Retirement – Planning, Designing & Caring
Edmiston Jones has a long history of designing residential accommodation and community facilities that serve the senior members of our community. Reaffirming this commitment, we are pleased to sponsor the Property Council lunch, Senior Living in the Illawarra, next Thursday, 23rd of August. The event is to raise awareness and provoke a conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing this sector, as well as showcasing development models for senior living communities in the Illawarra. The keynote speaker will be Jeremy McKinnon, Senior Manager at MacroPlan Dimasi providing a market outlook into the retirement industry and forecasting the opportunities in the years ahead. Purchase your tickets to the lunch here. The lunch event next week will be preceded by a briefing session outlining the Property Council Code of Conduct for retirement villages. You will have seen recent articles in the media identifying villages that have not been up to standard. The Retirement Living Code of Conduct is an initiative of three peak bodies representing retirement living across Australia and is a cornerstone of the industry’s eight-point plan to deliver quality resident experiences. It aims to set and maintain high standards relating to the marketing, selling and operation of Retirement Communities. The Briefing Session is a free event however you will need to register here. Meeting the needs of our elders has been a long standing objective for Edmiston Jones. In fact, we started life on the NSW South Coast in the 1980's designing what were known at the time as Senior Citizen Centres providing a place for social activities, meetings and functions. Shoalhaven City Council commissioned our firm to design and deliver several centres in the regions towns and villages. The buildings in Shoalhaven Heads, Huskisson, Culburra, Sussex Inlet and Ulladulla became the hubs for these expanding villages and, in particular, the growing numbers of retirees moving to the coast. The buildings were designed to be flexible, catering for a broad demographic and we are proud that they continue to serve a wide cross section of their communities to this day.