Rowes Bay community steps into the future
A 30-bed dementia wing built to best practice design will be part of a major redevelopment at Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay residential aged care community in Townsville.
A Development Application for the work, which will modernise the community and enhance facilities for residents, was lodged with Townsville City Council in September.
The project will include replacement of the existing four hostel buildings with a single-storey, state-of-the-art 30-bed dementia wing.
The current residential aged care building will be expanded to accommodate 12 new rooms, including six premium suites.
Bolton Clarke General Manager Property Development James Mantis said the project would respond to the growing need to provide care and accommodation options that promote choice and freedom for people with dementia with quiet spaces, way-finding support and an indoor-outdoor environment.
“Investing in this major refurbishment will help us support residents and families in the way they want, with the very best in innovative design and services,” he said.
“The redevelopment will help us provide a modern environment where Rowes Bay residents can stay active, independent and engaged.”
The existing Rowes Bay community opened with the first retirement living residents in 1991, with the site’s first 30-bed aged care hostel opening on Remembrance Day 1994.
06 December 2019
Centenarian Helen celebrates a life filled with love
Helen Christians’ exact birthdate is a mystery. She was born at home in Ireland at the end of 1919 but by the time her father went down to register the birth a few days had passed, and the real date has been lost over time. The last few years the family has celebrated on December 7th and this year, for Helen’s 100th birthday, they are throwing a big party for the Centenarian and Bolton Clarke Galleon Gardens aged care community resident with family flying in from all corners of the world.
29 November 2019
Social butterfly Thelma sparkles at 103
The secret to a long and happy life? Gratitude, according to Thelma Sprott. Thelma, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on 28 November, lives at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine residential aged care community at Murrumba Downs and loves nothing more than catching up with friends and family.
13 November 2019
Plastic poppies pay recycled respects
Bolton Clarke Inverpine residential aged care community and retirement village has commemorated Remembrance Day with a special service including poppies handmade by residents from recycled materials.
06 November 2019
Elvis returns to resident delight
The King has returned, delighting residents with a special concert at Bolton Clarke Macquarie View aged care community in Bolton Point.
23 October 2019
’56 pitcher Jack welcomes Olympic baseball’s return
News of baseball’s return to the Olympics in time for next year’s Tokyo Games has Banora Point resident Jack Knight remembering the day he took the pitch for Australia during the 1956 Olympic demonstration game in Melbourne.
23 October 2019
Aged care residents can’t contain Carnival buzz
The sound of trumpets and big brass bands echoed over the lawn at Bolton Clarke’s Sunset Ridge, Zilzie aged care community when it hosted all the fun of the carnival.
21 October 2019
Inverpine residents dig in to fresh produce
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine residential aged care community at Murrumba Downs are getting their hands dirty planting gardens with edible produce in a new therapeutic gardening program.
18 October 2019
Encyclopedia Mary shares 100 years of memories
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Mary Schultz is far younger than her 100 years. With a memory many would envy, a quick wit and broad knowledge of local history those who know her agree, “she’s as sharp as a tack – we call her the walking encyclopedia.” Mary recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Centaur Memorial.
14 October 2019
From Big Prawn to Byron Bay – aged care residents take a holiday
For residents at Bolton Clarke’s Centaur Memorial community at Caloundra, living in residential aged care doesn’t mean giving up on holidays. Residents set out on their second annual road trip last month, heading south to take in the sights, experiences and tastes of the Gold Coast, Ballina and Byron Bay.
04 October 2019
Bolton Clarke to partner on Shanghai projects
Bolton Clarke, one of Australia's most experienced not-for-profit aged care and senior living providers, has formalised a key joint venture agreement in China that will see the organisation partner on eight continuing care retirement communities serving one of the country’s largest population centres.
03 October 2019
Enjoy a Tea and Tour at Rowes Bay
Find out more about beachside retirement living in Townsville, join us for a friendly cuppa and meet some of our residents every Thursday from 10am-12pm. No booking required.
03 October 2019
Community feeling a joy for Rowes Bay retirees
Making the move to retirement living was a practical decision for Bolton Clarke Rowes Bay residents Leigh and Penny Douglas, but it’s the community lifestyle they have grown to love.
23 September 2019
Aged care community rallies for drought support
Residents and team members at Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest community at Hervey Bay have sent 120 slabs of bottled water to support families and aged care communities doing it tough in Stanthorpe.
30 August 2019
Furry friends keep Ekka fever alive at Inverpine
The sights, sounds and tastes of the Ekka came to Bolton Clarke Inverpine at Murrumba Downs in August when residents, relatives and Bolton Clarke team members enjoyed the annual “Royal Inverpine Show.”
30 August 2019
Rock and roll at the Fernhill show!
The Ekka may be over for another year, but all the fun of the show lives on at Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill retirement village and aged care community, where residents, day therapy clients and Bolton Clarke team members have enjoyed the annual “Fernhill Community Show.”
13 August 2019
Long Tan memories still vivid for Farnorha resident Don
Bolton Clarke Farnorha resident Don ‘Jack’ Thomson, 84, was a special guest when the new movie Danger Close, about the Battle of Long Tan, opened in Cairns last week. But Don doesn’t need a movie to remember the events of that day – he was there, serving alongside Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith, played in the movie by actor Travis Fimmel.
25 July 2019
Baycrest residents receive star ‘tweetment’
Residents from Bolton Clarke’s Baycrest residential aged care community at Hervey Bay have been receiving the star ‘tweetment’ with monthly visits from some high-flying friends from Hervey Bay Animal Refuge.
24 July 2019
Bringing latest aged care design to Lake Macquarie
A state-of-the art residential aged care development will go ahead at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View site at Bolton Point following Lake Macquarie City Council approval this week.
11 June 2019
Joy of play bridges the generation gap
An age gap of more than a century didn’t stop Bolton Clarke Fairview, Pinjarra Hills resident Kittie, 103, and 15-month old Harrison Kremmer from having lots of fun putting a puzzle together at the first meeting of the residential aged care community’s new intergenerational playgroup.
27 May 2019
From Coast to Coast - Bolton Clarke residents take a Gold Coast holiday
Age is no barrier to having fun - that’s the message that rang out loud and clear when residents from Bolton Clarke’s Centaur Memorial community at Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, hit the road for a holiday to the Gold Coast this week.