Out of the four walls

Friday, May 9, 2014 By Alice B

Out of the four walls

Western Australia's Peel region is embracing a broader choice of retirement living options with the developement of 66 new two-bedroom apartments just minutes from the city centre of Mandurah.

An extension of the existing Bethanie Peel complex, the new village has a definitive outdoor living focus, encouraging residents to get out of their “four walls.”

The latest design plan includes a mini-golf course, lawn bowls green, communal vegetable garden and private playground for visiting families.

If residents need further incentive to embrace the great outdoors, they need only look out their window.

The development is surrounded by the best of the region’s natural beauty, from the gentle flow of the estuary to the crashing waves of the foreshore.

Bethanie acting CEO Chris How said the organisation is conscious of building accommodation alternatives that complement their natural environment.

“We want to get people out of their four walls and active in maintaining their vitality,” Mr How said.

“The more time people spend outside, the more active they are. Active people build stronger communities.

“We believe aged Western Australians have a lot to give back to the community.”

The connection between Vitamin D and bone density was another key consideration when commissioning the construction of more outdoor space.

“From preventing fractured neck of femur in falls to encouraging vitamin D intake - Bethanie looks at all aspects of care.

“It’s part of our holistic approach to the wellness of individuals.”

Image: Residents of Bethanie Peel. CONTRIBUTED.

An open day will be held on Saturday May 17th from 10.00am – 2.00 pm at the existing Peel Village.

There will be local entertainment, Devonshire tea, a sausage sizzle and a tour of the current site.

Register your attendance HERE for the chance to win a night for two aboard the Astor Cruise.

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