With a world class hospital, enviable medical facilities, a progressive university, stunning restaurants and resort-style golf courses on our door step, it’s little wonder couples contemplating a simpler and more carefree lifestyle are investigating what the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

An influx of ‘sea-changers’ is helping shape the region. Sunshine Coast residents are seven years older than the average Australian (37 years of age), while the Census revealed over 65-year-olds make up more than 20 per cent of the Sunshine Coast population, with the figure trending up.

Younger Baby Boomers and those from Gen X, who are now in their fifties, want amenity that will evolve to suit their changing needs.

COVID-19 and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety forced Sundale along with a host of other providers to pause their plans for the Sunshine Coast.

However, with clarity returning to the sector, Sundale is looking at the future of aged care with a new renewed focus, so it can cater for the needs of the community for decades to come.

Sundale CEO, Danielle Mackenzie said exciting developments are either underway or scheduled to begin at Coolum, Palmwoods, Nambour and Tewantin.

“Backed by extensive research, coupled with the recommendations handed down last month by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, we now know what retirees want and the services they will expect in the future,” Ms Mackenzie said.

“Along with great design, couples considering Sunshine Coast retirement communities want evolving in home care services, to feel part of a community and access to innovative technology.

“We’re not far away from driverless cars and voice activation is becoming common place, therefore, it is no surprise technology will be at the forefront of future Sundale developments. 

“At Coolum Waters Retirement Community, work is well underway on 11 brand new units which will combine the very best aspects of outdoor living and entertaining with a low-maintenance lifestyle.

“Neighbouring Stumers Creek and just moments from Coolum Beach, it’s one of the best addresses on the Sunshine Coast.

“The units will be beautiful and feature generous bedrooms, large open living, dining and alfresco spaces and a chef’s kitchen, complete with waterfall stone bench tops.”

If you’d like to know more about Sundale, visit sundale.org.au or call 1800 786 325.