While the residents of Stockland Maybrook 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, heated indoor swimming pool, barbeque terrace, activities space and function room, 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? We spoke to Chris, head of the village’s social committee and resident of 9 years, to find out for you.
Every week, a group of ladies gets together with an instructor to cultivate their mind-body connection with a yoga session, combining stretching and strengthening postures with deep breathing and relaxation. Yoga has is said to have so many benefits: it assists in improving balance and flexibility, enhances breathing, strengthens bones, reduces stress and anxiety and, after a fun filled day in the village, helps you to get a great night’s sleep!
What better way to welcome the start of a new week than a breakfast shared with your fellow residents? Residents gather together every Monday to catch up and chat about the exciting week ahead over a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs and coffee, prepared by resident volunteers, for a small fee. Throughout the year, leftover money in the kitty is put towards free breakfasts for one and all, so be sure to keep an eye out!
One of the most popular activities on the Maybrook social calendar, Happy Hour, is a great opportunity for the community to get together in a casual, relaxed setting. Everyone contributes, bringing along drinks and nibbles to enjoy, and settles in for an hour of laughter and conversation about the week that was. The perfect end to a typical week at Maybrook!
Even residents with a car love the convenience of jumping on Maybrook’s village bus for a trip to one of the local shopping centres. Running twice weekly, these regular bus outings are a popular way for residents to enjoy a morning out and about, whether they’re keen to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, grab some groceries and fill a script, or meet up with friends for coffee and cake.
From time to time, the village bus is also used for lovely ‘long lunch’ outings, where interested residents are whisked away to enjoy a leisurely lunch in beautiful surrounds before returning back to Maybrook. Chris has organised various picturesque lunch spots, from the Coal Loader Platform Green Roof to North Head, Dee Why and even Ettalong Beach.
Another popular event is the monthly Sunday BBQ, which attracts around 30 Maybrook residents for an afternoon of good food and even better conversation. Head on down to the clubhouse to grab a table and enjoy some quality time with friends. Every month, a different resident volunteers to man the barbeque, and everyone brings along their own meat, salad and drinks, making it a low-key and relaxed affair.
The Maybrook social calendar is full of regular activities and events, but from time to time, the community holds special events to fundraise for charity, celebrate special days or simply just enjoy a little spontaneity!
Recently, residents enjoyed a Pink Bun Day to raise money for breast cancer support, with a delicious afternoon tea of pink buns supplied by the local Bakers Delight raising over $600. The dress code was all pink, of course, and residents had a wonderful time while supporting a good cause.
Residents will also often plan day trips to get out and about with a small group, such as a visit to Manly to enjoy the Art Gallery, take in the sea breeze along the beach and celebrate a special occasion at the Wharf Bar. When you live somewhere as well-located as Maybrook, the choices are endless!
Find out more about Maybrook wonderful community. Call 1800 72 71 70 today to speak to Fiona and arrange a tour of the village.