24 June 2016 3 min read

The 285 residents of our Hillsview Retirement Village in Happy Valley celebrated the official opening of a new, $200,000 heated pool and spa facility within their community in February 2016.

The refurbished pool features solar and gas heating for residents’ use all year round, and has been specially designed to accommodate water exercise activities such as aqua aerobics and aqua therapy. The upgraded facility features new roofing to create a welcoming environment in all temperate extremes, as well as an outdoor entertainment area and improved change room facilities

Special guest, Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg, Onkaparinga Council, joined Stephen Bull, our Group Executive and CEO of Retirement Living, onsite to officially unveil the new facility with residents and staff.

Stephen said, “When we took over these villages the residents weren't sure they could trust us. Our team in Adelaide have certainly turned that around with our new residents there being our biggest advocates. The pool looks amazing.”

He continued, “This is another great example of our commitment to our villages in South Australia. This new pool will not only benefit our current residents, but will also be a draw card for the village for future residents looking for a modern, low maintenance home within a healthy, active and very friendly village.”

Our $200,000 investment in the refurbished swimming pool follows our recent acquisition of eight South Australian retirement villages from Masonic Homes in June 2015. Hillsview Retirement Village was part of the portfolio of villages acquired.