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Retirement communities ensures that residents never feel isolated

Residents at TriCare Retirement Communities are provided with many different opportunities to meet up with their neighbours and socialize through its active social committee.


One of the many benefits of moving into a retirement village is that there is always something to do, and the wide choice of activities means there are plenty of friends around for social times if you choose. One popular event is the monthly happy hour.


Initially instigated by a resident four years ago, this regular event is now organized by the social committee with the main aim of getting residents together in a relaxed social environment


Compton Gardens Retirement Community resident and social committee chair, Peter Myska says that happy hour is an excellent opportunity for residents to catch up in a relaxed environment, over a drink and enjoy each others company.


“Everyone is busy with their own lives, so happy hour is one event where residents can mark it on their calendar each month to catch up.”


“Social isolation can be an issue as you get older, so we want to provide as many different opportunities as possible for residents to get out and see other people.”


Some of the events on this year’s social calendar include games evenings, tai-chi, yoga, gentle exercises, craft, acquarobics, table tennis, bingo, indoor bowls, book club, movie nights and various bus trips within and outside Brisbane.


The monthly Sunday concerts are also very popular with performances from jazz bands, barbershop quartets and local school bands and choirs. These occasions are followed by afternoon tea where residents can stay on and catch up with their fellow neighbours.


The social committee also donates money to many worthy causes with funds raised at its events including the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea, drought relief programs and music programs at local schools.


Serviced apartments at Compton Gardens starts at only $86,000 and Independent Living Units at $130,000. Enquire to find out more – 07 3263 2788 or visit www.tricare.com.au to learn about other villages.