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Maintaining an easy lifestyle for retirees

Imagine a world where you no longer have to mow your lawns, change a light bulb or fix a leaking tap.

Residents at TriCare Runaway Bay Retirement Community live in that world, all thanks to Dean Fernandez and the team who co-ordinate all the maintenance at the Village.

Having worked at TriCare Runaway Bay for over five years, Mr Fernandez says he receives great satisfaction helping the residents with the day to day maintenance of their units, and the Village as a whole.

“Our main role is preventative maintenance and we also help residents with odds jobs such as hanging pictures, fixing creaky doors or moving furniture for them.”

“A big part of living in this environment for residents is the security of knowing that if something goes wrong, it will get fixed quickly for you,” he said.

Village Manager, Malcolm Payne says that one of the main reasons people move into retirement living is to reduce the burden that often comes with maintaining a family home as you get older.

“Our maintenance program ensures that residents can enjoy the lifestyle TriCare Runaway Bay offers without having to worry about mowing the lawns, painting the house or tidying up around the garden.”

Maintenance work is not limited to gardening or the small odd job around the Village. Mr Fernandez and the team are responsible for the management of three swimming pools, the outdoor bowling green, several outdoor BBQ areas and a putting green.

“Although we are busy all the time, TriCare Runaway Bay is such a relaxing environment to work in and residents really appreciate our efforts. We feel very much part of the community here.”