It takes 
a village

Kensington Retirement Village. (Pictures: Supplied)

Carole Levy

A bit of line dancing … a game of bocce …maybe a swim/spa in the indoor pool? The many choices and decisions are possibly the ‘hardest’ part of daily life for the over-55s who call Kensington Retirement Village home.

If that already sounds like bliss, there’s a lot more in store.

Plus, it can all be checked out, up close and personal, at 2-4pm on Saturday, August 1, during an open day when a village tour can be taken, perhaps wine or cuppa in hand. Residents will be out and about to have a chat, and any homes for sale can be inspected.

The boutique village of 71 stylish, distinctive homes offers a lifestyle centred on community, shared and solo activities, and a chance to explore new interests.

Lawn bowls and croquet, as well as a gym and walking group keep things active, while inside the glam Community Centre, there’s plenty of socialising around billiards, card games, and bingo – not to mention happy hour.

A quiet read in a well-stocked library, or learning and sharing in an art and craft group may be more your pace on any given day – or how about joining the singing group to release feel-good endorphins? And the theatre room is perfect for twosomes and groups – everyone loves a movie night.

Just outside the secure, gated village, there’s a bus stop for a quick and easy trip to a medical centre and shopping at Gateway Plaza, and there’s also an on-site courtesy bus. Eateries such as Club Italia, and the social hub of Leopold Sportsmans Club are also within easy reach.

The energy-efficient homes, starting from $365,000, come with two or three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and single or double garage.

Wide doorways, spacious rooms, and contemporary kitchens feature, while front gardens are cared for by staff. Caravan and boat storage is available, and an emergency call system is in place.

Tours outside the open day can be arranged by appointment, and all questions will be answered by warm, friendly staff.

Kensington Retirement Village,
 51- 59 Kensington Road, Leopold. 
Inquiries: 5250 1675 or

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