry helps keep feet healthy

Did you know healthy feet are an essential measure of your overall health? You could walk over 100,000km in your lifetime and when it comes to looking after your wellbeing, it’s easy to neglect your feet. Your Happy Feet Podiatry passionately pursues the health and safety of their clients by delivering a premier podiatry service within the allied healthcare setting. Ever expanding, Your Happy Feet Podiatry is now offering Thursday clinic days at the new Murrumbateman Health Hub, including podiatry services for diabetic assessment, biomechanics, and general foot and nail health. Your Happy Feet Podiatry has also welcomed two new podiatrists, Canberra local Jemima Kercher and Melbourne born Lucy Andrawes, who will both be working in the Holt clinic, helping clients maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.

Get in touch today to learn more about the services available.


Regain independence with ACORN Stairlifts

Giving people who struggle with stairs freedom and independence, ACORN Stairlifts has been providing assistance 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, helping them regain independence and retain full use of their home while getting up and down the stairs safely. We have led the way with our design and innovation and are the first stairlift manufacturer to be awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation. Get in touch today to speak to an expert.

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Try ‘Beat It’ at Curves Belconnen

Beat It is an eight-week program from Diabetes NSW & ACT, focusing on aerobic, strength and balance exercises, and health education.

Alongside their other fitness offerings, Curves Belconnen runs the Beat It program, which is a great option for anyone just beginning or returning to exercise, or those completing rehabilitation from injury or surgery. Curves Belconnen has a consulting exercise physiologist who can help ease you in to the gym environment, do an initial screening and plan a tailored exercise program for a group setting.

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Get ‘Strength for Life’ at Higher Function Physio & Pilates

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At Higher Function Physio & Pilates in Canberra City, our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists have the clinical knowledge and experience to improve your body function and performance. Higher Function is now offering Strength for Life, an exciting and evidence-based exercise program from the Council on the Ageing (COTA). Strength for Life is designed to help people over 50 improve their physical strength, balance, coordination and fitness, at an affordable price. Small group classes delivered by physiotherapists, the program includes a 60-minute assessment and an individualised program. Initial Assessment ($85) and Classes ($15) are claimable from most Private Health Insurers. Receive your first class free!

23 Petrie Plaza, Canberra City

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