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Second stage of luxury apartments opened at The Gracewood

80 new luxurious and architecturally designed apartments were officially opened last week, with The Hon. Ray Williams MP, Member for Castle Hill and Hills Shire Mayor, Yvonne Keane, cutting the ribbon.

(left to right): Ms Judith Carpenter (incoming BaptistCare Chairperson); Hills Shire Mayor Yvonne Keane; Ray Williams MP; Dr Graham Henderson (out-going BaptistCare Chairperson).
(left to right): Ms Judith Carpenter (incoming BaptistCare Chairperson); Hills Shire Mayor Yvonne Keane; Ray Williams MP; Dr Graham Henderson (out-going BaptistCare Chairperson).

BaptistCare General Manager, Housing and Retirement Living, Mike Furner, says 60 new residents moved in last month. The new apartments bring the total number of residents enjoying The Gracewood lifestyle to more than 200. 

“The Gracewood is more than just modern apartments with all you could want to support a great lifestyle, but it also has a wonderful sense of community amongst the residents, a level of vitality that you don’t always see.” 

“It’s great to see residents and their families strolling through the Cumberland forest, enjoying a dip with the grandchildren in the heated pool and having a dig in the communal veggie patch.” 

There are more than 184,000 seniors living in retirement villages across Australia and this number is expected to double by 2025. 

“BaptistCare’s Community Living model recognises the emerging needs and expectations of this new generation of retirees,” Mr Furner says. 

“With the Government’s increased attention on providing care services at home, Community Living encourages social engagement, with the integration of care services to promote independence.” 

The Gracewood was launched in 2013, offering retirement living in the heart of the Hills District. A state-of-the-art aged care facility is due to open at the site in early 2017.

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