Why Chevron Island offers ideal location for senior’s community
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Data from a new research report has identified Chevron Island as an optimal location for an aged care establishment, with the area boasting a higher concentration of people aged 75 years and older compared to the Gold Coast average.
This data aligns with an innovative development now underway, Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities, which has recently opened expressions of interest to prospective residents.
CEO and founder Phil Usher says the decision to select Chevron for the new site was reinforced by extensive research that highlighted the suitability of the location for ageing Australians.
“What sets Chevron apart is its unparalleled acceptance of higher density living and a progressive mindset that demonstrates the community’s readiness to embrace forward-thinking solutions that cater to evolving needs as we age,” says Mr Usher.
“With the number of senior citizens steadily increasing, the need for suitable care and accommodation options has never been more important.
“The Odyssey model, with its unique blend of community, lifestyle, care and amenities, will seamlessly integrate and enhance the existing fabric of Chevron’s community.”
The Chevron catchment, encompassing approximately 94,000 residents, has demonstrated an impressive 8.6 percent of its population aged 75 years and older, surpassing the regional average of 6.9 percent.
Mr Usher says another advantage to bringing Odyssey to Chevron is its minimal impact on traffic in the area.
“The anticipated traffic generated by aged care communities is generally lower compared to other residential projects,” he says.
“A majority of our residents no longer drive, and our goal is to introduce a community that not only caters to the diverse needs to our senior residents, but also contributes positively to the overall well-being of Chevron.”
Mr Usher says the level on interest they have received since announcing the new community has been remarkable, with a number of apartments already accounted for.
“We’ve had a lot of enquiries and several residences have already been secured by forward-thinking individuals who recognise the unparalleled lifestyle and care opportunities offered by our community,” says Mr Usher.
“A lot of interest has originated from people within the Chevron area who are already enjoying the high-rise lifestyle or canal living and want to maintain their existing social connections.
“People really love the location of this newest community and since announcing this development, we receive one or two enquiries each day, which has kept us quite busy.
“The most sought after options have been the penthouses, the two bedroom apartments as well as the north and northeast facing residences, both proving to be particularly popular among the senior cohort.”
Located between Anembo and Mawarra Street, Odyssey Chevron Island is scheduled for completion in 2025 and will include an abundance of amenity.
Consisting of 19 storeys across a single tower, the project includes a total of 167 apartments which will be a mixture of one, two and three bedroom residences with additional penthouse options available.
Mr Usher says in addition, the lifestyle care community will serve as a catalyst for supporting local businesses.
“From our Robina community, we’ve seen our residents actively engage with neighbouring establishments such as cafes, restaurants and services, so we expect to see the same at Chevron,” he says.
“We are proactive in fostering partnerships with those around us and this is the sort of activity that helps create new opportunities and contributes to the surrounding business community.”
The innovative project is expected to up the ante with its plans for Chevron, as the market for luxury living in the lifestyle and aged care sector continues to soar.
The Odyssey model is built around a resort style environment where couples stay together, pets are welcome, grandkids can have sleepovers and most importantly, the dignity, independence and well-being of residents are highly regarded.