29 September 2017   

2 min read
Here at Parklands Retirement Village we have a great team of people that understand and care about the needs of our residents.

Our team members work hard to ensure that you live in a comfortable and secure environment which will give you more time to do the things you love.

Today we'd like to introduce you to our Sales Professional, Ally O'Shea, who is here to help you find the perfect home that will suit your lifestyle and requirements.

Meet Ally O'Shea, our Sales Professional at Bellevue Gardens Retirement Village

What do you think are some benefits of retirement living?

Parklands Retirement Village is a great place to socialise with friends and stay active. We have many facilities and activities like craft groups, happy hour and the indoor heated swimming pool. Convenience is also another great benefit. We have a village bus that take our residents to town, as well as visiting podiatrists and doctors. There’s just so much our village can offer.

What are some of the biggest misconceptions about living at a retirement village?

One of the biggest misconceptions is that it’s for aged care and that it’s for those that are too old to live in their home. That’s so far from the truth. People come here to live in a community and enjoy the great range of activities on offer and the company of other people. Our residents are very vibrant and lively so it’s certainly not aged care.


What do you like most about your job?

The thing I love most about my job is seeing them move in and watching them grow and flourish into happy residents. It’s amazing to see them make new friends. I’ll walk past them in the village and they’ll give me a wave and chat to their friends. They’re all enjoying retirement village life.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about making the move to a retirement village?

I would say it’s not for everybody so do your research. Go and look at all our villages. We have 6 here in the Mid North Coast and they’re all very different. Whilst their contract and the financial side of things might be the same, they all have their own identity. You should have a look at all the villages and see which one is right for you.


Meet Ally in person and let her take you around Parklands Retirement Village. Just call 1800 72 71 70 to book an appointment. We hold regular inspection times every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30am.

You may have to pay a departure fee when you leave this village. You will have to share any capital gains received with the operator of this village.