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Retirement Village Information Day
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on February 10, 2014
Tranquil Waters Retirement Village welcomed 4 guests and 74 residents for the Metropolitan Community Support Information Day.
Guest speakers from Elan Medical, Financial Wisdom and Great Southern Memorial Park joined the Cleveland branch of Metropolitan Funerals to present a free morning tea event in the village's beautiful community centre.
The guests said that they benefited greatly from the information from the presenters across topics such as Financial Planning for Seniors, Accessing Government Goods and Services.
Residents enjoyed the free morning tea and a chat to speakers.
Information Day 10 February from 10am
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on January 29, 2014
Tranquil Waters Information Day for residents and guests on Monday 10 February in the Community Centre from 10am to 12 noon for residents and guests.
Short talks featuring Great Southern Memorial Park, Elan Medical Supplies, Whittaker Macnaught Financial Services & Metropolitan Funerals, with question time and private chats if necessary.
ALL WELCOME. Morning tea provided free of charge.
You may also win a lucky door prize...............See you there.
Australia Day 2014
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on January 29, 2014
A hearty Australia Day Breakfast was served from the BBQ followed by teams competing for the TWAD trophy.
Teams of six were tested by trying to throw rubber thongs into a bucket. Laughter could be heard from the teams with applause then drowning out the screams when the thongs hit their mark!! The successful team is pictured below. It was a delight to watch the residents getting into the theme of Australia Day.
The Relaxing Retirement Home Requirements: The Facilities
Posted in '' on December 24, 2013
In this article, we will talk about the facilities a good retirement community should offer. Most good communities will include a purpose built Leisure Centre that is central and easily accessible to all residents. A broad range of social activities are facilitated from here with the help of an active social committee and a variety of interests are catered for. A good size swimming pool is a must as well as a men’s workshop.
Purpose built activity rooms cater for a diversity of interests. A well equipped modern library is important as well as access to a computer room with internet access.
A functional craft room with good lighting, storage and work tables is a valuable addition for crafting activities such as quilting, beading or even art classes.
Large open plan rooms are advantageous for many pastimes and interests. Concerts, fashion parades, line dancing, choir practices and dinner dances can all be accommodated in a well-designed space.
For some, any Sunday is never complete without a good barbeque. Many retirement living communities offer fully equipped outdoor dining spaces with barbecues, tables and grassy expanses.
The village bus is an important feature of any community. It provides a service that supports residents whilst maintaining their independence. Weekly grocery shopping, regular fun outings and leisurely bus trips should all be part of a retirement village program.
With the above things in mind, it should be easy to find the right place to spend your retirement. No matter how you choose to spend your time, remember to find somewhere that fulfills your wish list and allows you to stay active and engaged whilst having fun.
TRANQUIL TONES CHOIR
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on December 12, 2013
Our wonderful choir again performed a varied repertoir of Christmas Carols along with their own composition of "How'd ya like to spend Christmas at Tranquil Waters".
Residents enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered by Spits n Pieces whilst being entertained by our own Tranquil Tones Choir. Their interpretations of Six White Boomers is a credit to the people behind the scenes who created the props.
The Relaxing Retirement Home Requirements: The Activities
Posted in '' on December 11, 2013
Another important factor in quality retirement village living is the activities provided by the village. Below are some of the activities an ideal retirement village will have.
Participating in a craft activity can also be a form of medical treatment for some people. Being able to express yourself through the use of the right side of your brain can help release stress and can reduce anxiety. By developing the right side of your brain, you can enhance your focus and cognitive skills. Another personal benefit you can gain is being able to leave a piece of yourself behind to your loved ones. This can be a painting, sculpture, or other remembrance you can make.
Physical fitness activities
You are never too old to get active. Any good retirement village will offer facilities and activities to help you keep active. This can include indoor bowls, water aerobics, line dancing, a leisurely swim or simply a lovely stroll or bicycle ride along the waterfront.
There is nothing more therapeutic than heading into the great outdoors. Nature is filled with things to do. This includes fishing, kayaking, picnicking, cycling, walking and much more. Retirement villages close to a park or beach are ideal.
At times you might like to participate in activities that are mentally stimulating. Why not try your hand at Snooker, Mah Jong, cards or challenge yourself by joining the resident choir. . A good retirement community will provide you with the opportunity to try any of these activities. This will encourage you to keep your mind active while giving you a chance to be social with other residents.
A retirement village that offers a variety of social activities can be very rewarding for residents providing stimulation whilst being entertained and having fun. A varied and social schedule could include concerts, fashion parades, presentations, dinner dances, Happy Hour and dine in nights.
The next article in this series will be about the available facilities in a community for the retired to ensure quality retirement village living.
The Relaxing Retirement Home Requirements: The Villas
Posted in '' on November 4, 2013
The previous article discussed the location of your future retirement home. It should be located near the right amenities and recreational activities to ensure your golden years are just that - golden. Continuing the series of "Relaxing Retirement Home Requirements", this installment is all about the villas. No matter how great the outside of your house is, the interior must also be able to meet your needs. Below are some of the requirements to consider when looking for your future retirement home.
Layout of the Villa
Your retirement home must have ample space to ensure you can fit all the necessary furnishings and move around with ease. Another factor to consider in the layout of the rooms is the location of windows. They offer the opportunity of natural light to illuminate the area during the day.
Kitchen and bathroom
Another thing to consider is the kitchen and bathroom. It is important that the kitchen is well equipped, with all the right appliances to encourage independent living. The bathroom must be spacious, with accessories such as, hand rails and shower seats.
One of the most important requirements for your retirement village is the inclusion of an emergency assistance service. Such a service can immediately alert the ambulance in the event of a medical emergency.
