Relaxing time of life

Seniors can live an independent lifestyle in apartments at Bethanie on the Park, while still having all the benefits of a retirement village on their doorstep.

Bethanie, a not-for-profit retirement and aged-care provider, is targeting baby boomers with one- and two-bedroom, independent-living apartments at its Menora complex.

All have balconies overlooking Yokine Reserve, Yokine Golf Course or the city skyline.

Each has floating timber floors in a spacious open plan, and carpet in the bedrooms.

Stone benches in the well-designed kitchen makes cooking a breeze, but there’s a restaurant in the main reception or you can sign up for the flexible cooking, cleaning and linen package.

Currently it’s free for the first three months.

“To see what suits your needs and your lifestyle, and if you find you don’t need any of them you can simply cancel,” Bethanie’s Amanda McLearie says.

The floor-to-ceiling windows ensure plenty of natural light and the balconies are large enough for an outdoor setting and barbecue.

The bedrooms have built-in-robes, and in the two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments the main is ensuite.

The complex is part of Bethanie Village and there’s access to its bowling green, resort clubhouse, ballroom, bar and entertainment area.

There’s also a gym, library, hair salon and wellness centre, with podiatry, physio and allied health services. There’s secure parking for one car, plus storage.

But with so much on the doorstep, and a bus taking residents to the local shopping centre twice a week, the car may gather dust.

For those unsure about apartment living, there’s a five-day trial.

“To get a feeling of what it’s like,” Ms McLearie says.

Some of the apartments are for rent, with the rent paid back if people enjoy their new lifestyle so much they decide to buy.

Apartments are priced from $420,000, even for a 2×2, and there’s a guaranteed buy-back option within 45 days.

For more information call Bethanie on 13 11 51 or go to bethanie.com.au

By JENNY D’ANGER

Bethanie on the Park
2 Plantation Road, Menora

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