Testimonials from our wonderful residents
Thank you to those residents that offer testimonials about their experience living at Living Choice Broadwater Court retirement village. We value what our residents have to say, and the Living Choice team work hard to ensure that we are exceeding resident expectations.
Here are some of the wonderful testimonials we have received:
I moved into this comfortable, well planned new villa in December 2001. I chose the unique Frost Estate in preference to other retirement villages in the area because of its size. This has proved to be a great asset as we all know one another and thoroughly enjoy our activities and meetings in our own community room. Also we are encouraged to use all the facilities in the main complex, such as the swimming pool, spa and exercise room, snooker tables etc.
The ongoing care and interest shown by the management and staff and the feeling of safety engendered by the security gates and night patrol have made this a very happy home.
Living Choice Broadwater Court is a magnet for nice people. Yes, it’s the folk who live here that make the difference. We’ve got the nicest neighbours we’ve ever had. We see them hopping into our bus for the trips they love – to the big stores at Erina, the occasional run into Sydney and day trips to exciting out of the way places. Of course shopping is a breeze. Right next door is the Kincumber Village Centre – supermarket, fisho, top butcher, chemist, one of the state’s best fruit markets, newsagents, liquor store, hardware – anything else you need? Doctors, dentists, opticians and physios? Yes, they’re in walking distance.
Village life can be busy. Seems there’s something on everyday. Cards, bingo, tai chi, snooker, indoor bowls, craft work, music entertainments, aquarobics in the heated swimming pool. Three nights a week we can all come together at the Happy Hours.
A few drinks, a nibble and plenty of chat is the usual routine.
Many of us have strong links outside Living Choice Broadwater Court. There’d be at least a dozen men who bowl at the nearby Avoca Beach Club, some have connections at the local churches, one or two dedicated fisherfolk get a feed pretty easily in the Broadwater that’s only a few yards away, Rotary and Probus Clubs are well supported by our residents. Behind us is Kincumba Mountain. It’s beautiful up there with expansive views all around. One or two residents actually walk up, most of us drive along the well made track.
We, the residents, run Living Choice Broadwater Court through our forum and its committees. Takes a bit of our time, but it’s good to stay involved with things that matter. Ours is a well maintained, modern villa. We’re very happy in it – and less than an hour away from our kids who are frequent visitors.
After months of deliberation including visting seven retirement villages – four on the Central Coast and three in the northern beaches – the courtesy, advice and, in particular, the patience of the Broadwater Court staff made our final decision easy.
Having now experienced village living our decision has been more than vindicated.
The excellent care, support and maintenance teams take care of daily matters giving complete freedom to enjoy this new lifestyle.
Features which greatly enhance our living standard are: professional health care; close proximity to the shopping village including 24 hour Bi-Lo; every professional service within one block; ease of returning to Sydney on regular basis, conversely, similarly for our daughter to spend time with us; level walking throughout the village; villa design and inclusions.
Added to this is the multiple choice daily activities including: three weekly shopping trips, monthly city bus trip; regular half day and full day outings; indoor bowls, arts and crafts; mens and ladies aquarobics classes (what a difference an indoor heated pool makes!); card games; tai chi and snooker. Then trivia nights, catered dinners, theatre trips, happy hours and theme nights. It is difficult to be lonely.
We really enjoy the whole Broadwater Court atmosphere and the many new friends we have made.
The Frost Estate, in which we live, seemed right from the start to be our ideal retirement option. And so it has turned out to be. First of all it is small. Just sixteen single-storey houses which promote neighbourliness and was not too much of a leap from our old home as it might have been if we’d gone into a village of several hundred villas and flats. And it is all on the level with a short flat walk to a good shopping centre. And if we take a small detour, the bellbirds on Kincumba Mountain are a sheer delight.
Secondly, we are shielded from the road outside by a large wireless controlled gate. This, together with security patrols and the deadlocked security doors to our house front and back, ensures protection for us and our home, even when we re away, which is a great comfort.
