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At Cumberland View Retirement Village, an important part about retirement living is the socialising. If you love connecting with others, then Cumberland View Retirement Village is for you. We take pride in the fact that our residents can enjoy socialising around a barbeque or in the games room, library or tending to the vegetable garden. […]> Continue reading
Socialising In Your Retirement Village
At Cumberland View Retirement Village, an important part about retirement living is the socialising. If you love connecting with others, then Cumberland View Retirement Village is for you. We take pride in the fact that our residents can enjoy socialising around a barbeque or in the games room, library or tending to the vegetable garden. You can enjoy a cuppa with your neighbour and if you want to get out of the home, why not take the complimentary bus to the shops to the local coffee shop for a latte? Additionally, we have a bowling and croquet area and a heated pool that is beautiful for any time of the year. You don’t have to feel alone at Cumberland View Retirement Village as there is always socialising to do if you choose to connect with others. Taking your pets for a walk together is another way to socialise in your own retirement village. Aged care living never looked so good as it does with Cumberland View Retirement Village and we love the fact that our residents love socialising together. You can take a stroll through our acres of land and witness the Dandenong Ranges from the retirement village. When searching retirement villages near me, you’ll find Cumberland View as a renowned retirement village which is special to many residents.
Staying Safe In Your Retirement Village at Cumberland View
With COVID-19 on our doorstep, it is highly-important to stay safe in your retirement village. People over the age of seventy are at greater risk to Coronavirus and so there are protocols that need to be followed with staying safe. So what is COVID-19 or Coronavirus? It is a dangerous virus that causes respiratory issues and it can be spread through coughing or sneezing and not covering it up plus touching objects or surfaces like doorknobs, tables, cutlery and other surfaces. Symptoms include fever, a cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, a headache, muscle and joint pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. The risk of serious illness from Coronavirus increases with age so residents of retirement villages need to be careful. People living with Dementia or some type of cognitive impairment may find it difficult to follow instructions to reduce their risk of Coronavirus and the ability to inform others if they have symptoms. Ways to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 includes covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, disposing of tissues as soon as they are used into a bin and washing your hands. Washing your hands regularly with soap and water is important and wearing a face mask as an extra precaution. Not touching your face and then touching someone or an object or surface is also important. To protect older Australians living in retirement villages, you can use hand sanitiser and clean and disinfect objects such as mobile phones, keys and wallets. Physical distancing of 1.5 metres is also highly-important.
How To Choose A Retirement Village
The question on your lips might be how do I choose the right type of retirement village to suit me? Here are some tips on choosing a retirement village. Do you like wide open spaces? If so, then Cumberland View is for you as we are on plenty of acres of land with a stunning view of the Dandenong Ranges. Visiting multiple retirement villages is a wise choice before deciding on one that suits your needs and wishes. This way you can be well-informed for your choice of retirement village and decide on the right location for you. Speaking with existing residents is another way to choose the right retirement village as they will be able to fill you in on the happenings of the village such as home care services, social activities, recreational activities, safety and security and other attributes of the retirement village. Another aspect to consider when selecting the right retirement village for you is to find out what regular maintenance and servicing is carried out or included in the price of living there. Every retirement village differs in their offering of services and that includes home care or aged care services. Find out what medical services are available at the retirement village you are looking at. If you have a dog or cat, it is wise to ask about pets and if they’re allowed at the village, At Cumberland View Retirement Village, pets are welcome. For quality retirement village living, consider Cumberland View as we are synonymous with quality services.
Cumberland Retirement Village is an exceptional place to live if you are seeking a quality retirement village. If it’s time for you to move out of your existing property and into a retirement village then it’s a great place to choose to live. Downsizing your residence and daily costs of living, Cumberland View offers vast […]> Continue reading
The Benefits of a Retirement Village
Cumberland Retirement Village is an exceptional place to live if you are seeking a quality retirement village. If it’s time for you to move out of your existing property and into a retirement village then it’s a great place to choose to live. Downsizing your residence and daily costs of living, Cumberland View offers vast benefits. You can live independently and with home care services at the tip of your fingers and be social with the other residents. There’s a range of activities to engage in such as tending to the vegetable garden, watching television, enjoying the library, wandering throughout the vast land that makes up Cumberland Retirement Village and there’s always a game of croquet, billiards or lawn bowls. Cumberland View also has a hydrotherapy spa, barbeque facilities for a social gathering around a good old fashioned barbeque or you can soak up the sun while reading a good book. The choice is endless with Cumberland View Retirement Village and retirement has never looked so good than it does with our facility. The residence is designed to be low maintenance for you and safe and secure. You can lock up and leave to go on vacation knowing your home will be safe and secure while you’re away.
