What do you do when your lifelong friends Suzette and Cyril Box decide to make the move to retirement living? For Helen and Brian Kingsley the answer was simple. You join them.
After reviewing and visiting a number of retirement villages Helen and Suzette decided that Baptistcare Riverside Village at Salter Point WA offered the lifestyle they were searching for.
The village comprises 81 modern apartments ranging from two bedrooms to three bedrooms and two bathrooms and are available on a lease for life contractual agreement.
Features include a heated swimming pool, bowling green, gymnasium, movie theatre and function areas, manicured gardens, secure parking, emergency call system, air conditioning for all-year comfort and plenty of room to entertain family and friends without the burden of maintenance, strata fees or the hassle of gardening.
The Kingleys and Boxs feel part of a community and can participate in as little or as much as they wish to, with complete privacy and no intrusion according to Helen.
As a member of the Residents Committee, Brian Kingsbury believes the atmosphere and the spacious, open plan layout which gives them plenty of room for entertaining was one of the deciding factors for their move.
And according to Cyril not having to drive to catch up over a drink has helped keep the men’s friendship alive.
Five years on, the four friends all agree that it is the best decision they have ever made. They also agree that it was vital to make the move whilst still fit and healthy and before health issues overtook personal choice.
According to Suzette being in the village is a bit like being on a cruise – no responsibilities or worries with help always at hand. They couldn’t be happier.