On Thursday 28 November 2019, Building Two of ParqueVista on Seville was unveiled to great fanfare and positivity from existing and prospective residents.
A modern vertical village developed by Southern Cross Care Queensland, the 40 new retirement living units over five levels were proclaimed open by distinguished guests in front of close to 130 attendees.
“It is fitting in our 40th year of operations to unveil this landmark building at the site where it all began in 1979,” said Chairman of the Southern Cross Care Queensland Board, Don Neander OAM, in his opening remarks. “The Knights of the Southern Cross opened the doors to Archbishop Duhig Court Hostel to 48 older people in need as part of their mission to love and serve others.”
Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Holland Park ward, Krista Adams, said that ageing in place was vitally important for the health of communities. “Older people want to stay in the neighbourhoods where their families, friends and networks are, and ParqueVista on Seville accomplishes this,” said Cr Adams.
Chief Executive Officer Jason Eldering said that while it was a big decision to make the move to a retirement living community, the vibrant sense of community only added to the on-site amenities, which include a pool, spa, café, hairdressing salon, library, function room and chapel with regular services. The $17.4 million development complements the existing residential care facility Duhig Village, allowing couples with different care needs to live close by.
“The integration of retirement living and residential aged care is an outstanding feature of our Holland Park location and makes planning into the future so much easier,” said Mr Eldering.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Mr Neander and Deputy Mayor Adams and the building blessed by Fr Ted Houlihan before the display units were open for inspection by the guests.
The units are proving to be very popular, with just over a quarter sold already. Southern Cross Care has launched a Fee Free Fiesta prize draw, where all contracts signed before 31 March go into the draw to win payment of general services and maintenance fees for 3 months, plus $2,000*.
“ParqueVista on Seville is a unique opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about in a warm and friendly community,” said Mr Eldering.
Tours of ParqueVista on Seville can be booked by calling 1800 899 300.
* Terms and conditions apply: www.parquevista.com.au