Seniors Week - EVERMORE Retirement Living

Evermore offers a wealth of amenities and activities to share with like minded companions. FOCUS Magazine catches up with Coyne Graham, CEO of Evermore Retirement Living to find out more about this amazing retirement lifestyle.

Congratulations Coyne on the new Evermore  Retirement Living development. Can you please tell our readers about this project? 

Evermore is a supported retirement village offering an independent lifestyle with the added security of knowing there is care available when and if required.   Living at Evermore will provide the comforts, attractions and activities of a 5 star luxury resort in a community of like-minded friends.  The village is central to all amenities, local clubs and attractions, with our complimentary transport making access stress free and enjoyable.

Evermore has been inspired by personal experiences and is really a development created from a passion and commitment in ensuring our residents have an environment and care that is suitable, timely and luxurious.  The village will cater for all the residents day-to day needs while respecting their security and privacy.  Add to this the countless enjoyable lifestyle choices including new friendships, easy shopping, beautiful beaches, cafes, restaurants and more.  Countless activities can be enjoyed to whatever extent is preferred.

The developers and staff have become so entranced by 'Fabulous Forster' to the point that four of our families have relocated already. 

How many stages will be a part of the resort and when can we expect the first stage may be completed.

There are five stages to Evermore Retirement Living with the first stage scheduled for completion in September 2015.    The first stage will include 31 apartments, north facing to Bruce Street and all the facilities and amenities required to support all stages.  These include all the common areas: lounge, bar, library, hair salon, pool etc. as well as the facilities required to accommodate health professionals and care staff.

Stage one luxury apartments are now selling off the plan with most anticipated to be sold prior to completion in September.

The luxury apartments look stunning on your website, can you tell us about each one and the different apartment's available?

Thoughtful architectural design delivers an apartment style home that is comfortable, safe and unites seamlessly with stylish, modern luxury.  There is a choice of 10 spacious, 1 and 2 bedroom designer floorplans.  All offer outdoor living with a choice of large courtyards or balconies.

At Evermore the apartments offer contemporary kitchens with ergonomically designed stone benchtops, easy glide drawers conveniently located cupboards.  All are equipped with high quality appliances including range oven, draw style dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.  Washing machines and dryers are also included in the European style laundry. 

Safety is a design priority at Evermore, ensuring elimination of trip hazards inclusions of easy light switches, wide doorways and emergency call system throughout.

Not only are the apartments specifically designed to minimise falls risks they are also designed to  accommodate mechanical lifters, wheelchairs and hospital beds if needed. In addition there is reverse cycle air conditioning, window furnishings and Internet access.

Tell us about the Supported Living Care on hand at Evermore

Evermore supports the principal of 'aging in place' and staff are available to assist through acute episodes or provide support when long term care is needed.  

In addition to our onsite Registered Nurse and carers, the resident will be supported by a network of professional care service providers to ensure personalised care is available when required.

The onsite Registered Nurse will also assist in providing and developing an individual care plan and help the resident navigate the health system to source the best possible option available.  Evermore welcomes outside care providers to those residents that already have home care packages in place.

Evermore Retirement Livings central location adjoins the Forster Private Hospital. Offering residents the convenience of the hospitals services and various medical specialists within short walking distance.

What other facilities will be a part of Evermore?

Evermore offers a wealth of amenities and activities to share with like-minded companions or to enjoy independently. In reiterating all the facilities will be complete at stage one, so residents will enjoy the restaurant - offering delicious meals;  the club lounge and bar- for catching up with friends;  movie theatre to enjoy new and old favourites; and much more.  Including swimming pool; well stocked library; hair salon, gymnasium and all the visiting medical specialists that will be onsite to visit the Evermore residents.

Parking is available in a secure basement carpark and with the increasing popularity of the economical and convenient scooter Evermore have also the provision to park, store and charge many scooters.  We will also be providing complimentary transportation on a daily basis catering for most residents' needs and requirements.

The support shown by the professional community has been excellent and at this stage we have a visiting Doctor, Pathologist, Podiatrist, Dietician, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist.  Although we encourage independence it is reassuring to know that if and when crisis hits there is support available.

Anything else you would like to add

Evermore Retirement Living offers its residents a guarantee of total wellbeing - providing 'a lifestyle to enrich body, mind and spirit'.

At Evermore, you will be RETIRING TO LIFE, not from it.