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New Evergreen Broadacres’ Lifestyle & Healthcare Centre will enhance retirement lifestyle

Construction has officially begun on a 4000m2 Lifestyle Centre at Evergreen Broadacres that will provide senior residents of this unique ‘town-meets- country’ estate with access to a wide variety of supportive and age-friendly services that underpin the Evergreen promise of a carefree, happy and healthy retirement.

Modelled on the national retirement brand’s successful Muizenberg facility, the new Broadacres Lifestyle Centre is situated in the midst of the village’s magnificent grounds on the edge of a lush green belt . In terms of layout and facilities, the new building is set to include a resort-style residents’ TV lounge, dining and bistro, games room, salon, heated swimming pool, gym, library and outdoor entertainment areas. Catering perfectly to a spirited community of fun-loving people, the Lifestyle Centre will also enable residents to enjoy a host of regularly scheduled activities such as pool, bridge an photographic clubs, music appreciation groups and drinks evenings.

“At Broadacres, activities need only be limited by residents ‘imagination'” comments Evergreen Lifestyles Managing Director, Derek Drew. “Social and recreational opportunities abound and a team of dedicated staff are always on hand to help people exercise, explore or simply relax and enjoy their retirement in a picturesque village setting, conveniently located just 3 kms north of Fourways and close to William Nicol, Witkoppen and Cedar Roads.”

Forming a vital part of the new Lifestyle Centre is a separate 2000m2 Health Care Centre, complete with a fully-equipped 32 bed Frail Care. The Frail Care Unit will be easily accessible from the new Lifestyle Centre through a separate entrance and will allow residents and people in the surrounding suburbs to enjoy all the services of a centre designed and decorated to feel like a welcoming home.

Facilities will include a visitors’ reception, large lounge with comfortable furniture and big screen TV’s, a spacious dining room, well-equipped kitchen, staff offices, an occupational therapy room, consulting doctor’s room and sterile procedure room. Naturally bright interiors and stunning views through large windows will complete a picture where, right down to the particular colours of the rooms and corridors (selected based upon research into the restorative and emotional qualities of colour), each aspect has been carefully designed and considered.

Unique Health, who deliver healthcare services in all Evergreen villages, will manage all aspects of the Health Care unit. “With a total of 13 Frail Care units currently under management, Unique Health has significant experience to offer in frail care and will provide all services as well as registered nurses, carers and specialist doctors on call,” explains Drew.

“Peace of mind, for our residents and their families,” Drew continues,“is to know that whatever tomorrow holds, at Evergreen you’re in great hands. In this way, the provision of professional frail care, along with recuperative and palliative care, allows for ultimate peace of mind and adds a vital and discrete layer to Evergreen’s range of continuous care services,” he says.

“Our first layer provides for home-based healthcare, allowing residents to receive care in the familiar surroundings of their homes, with access to 24-hour emergency assistance at the push of a button,” he explains. “This is further enhanced by health clinics where primary services include checks such as blood pressure, administration of preventative flu vaccines, as well as the treatment of basic ailments,” Drew continues. “Frailty is a natural consequence of aging and is a key concern, particularly amongst the more elderly residents. Now, with a new Frail Care Unit, we offer the ultimate worry-free retirement all our residents deserve.”

New home buyers at Evergreen Broadacres are in for a treat; a selection of beautiful, pet-friendly 3-bedroom homes with double garages, set in landscaped gardens, are now pricedfrom R2.1 million. These spacious homes offer the enviable ability to become a part of this secure, established community and benefit from its wide range of upmarket, supportive facilities.