Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay residential aged care community in Townsville are enjoying magnificent views to Magnetic Island after the opening of a new sheltered waterfront picnic area last week.
Bolton Clarke opened the new seating area, directly opposite the Rowes Bay residential community, with funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Stronger Communities Programme and Townsville City Council.
Residential Manager Esther Andrews said with its magnificent views and location adjacent to the existing popular walking path, the wheelchair-friendly space would enhance the lifestyle of residents and the local community.
“Providing access and connection to the community is important in residential aged care,” she said.
“Now residents can come to a purpose-built area, enjoy the views with family and friends and interact with the community, who can also stop and enjoy the view.
“For our residents this will enhance their lifestyle and have a positive impact on physical and mental health, as well as contributing to a more inclusive and vibrant community.”
Member for Herbert Cathy O’Toole, along with Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney and Amanda Varcoe, daughter of resident Lois James officially opened the area on Friday, 10 August. It is already proving a popular spot for resting by the water.
Rowes Bay residents are also looking forward to the opening of a new café within their residential aged care community during Seniors Week next week, where they can enjoy a milkshake or coffee with friends, family and visitors.