For more than 30 years, Cumberland View has built its reputation on providing its residents with that extra personal touch that speaks volumes within the community.
At Cumberland View, there is ageing in place. This means that all our residents are able to experience different stages of life in the same familiar community. You will always be part of the family as you have the ability to seamless transition through our various care and living services as you need them.
Whether you’re looking for retirement living, home care, aged care or respite, Cumberland View will guide you every step of the way.
Are you ready to join one of the most in-demand communities in Melbourne?
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Conveniently located in Melbourne’s South East suburb of Wheelers Hill, you will have a fantastic view of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance and easy accessibility to the Monash Freeway and Eastlink.
Within close proximity of major hospitals, shopping centres and leisure and lifestyle clubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Whatever you’re looking for, wave goodbye to hassles and say hello to quality living thanks to Cumberland View.
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The Benefits of Retirement Living
Retirement villages have experienced ever-increasing popularity over the past few years. People are living longer and retiring later in life so when they do, a retirement village can be very appealing. Places like Cumberland View are becoming more like self-contained communities with a variety of services and activities available for our retirees, allowing more independence for longer. Retirement living takes on a new meaning here. Cumberland View is one of Melbourne’s most popular villages. Set on thirty-four acres, there are beautiful gardens and lush walking paths and outdoor areas at every turn. We have a range of accommodations available to suit all variety of needs. We have dedicated staff that live onsite meaning assistance is only a short distance away. You and your loved one can move in here and socialise with other retirees. You can live entirely independently, and still have the peace of mind knowing that help is so close. Retirement living really takes on another meaning here.
Factors to Consider For Retirement Living
When your nest is empty, and you have finally finished working, downsizing your home can be a consideration for many. A smaller house is easier to look after, allowing you more freedom to enjoy your retirement. However, you do need to take some factors into consideration before deciding where to move. The location is essential. Are friends and family still close by for visits? If you are no longer able to drive, is there access to transport so you can get around and how far away are the places you like to go? Your beloved pet is welcome to join you here at Cumberland View, however, some villages do not allow your pet to come along. Do your research on costs as well. You want to avoid introducing financial stress now that you have finished working. Consider the fees of the apartment that is most suited to you and any additional costs for activities you are interested in, and general living expenses. After all, this is your new home, and just like buying a house, it is vital not to make a hasty decision. You want somewhere that is perfect for the lifestyle you want. Retirement living is about enjoying your time, being happy in your surroundings, and feeling secure in your choice. You can decide to continue living as you were before or relax and treat retirement like a holiday. Take a good look at your desired lifestyle, your financial situation, and your needs and wants. There are many options for you to choose from to make this next stage of your life perfect.
Connection With Others
We are genuinely proud of the community we have created here at Cumberland View. If you love connecting with others and making lasting friendships, we are sure you will love it here. We often organize social events but we also have many facilities for you to create your own socialisation opportunities. Loneliness can creep in during retirement but you will never be short of things to do at Cumberland View. We have a billiards room or a green for bowling or croquet. Our pool is heated, with plenty of space to laze around. If you prefer to keep your hands busy, we have a woodworking shed available. Our community hall has a baby grand piano for the music-lovers, and you can even organize your own event there. Spend some time outside in the gardens, create a veggie patch, or grow some beautiful flowers. Invite your neighbours down to the coffee shop and enjoy a cuppa and a laugh. If you do need to get out and about, we have the village bus to take you out for the day. You may have moved into retirement living but you are certainly not alone here.
Art Exhibition Extravaganza
The Village has recently held an Art Exhibition! All these spectacular pieces were created by our very own residents. On the night, guests were able to purchase a masterpiece and take it home with them. All proceeds were donated to Prostate Cancer Research.
There was a surprise visit from Cumberland View Aged Care who displayed their fantastic cards created from their ‘artists in residence’ program.
A big thank you to our residents for their artwork, our art group who organised the event, the residents and staff who were involved in making this a special night. We would like to thank all our guests who attended our event.
We can’t wait for our 2020 art exhibition!
Uber Taxi Service – A Cheaper Way To Travel!
What is Uber?
Uber has fast become a popular and cheaper alternative to the traditional taxi service. The following is a guide to help you decide whether this service is suitable for your transportation needs to and from the Village.
Uber connects passengers with a reliable ride within minutes through technology. The driver knows exactly where to go and payment is cashless. It is now operating in over 66 countries.
What are the differences between Uber and taxi services?
1. Uber drivers use their own personal cars, which are normally no older than 10 years.
2. Uber drivers do not need taxi licenses, they are ordinary people accredited by Uber and rated by customers for satisfaction.
3. You will know the driver’s details before the trip and can communicate this and your travel plans to family and friends.
4. Often drivers will provide free bottles of water or sweets as a way of providing a superior service.
How safe is Uber?
1. Uber gives you the ability to send your family and friends a location map highlighting your route and estimated time of arrival.
2. Uber provides a door-to-door service, which means staying safe and comfortable at home until your driver arrives.
3. As a credit card must be registered, payments are made automatically at the conclusion of a trip, which means a cashless transaction.
4. You know the driver’s name, number plate, photo, and customer satisfaction rating ahead of the trip.
5. There is 24/7 support for questions and concerns.
How does it work?
You will initially need to create an account via the free smartphone app or the Uber website. Credit cards details are required (taken automatically at the conclusion of the trip). You can then use the website or phone application to obtain a cost estimate and submit a trip request. This will automatically be sent to the nearest driver. The driver will come directly to your home and take you to your required location.
If you are unsure if this type of service is for you or if you feel this type of technology is a little daunting, speak to family members or someone who has experienced the service and can assist with creating an account. https://www.uber.com/en-AU/
Artists in Residence
We had some beautiful cards printed using the magnificent paintings and artwork created by our residents at Cumberland View Aged Care. The artists behind these masterpieces reside within our Bellenden Wing, specifically for dementia care.
These cards are selling for $10 for a pack of 5 and all proceed will go towards purchasing new art supplies. Please contact Cumberland View Aged Care if you would like to purchase a pack.