Construction has begun on a new upmarket senior living community on a section of the Royal Johannesburg Golf Course in Sandringham.
Developed and operated by Auria Senior Living, Royal View will respond to a growing demand in the market for well-appointed senior living options that provide a continuum of care for seniors.
This means that many of the residents live totally independently and over time, they may find that assistance is necessary with a few of the smaller things or activities of daily living.
“Notions around ageing and what it means to live a fulfilling life in one’s senior years have been changing” says Barry Kaganson, CEO of Auria Senior Living. “Gone are the days when a ‘nursing home’ or ‘old age home’ were the proverbial end of the line. We don’t even use those terms in our organisation. Why should people wait until a home becomes unmanageable or a spouse can no longer cope before they move to a place where they can live an enjoyable life, hassle-free and with the care they need?”
When buying into an Auria Senior Living community like Royal View, residents can expect that the everyday worries of home maintenance and security are taken care of. Auria senior living communities are focused on providing five-star living and residents have access to a variety of wellness-oriented activities as well as personally enriching activities such as social events, interest groups, hobbies, and clubs. All this is aimed at providing a full spectrum of opportunities for people to live their best physical, emotional, and mental lives. Concierge services and a 24-hour care team provide round-the-clock support.
“We believe that people are increasingly seeing communities such as Royal View as appealing lifestyle options, and we expect good uptake in the market,” says Kaganson. However, for those who want to consider the opportunity, the time is now. “With more people buying into developments like this for the lifestyle component, there can be long waiting times for those who haven’t secured a unit at the outset”.
Royal View will comprise of around 122 apartments on a 2-hectare site overlooking the golf course with units ranging in size from around 52m2 one-bedroomed serviced apartments to three-bedroom units with entry prices starting from R1.5 million.
Extensive hospitality services will include a concierge, a fine dining restaurant and a café / bistro with an outdoor deck and views over the golf course. A cinema, a hair salon, and a heated indoor pool have been included too with the entire development sporting a solar water heating system as well as a full back-up generator and back-up water supplies.