The Relaxing Retirement Home Requirements: The Location
Posted in '' on October 24, 2013
At one point in your life, you will need to consider your retirement. For many, this is one of the best times of their life, offering the freedom to do what you want, when you want. The best place to spend this time is in a relaxing retirement community. This series will start by helping you find the ideal location.
The retirement home you are looking to stay in should be in a great location. The surrounding area must have the things you need and desire. This could include your family, a park, a view of the water, nearby shopping centres, medical facilities and much more.
Living in a retirement villa is like being on holiday, every day! But it would also be close to the essentials, such as a grocery store, pharmacy and any other desired amenities. . You must also be able to easily access public transport if the establishments are not within walking distance.
Security provided by the location
All good retirement communities work hard to ensure your safety and peace of mind, for example, a gated community. This can help make your stay more comfortable.
This is the time to live in a location that you’ve always dreamed of. If you’ve visualised for a long time of waking up with a cool sea breeze entering your window or with the beach at your doorstep, this is your chance. Many retirement communities are near popular holiday locations, so you can enjoy a relaxed and positive atmosphere all year round.
With this advice, it should be easy to narrow down the right location and possible communities to spend your retirement.
Leukaemia Foundation Fair & Open Day October 2013
Posted in 'Village Events' on October 23, 2013
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 18, 2013
THE TRANQUIL TONES again showcased their many talents on Sunday night with a wonderful program of songs on the the theme of HIGH FINANCE. Residents and their visitors were entertained in the Community Centre whilst enjoying a scrumptious Sunday night dinner.
A very imaginative team of residents showcased their musical talents as well as their creativity and sewing skills in putting together a very polished performance.
This 40 strong choir of Tranquil Waters residents has grown in leaps & bounds with new residents joining up as soon as they hear about the group. They enjoy great camaraderie, a love of music with some fun and laughter thrown in.
Redland City Inspiring Seniors 2013
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 11, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS ROBERT SMITH
Staff and residents would like to congratulate Bob on winnning the Redland City Inspiring Seniors Award for Division 4.
Eleven of Redland City's most inspiring older residents were recognised in the 2013 Redland City Inspiring Seniors Awards, held recently at Tranquil Waters Retirement Village as part of Seniors Week.
What do people look for in the Retirement Community?
Posted in 'Sales' on September 10, 2013
Finding the right retirement village
Selecting the right retirement village is an important decision that involves more than simply choosing a floor plan - it is about lifestyle. In addition to meeting your social, security and recreational requirements, you also need to ensure that there is a continuation of available care if and when required.
If social interaction is important, attend a function or read newsletters, chat to long term residents or visit and stroll around the area.
Retirement villages are service-enriched senior living communities with all the advantages of an independent lifestyle within a comfortable and burden-free environment. No more concerns about home repairs, lawn mowing, gardening etc affording you time for new friends and a variety of new social and recreational opportunities.
The first important criteria, is the location or the surrounding area of the property. An ideal retirement village should be in a good quiet neighbourhood. A good indicator is the security features of the village, such as a gate.
Another important factor is the village location is its distance from local amenities such as shopping centres, hospitals, doctors, theatres and parks. Additional features like a swimming pool, a workshop & medical alert system can make the village more appealing.
The characteristics of the villas are the second factor.
A good retirement village should incorporate features which can make life easier for its residents. This includes a safety rail in the bathroom to allow ease of access and no steps or stairs. Tranquil Waters Beachfront Retirement has everything you are looking for in a retirement village. Visit the website or contact them on (07)3207 0786 and make an appointment with their friendly staff to learn more about the available villas.
Tranquil Waters Retirement village can offer all of the above and is situated right on the water opposite the popular Thompson's Beach Park.
ARRIVE AS A GUEST, LEAVE AS A FRIEND................
How To Choose The Perfect Retirement Village in Brisbane
Posted in 'Sales' on September 1, 2013
A retirement village is an ideal place to help you keep active and busy during your senior years. You can make the most of your retirement when you are among good people in a relaxing location. Below are some of the things to consider when looking for a retirement village in Brisbane and surrounds.
One of the factors which make a good retirement village is its community, having neighbours who share the same values and interests. These are people you will be able develop a close relationship with over time. A good way to get to know the people in a retirement village is to talk to your potential neighbours, go along to functions, and visit regularly. Talk to staff and ask questions. You can get the feel of what it’s like to live in a village community.
Most seniors have spent a great part of their life working in an urban environment and coming home to a large house that requires ongoing maintenance. Wouldn’t it be a great change if you open your window in the morning and smell the fresh air from the beachside, and live maintenance free? Tranquil Waters Beachfront Retirement Village is the perfect place to spend your senior years. They offer a friendly community, surrounded by a serene coastal environment and right opposite a popular park with level walkways. Simply view all of this from selective waterview villas. Visit their website or call them at (07) 3207 0786 to learn more about their available 2/3 bedroom villas. Resales also available.
ARRIVE AS A GUEST AND LEAVE AS A FRIEND
Festival of Entertainment
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on August 26, 2013
FESTIVAL OF ENTERTAINMENT - SENIORS WEEK.
The Dukes of Uke entertained residents and visitors during seniors week along with our own Tranquil Tones
and our regular visit from the Faith Lutheran College band.
Visitors admired the resident's craft on display. See below.
Residents also served a free morning tea and sausage sizzle.
Tranquil Waters' next function will be our regular Leukaemia Fair to be held October 25th. Watch for further detail!
Seniors Week Competition
Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on August 23, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BOWLS TEAMS!!
Our 2 teams were outstanding in the Seniors Week intervillage bowls competition.
1st place, bringing home the Mater Hospital shield were Diane, Marg, Janice and Pauline.
3rd place were our 2nd team, Jean, Betty, Ray and Barry.
Next year Tranquil Waters will host the event, during Seniors Week.
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