Goodwin Aged Care Services is pleased to announce the commencement of sales for its forthcoming retirement village, Goodwin Village Downer.
Goodwin Village Downer, the organisation’s fifth retirement village in the ACT, builds upon Goodwin’s 67-year history and expertise in creating thriving communities for Canberra’s seniors.
The village promises to be an exceptional offering for people looking to downsize in a central location and an environment designed specifically for seniors.
With units built to the adaptable housing standards, and a variety of on-site supports, Goodwin Village Downer grows to meet residents’ changing needs, allowing people to age in place and remain active for longer.
The village emphasises the importance of community and socialisation, offering a range of shared spaces including a clubhouse, gym, library, landscaped gardens, and alfresco dining areas, as well an on-staff lifestyle officer.
Located around the corner from the Dickson shops on the corner of Melba St and Bradfield Avenue, Goodwin Village Downer comprises 109 two- and three-bedroom independent living apartments and 20 single-bedroom assisted living apartments.
Erik Boddeus, Goodwin Executive Manager Retirement Living, Property and Development says there is a growing need for accommodation solutions that maintain people’s independence while providing a safe and social environment.
“People often have misconceptions of what retirement living is, thinking it’s not for them. But what we hear again and again is people saying, ‘we should have done this sooner’”, said Mr Boddeus.
“Retirement living takes a lot of the chores and stress out of life. There’s a maintenance officer on site to help with any odd jobs, a village manager and concierge, and a lifestyle officer who facilitates events which people can choose to participate in.”
“Goodwin has spent decades listening to the wants and needs of seniors. We’ve taken the learnings from our existing villages and have designed a retirement village that we know is going to offer an outstanding lifestyle, balancing luxury, privacy and connectivity.” Said Mr Boddeus.
Canberra based firm CK Architecture were chosen to design the village for their expertise in retirement living, multi-residential and community developments.
Principal of CK Architecture, Cassandra Keller, says that emphasis has been placed on ensuring the village is environmentally conscious.
“Goodwin Village Downer has been designed with the environment front and centre. Features include water and waste management, solar power and energy efficiency.” Said Ms Keller.
“The focus on sustainability is not only great for the environment and surrounding landscapes, but it also enhances the year-round comfort and wellbeing of residents.”
“Of course, a great deal of consideration has been placed on the overall quality and style. The apartments are spacious and intuitive, and the building is stylistically timeless with terracotta and dark grey coloured facades, a nod to the deep red brick of Canberra’s timeless early residential buildings”. Said Ms Keller
Goodwin Village Downer is currently pending DA with construction expected to commence early 2022.
Images are artist impressions by Binyan