Enjoy the unique lifestyle benefits of facilities and activities designed to improve your well-being and help you enjoy your retirement.

Today’s villages aim to provide a stimulating social environment while ensuring access to appropriate care and support services. Flexible schedules and opt-in activities let residents be as outgoing or as private as they wish. The choice is theirs.

Restaurants, gyms, pools and spas, libraries, men’s sheds/hobby rooms, club rooms and meeting rooms, games rooms, outdoor recreation areas, bowling greens, barbeque areas, hairdressers and 24-hour medical access are all common features of contemporary villages. As well, many villages provide bus transport or access to transport for their residents.

A full social calendar is not the only upside of village life; many residents also take advantage of opportunities to expand their knowledge and acquire new skills. Villages routinely offer continuing education in fields as diverse as computing, yoga, tai chi, arts, crafts, communal gardening and much more.

Engaging, dynamic and secure — village living fosters the positive outlook and healthy lifestyle that make one’s retirement years truly golden.

A typical week of activities in a retirement community

The following is an actual calendar of events and activities for a week at BaptistCare’s The Gracewood community in Sydney’s north-west.

Resident Social Committee-Run Activities
Mon 15th, Community Garden, 9am
Mon 15th, Choir Practice, 5pm
Mon 15th, Games Night, 7pm
Tue 16th, Patchwork / Sewing Group, 3pm
Thu 18th, Art Group, 10am
Fri 19th, Craft Group, 1pm
Fri 19th, Happy Hour, 5.30pm
Sun 21st, Church Service, 3pm

Staff-Run Activities
Mon 15th, Bus Trip Kellyville Plaza, 10am
Mon 15th, Exercise Class, 10am
Mon 15th, Beautician Available, 12-3pm
Mon 15th, Aqua Aerobics Class, 1pm
Tue 16th, Hairdresser, Open All day
Tue 16th, Podiatrist On site, All day
Tue 16th, $5 Lunch Special in Café, N/A
Tue 16th, Yoga Class, 6pm
Wed 17th, Exercise Class, 10am
Wed 17th Oktoberfest Luncheon, 12.30pm
Wed 17th, Manager-hosted Afternoon Tea, 2pm
Thu 18th, Hairdresser, Open All day
Thu 18th, Physiotherapist on site, All day
Thu 18th, Bus Trip Stanhope Gardens Shops, 10am
Fri 19th, Hairdresser, Open All Day
Fri 19th, Aqua Aerobics Class, 10am