17 March 2021   

While our residents at Bellevue Gardens Retirement Village love to get out and about in the wider community, they also love taking advantage of the amenities and social activities right on their doorstep – and why wouldn’t they!

With an exclusive clubhouse, beauty salon, library, bowling green, BBQ areas and a forest walk, there’s certainly plenty of spaces to enjoy. Plus, with a thriving activities calendar including social events, clubs, exercise classes, happy hour and more – you could never get bored!

Curious to see what our residents love getting up to most? We spoke to Administration Officer Rachel and newlywed residents Bill and Heather to find out for you.



When one thinks podcast, they think young, hip and happening - well maybe just change up one word and that’s what the residents enjoy every Friday thanks to our friendly team member Ally! The residents enjoy catching up in the coffee shop for a bite to eat, a sip and a chat before heading down to the lounge area to get their weekly podcast ‘hit’. Ally makes sure to mix the topics up each week to keep things interesting – one week they're listening to the tales of a past Olympic champion and one week they’re getting the scoop from a respected member of the local community. What will you enjoy listening to most?


Arts & Crafts

Have a passion for arts and crafts? Every couple of days residents bring their talent to the table in this group. They enjoy good conversation, sharing skills and helping others – all a part of the great culture here in the village. One week the residents are knitting trauma teddies for local children in the Port Macquarie Base Hospital or making cards for the local charity No One Fights Cancer Alone. Who would have thought that the love of a hobby could bring so much joy to others? When you visit the village, be sure to keep an eye out for the talented paintings on display. Yes, they’re all works completed by our residents. What would you paint?


Aqua Aerobics & Zumba

Each week our residents are able to enjoy a range of exercise activities right here in the village including Aqua Aerobics and Zumba! Hosted in the indoor heated swimming pool, residents join instructor Krista for an aqua aerobics session to move the body in a low impact way, alleviate joint pain and have some fun while doing it! Then there’s sit-down Zumba, a class that alternates between fast and slow rhythms to improve cardiovascular fitness too. Now that the blood circulation is ramped up, the day is just getting started for our residents! You’ll often find the residents heading to the coffee shop to enjoy a well-earned tasty treat after the exercise is ticked off!


Happy Hour

One of the best things about living in a retirement village is undoubtedly the social aspect. At Bellevue Gardens, Happy Hour is so popular that it happens twice a week! Residents hit up Happy Hour on a Friday or Sunday (or both!) to catch up with friends, enjoy some beverages and sometimes enjoy games. Just grab your favourite sip and BYO nibbles and you’re all set to get amongst the good times! Life’s great, what are you sharing this week?

Find out more about Bellevue Gardens wonderful community. Call 1800 72 71 70 today to speak to Ally and arrange a tour of the village.