Considerations for Retirement Living
When considering retirement living, look at a retirement village that offers a plethora of things to do, independent living and home care services such as for aged care living. Your beloved pet as a your family member is welcome to stay with you in our retirement village, however some retirement villages do not permit this. So if you have a pet and are considering a retirement village, consider one that lets you have your dog or cat with you. Access to transport is another factor to consider and Cumberland View has easy access to transport and a village bus that takes you to the shops. Just like buying a house, consider the fees of the retirement village. You want one that doesn’t take so much of your hard earned money so don’t make a hasty decision when it comes to retirement living. Take a good look at your financial situation, your desired lifestyle and your requirements and desires for living. Ensure that there are no additional costs other than what has transparently been articulated to you. A smaller residence makes it easier to look after so downsizing from your home is a wise idea and a consideration when looking at retirement villages.
Home care services are a fantastic advantage to our Cumberland Retirement Village and with our aged care retirement village, you can rest assured your needs will be well taken care of. We have twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in-home call systems for your requirements and medical practitioners to see should you need a doctor or Physiotherapist. Our Home Care Manager is able to organise a home care services package to suit your individual needs offering full support or just a little and we actively promote exercise sessions to help you with mobility. You may be required to make a small contribution towards your home care services package, however it is small and not overly costly so we ensure that you are well cared for. Independent living with home care services at your fingertips is a great advantage of Cumberland View retirement village. Home Care Level one is to support individuals with basic care needs while level two supports people with low level care needs. Home Care Level three is to support people with moderate care needs and requirements and home care level four helps people with high needs. Cumberland View utilises qualified agencies and funding is provided by the Federal Governments Department of Social Services. Our home care services are accredited and our professionals suitably-qualified to practice. For a quality retirement village with independent living and home care services, look at the local Cumberland View where retirement living is a joy.
With over thirty years in operation, Cumberland View retirement village offers the greatest level of residential aged care living with enviable facilities on offer. Conveniently located in Wheelers Hill, our residents enjoy waking up and finding views of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. At Cumberland View retirement village we preach that better living is […]> Continue reading
Quality Retirement Village
With over thirty years in operation, Cumberland View retirement village offers the greatest level of residential aged care living with enviable facilities on offer. Conveniently located in Wheelers Hill, our residents enjoy waking up and finding views of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. At Cumberland View retirement village we preach that better living is quality living which is why we absolutely strive to provide our residents the best quality care a retirement village can offer. For that feeling of excitement and fulfilment, we continue to offer a range of activities for our residents. With a fully equipped library, outdoor activities like croquet and lawn bowls and indoor entertainment like billiards and a large flat screen television, our residents enjoy each experience to the fullest. At Cumberland View retirement village we have created a unique environment whereby our staff and residents encourage socialising so if you’re looking to make some great new friends then you simply do not need to look any further. As we can fully appreciate that resident can also enjoy their own time, we have also thought about this too with the offering of our vegetable garden for residents to use or stroll through, the rest of the gardens in Cumberland view are always well-kept and are incredibly peaceful. Catering to a wide audience of residents, Cumberland View is sure to satisfy you or your loved ones needs.
Contrary to a widely found understanding is that when you retire you receive less stimulation and boredom can also become an issue, however residents of Cumberland View retirement village are proof that this perception of retirement is not the case. As retirees begin to experience a new-found freedom, replacing work with doing everything they were not able to do while they were working is fantastic. The transition between working and moving onto retirement means you might start to become a new person and begin redeveloping in areas you could have only dreamed about while being in the workforce, raising a family or maintaining a home. Residents can take up all types of different hobbies depending on life interests. There is often the concern that our residents fear of seeing their loved ones a lot less, however with a convenient central location off the path of many corridors to Melbourne, we find Cumberland View’s location excellent to many. A lot of people who are heading into retirement or who have been retired for a while do have concerns that maybe their health may take an unexpected turn, which is while planning to move into somewhere like Cumberland View retirement village is a good idea as we have the facilities to provide healthcare personalised to each resident. The daunting options of having to downsize, sell off or moving is very typical for those who are heading into retirement as the nest becomes more empty; your kids have moved out and you might find the big open and empty spaces that little bit overwhelming to clean and maintain and the up-keep and repairs on a home can become costly. Like many of our residents who benefit from low maintenance and low stress lifestyle, Cumberland retirement village can make you feel right at home from day one.
