A key challenge for the sector is ensuring older villages remain vibrant for existing residents and attractive for new sales. Delegates heard from some leading operators as they discuss their own revitalisation projects.Your blog post content here…
“There’s no redevelopment and there’s no upgrade if you don’t have that resident support” - Karen Armstrong, Leandlease Retirement Living.
From a knock down and rebuild to refreshing an existing space with clever interior design, a whole range of methods for revitalising older retirement villages was presented in this session. What each of these panellists shared though as a strong desire to ensure existing residents were engaged at every step of the journey to ensure they retained their sense of community.
Karen Armstrong, National Planning Manager, Lendlease Retirement Living
Keeley Green, Interior Designer, Director, Keeley Green Interior Design
Justin Lorenz, Head of Community Northern Region, Aveo
Greg McGee, National Construction Manager, Goldengrove