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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New clubhouse connects and fosters community spirit

This year has shown us that connection and belonging are more important than ever. Many in the community, particularly seniors, are experiencing isolation and loneliness resulting from the pandemic.

Attention has turned to the design of retirement villages and how it can protect residents from experiencing some of these negative effects. Australian retirement living operator Lendlease is committed to creating an environment that fosters a sense of belonging and support, something they have more than 30 years’ experience in.

Residents at The Aerie at Narrabundah, a brand-new over-55s community, have welcomed the opening of a stunning new $5 million clubhouse providing more opportunities to socialise and connect.

The expansive clubhouse boasts an array of purposefully-designed spaces for activities, dining and socialising. This includes an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, lounge, outdoor terrace, hairdressing salon, library and more.

Managing Director of Lendlease Retirement Living, Nathan Cockerill, believes The Aerie Clubhouse will become the social hub of the village: “It is a place where residents can meet new people, build friendships, pursue their hobbies or relax with a good book.”

elderly couple sitting on a couch
Geoff and Dot Charlton appreciate The Aerie’s “impressive and tastefully decorated” clubhouse.

Since opening, regular resident-led activity groups are already starting to form, enhancing the emerging vibrant retirement community and increasing opportunities for social interaction.

“The clubhouse is so impressive and tastefully decorated. It has everything you need,” said Geoff and Dot Charlton, residents of The Aerie. “It is becoming a great meeting place and the views are magnificent.”

The clubhouse and village design, by Demaine Partnership, was inspired by Canberra’s ‘Garden City’ ideal, which is reflected in the use of generous indoor-outdoor areas, including spacious sheltered balconies, verandahs and alfresco areas. This has allowed residents to enjoy expansive views over the Kowen ranges and the Capital Public Golf Course.

There are ample spaces for residents to enjoy, whether they’re unwinding, socialising or entertaining friends and family.

Positioned on tree-lined Goyder Street in Narrabundah, The Aerie has introduced a new era of over-55s living to Canberra. Along with incredible facilities, a dedicated and friendly team is on hand to ease new residents with their move, including Sales Manager, Rob Rowe, and Village Manager, Liam Hambridge.

A variety of two and three bedroom, single-level homes are now selling from $695,000*. With spacious living, dining and modern finishes, lovely aspects and pet-friendly access, these homes are ready to move into now. For a limited time only, new residents can also live fee-free for a year when reserving before 18 December 2020. Terms & Conditions apply.

Interested in visiting? The brand-new Clubhouse and display homes are open for private tours. To find out more or to book an appointment, contact Rob on 0438 254 043 or visit liveattheaerie.com/clubhouse.

This article was created in partnership with The Aerie. For more information on sponsored partnerships, click here.

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