Explore the Dandenong Ranges
Breathtaking views of Dandenong Ranges have become synonymous to Cumberland View retirement village as all residents and family members who visit our residents at Cumberland are regularly captivated by the unique view. With the disposable time you enjoy during retirement a fantastic experience is to personally get acquainted with the Dandenong Ranges. With the abundant quaint villages and spectacular garden, depending on your mobility and fitness level, you can opt explore the tall trees and gardens of the Sherbrooke Forest. Perhaps you’re not one to enjoy exploring forests or your fitness or mobility might get in the way, which is also fine, as the option of taking a ride on Australia’s oldest steam train “Puffing Billy” is all with the vicinity of the ranges. However no outing would be complete without a stop to a local teahouse for an exceptional serving Devonshire tea or a meal at one of the eateries. If you need to walk off some of the naughty calories, residents love to take a gander through the various galleries and antique shops. By now you’ve probably realised the Dandenong Ranges has something for everybody, from the fit and adventurous, to those looking for just a pleasant and relaxing day out to take in the natural beauty. Offering the most a retirement village can offer, moving to Cumberland View gives you a chance to explore the ranges on a regular basis. Your mind body and soul will be eternally grateful for choosing the right place to spend some of your most previous years.
When doing your research for retirement living, there is a possibility that you may have come across two different terms: retirement village and lifestyle community. While both have their pros and cons, it is important to understand that there are a few fundamental differences between the two options and depending on your needs and wants, […]> Continue reading
Difference between a Lifestyle Community and a Retirement Village
When doing your research for retirement living, there is a possibility that you may have come across two different terms: retirement village and lifestyle community. While both have their pros and cons, it is important to understand that there are a few fundamental differences between the two options and depending on your needs and wants, one may be a better option than the other. Lifestyle communities has a more modern, relaxed sounding name but there is a reason that a retirement village may be a better option. In order for a community to be called a retirement village, there are requirements that it must meet, which come under a certain legislation. The majority of residents must be over fifty-five years of age and there are more solid security and safety requirements to protect those that reside there. Lifestyle communities are not expected to have as many safeguards in place and they do come under normal tenancy requirements. Retirement villages tend to have a stronger emphasis on providing services for those in their community, which is something to keep in mind when looking for a place to spend your golden years. When it comes to a retirement village, Cumberland View is one of those villages that truly has not only the safety and protection of our community in mind but we also aim to provide a place that will truly give you the best experience for your years ahead.
When it comes to living a long life, the years count more when they are spent living happily and healthier. Having great quality care and staying social is a great way to prevent feelings of anxiety and loneliness, especially if you are picking up new hobbies and interests which is something that a great retirement village should be able provide. This is why at Cumberland View, we are always actively encouraging our residents to get out, meet with each other and spend some time being active or engaging in new activities. Not just providing a place to live, we help our residents create and maintain healthy habits like a balanced diet and moderate daily exercise where possible to help improve health, wellbeing and helping our residents be stronger and confident. Eating healthy and keeping moving where possible also can help improve sleep quality, and that is another great way to help prevent illness. Not just focusing on the body, at Cumberland View we also know the importance of keeping the mind stimulated as it has been proven to help prevent Dementia in later years. Creating a community where residents feel comfortable, supported and looked after while also having access to ways to improve their overall quality of life is the very basis in which Cumberland View is run on. When you retire, you want to be in a space where you can now do the things that you may not have had time to do when you were working so by finding a retirement village that provides quality living, you are giving yourself the chance to enrich and living your golden years to their greatest potential.
How to Stay Safe in a Retirement Village
Unfortunately in today’s climate, there has had to be a stronger emphasis on health and safety through retirement villages. With the older population being more at risk of developing complications associated with COVID-19, a lot of fear and anxiety is to be expected. While there is no one hundred percent way to protect oneself against catching COVID-19, there are ways that any retirement village and those residing in it, can take steps to help prevent the spread and protect it’s residents. Even if you are not displaying any symptoms, it is better to be safe and take the steps to ensure the safety of those around you. Easy things like covering and sneezes or coughs with your elbow or tissue, disposing of any tissues as soon as they are used, increased hand washing after sneezing, coughing or using the bathroom as well as when you have been out and about- especially places where there are other people like cafes, shopping centres etc. – are just some of the ways to help prevent the spread. Sanitising your hands as much as you can, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces regularly, staying 1.5metres apart from those not in your household and if you are starting to feel unwell, especially if those symptoms align with COVID-19, seek medical advice.