Reimagining Seniors Living

Set to be built at 20 Kintail Road, Applecross, luxury retirement apartment development Grandton Applecross will enjoy leafy avenues, jacarandah trees and waterfront pathways that connect to tranquil parklands.

Norup + Wilson Director and Grandton Applecross Developer and Project Manager John Norup said the 80-apartment development was the first of its kind in Western Australia.

“When we talk about reimagining seniors living, it is no idle boast,” he said. “Imagine an apartment where you can enjoy all the benefits of an independent living lifestyle as you transition into your retirement home with the peace of mind that personal and clinical care services will be provided to you where you live,” he said.

“You will have the benefits of the Grandton Gold Service concierge and in-house support on your doorstep, if and whenever you need it.”

Seniors Own Real Estate Managing Director and Principal Mike Graebner said the residences were architecturally and intelligently designed for active and independent living, and to be adaptable to meet the personal needs of residents, providing them with the opportunity to live their life as they wish.

“Apart from large living space, residents will have access to a vibrant ground-floor reception and lounge complemented by a public piazza and restaurant.”

“Additionally, the sky garden with relaxation and entertainment facilities, together with vegetable and herb gardens, complements the indoor heated pool, yoga spa, gym, cinema, hair salon and lounges.

“A 10-bed private care suite is located within the building, designed to cater for more severe cognitive and physical disabilities when these cannot be accommodated in an apartment. Residents have priority access subject to availability and health assessments.”

The complex will offer the opportunity to move into an apartment that is purpose-built for downsizers.

“It’s definitely not an aged care facility but a new way of living and enabling a person to really enjoy their senior years in whatever way they wish,” Mr Graebner said.

“We ask people to tell us what is important to them.

“There are five key considerations relating to how they want to live – the lifestyle they want, the form of accommodation they want to live in, their preferred location considering their social network and proximity to family, the financial arrangements and how it works for them, and the support and care as they age.

“While all are very important, some are more crucial than others for the individual, depending on where a person is in their life.

“No matter which way you look at it, Grandton Applecross does tick all the boxes.”

From the more compact 61sqm one-bedroom apartment on the third floor to the largest 208sqm penthouse apartment, the development offers flexibility of lifestyle and a sense of community.

“This is the way forward for seniors,” Seniors Own Sales Agent Brett Nosworthy said.

“This superbly designed building and its lifestyle options are the best I’ve seen.”

This article first appeared on The West Australian. Please click here to read the original editorial piece.