Relaunch for Eureka Villages
Residents at Eureka Villages, Albert Street Gardens, were invited for a morning tea and get together to celebrate the village and its ‘relaunch’.
Village Manager, Craig Kemister explained, “Today is about getting back to our core demographic, which is supported living for over 55’s, without being fully independent. We aren’t a nursing home, we are assisted living, so we have a 24-hour manager, food service, maintenance works, gardening, everything is done to assist them, so residents can maintain their independence, which is awesome.
“We want to get back out into the community to refresh people’s minds on what we do and show them how we can help people. Eureka took over two years ago and now it’s time to get back to where our other villages are, and that means concentrating on our over 55’s, where as before, we had a wider demographic.”
Craig continued, “I think the biggest change I’ve seen over the past 12 months of being here is the residents are feeling a lot more comfortable within the village and that’s great, that’s what we are here for. The residents have all sorts of social activities happening, they have their own social club where they play bingo, movie nights and all sorts of stuff, it’s really sweet.”
Care providers were also invited along to the morning tea, including Mission Australia, who work closely with the village.
New resident within the village, Flora Dihel added, “I’m happy here, I was looking around town to live by myself and I like to have people around me, I’m not the person to live by myself so this was perfect for me. I’ve not been here two months and have met so many friendly people. It’s important for me to be comfortable in my home, and I am.”