Thirdly, and most importantly, this is a “Living Choice” development. We live in our own modern house fitted with the latest appliances including an automatic garage door, and yet if, as we get older, we need help then it is there. We’ve seen this in action with some neighbours not so lucky in health as ourselves, who needed help with cleaning, cooking, getting to shops, doctors, hospitals etc, and all being provided promptly and at low or zero cost. We all have “Viatel” buttons in case of any health emergency and nursing staff visit us from time to time. With “Living Choice” we can expect to live out our days in our own home without worrying.
Jack and Lorna Russell
It has been almost 10 months since Jan and I moved into our new villa at the Frost Annexe – and I thought it would be nice to let you have a little feedback about the complex. With only 16 villas in our community, all of which are now occupied, we have become a family of friends and have regular organised social activities in our community room.
Being only a short drive to a number of surf beaches such as Killcare, McMasters, Avoca, Nth Avoca and Wamberal, I enjoy many early morning fishing trips. We also enjoy the 15 minute drive to Erina Fair shopping centre, but then it’s only a 300 metre flat walk to our local Coles Supermarket at Kincumber anyway. By the way, I think that the electronic security gate at the entrance to our complex is probably the best idea for retirement villages since the age pension.
A very belated thank-you to all personnel at Living Choice Broadwater Court for the exceptional help and assistance which was given so freely when we moved into the complex. From the comfort of the luxurious guest suite before settling into our beautiful villa, to the visits of various personnel to ensure that all was as it should be, and to the 3-course meal and baskets of fruit and flowers which followed … what a welcome! All this friendliness made it so much easier to leave friends behind on the Sunshine Coast; and also easier to adapt to the climatic shock of the winter temperatures!
Now that we have almost settled we are getting to find our way around and to meet our friendly fellow residents. There is so much about the village which we love and we feel sure that every day will make it feel more like home.
Beth and Roger Miller
It’s been six weeks since we moved to Broadwater Court and we would like to thank Jenny Trovato for her help during the entire process of moving. We appreciated the number of times you allowed us to inspect the property before, and after, we placed a holding deposit. We also appreciated the patience shown by Living Choice when our house at Forresters Beach failed to sell on the designated auction day.
The move itself was made less stressful when Living Choice allowed us to store items and boxes in the garage leading up to the official settlement day, including the delivery of new furniture. This enabled us to “phase in” our move over several days, which was a big help and much appreciated.
Lastly, the meal provided for us on our first night in the apartment was a lovely gesture. I would also like to compliment Living Choice on the level of follow-up and the scope of information given to us during our first week in the village. We settled in quite quickly and are making full use of all the wonderful facilities with our new group of friends.
Richard and Gail Whelpdale
After living in Thornleigh for 33 years, we have moved to Living Choice Broadwater Court Waterfront Estate. We have been looking at Over 55 lifestyle resorts since my retirement two and a half years ago and the villa we have moved into ticks all the boxes.
The villa is in a gated community and is a very roomy 210sqm – larger in fact than our old house. The aspect is east/west with lovely afternoon sun filling the back patio, family room and kitchen. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge lounge and a double garage for the first time in our lives. To top it all off we are at the end of a cul-de-sac, which has a back lane walkway access to a medium size shopping centre with Coles, banks, coffee shops, restaurants and more, plus a bus stop into Gosford only 150m away.
The estate also comes with a clubhouse with pool, spa, gym, pool table, library, woodcraft workshop, cinema, kitchen, bar and social area to boot. So we are really doing it tough as we cruise into retirement!
Elayne still works in Sydney and takes the express train to work. I spend my time cycling on the numerous bike paths, swimming laps in the pool, attending weekly happy hour, morning coffees at the Guru Café after dropping Elayne in the morning at Gosford Station, and preparing the evening meal for her return in the evening. Oh, and also my Thursday babysitting duties when I look after Matilda (2). Life is bliss but I have just realised that I am now too busy to relax and read a book!
Graham and Elayne Harrison
Living Choice Broadwater Court
79 Avoca Drive, Kincumber
New South Wales 2251
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