Last month, Opal welcomed the very first residents to its brand new Wallarah Point Care Community in New South Wales. The new home is in a stunning location in Toukley, capturing sweeping views of the lakes and nearby beaches.
Wallarah Point Care Community provides a safe and secure environment and the building design incorporates accessible living spaces that are easy to navigate, including state-of-the-art security technology to give residents and their loved ones peace of mind.
Care is focused on residents’ individual needs and preferences and the team of dedicated and compassionate registered nurses and carers are on-site 24 hours a day.
Opal believe everyone should have something to look forward to every day, and support a lifestyle where residents can enjoy their hobbies and interests, learn and experience new things, and participate in meaningful activities.
Mrs. Rose Fethers is one of the first residents to call Wallarah Point home. Matching her name ‘Rose’, Mrs. Fethers was born with a love for flowers and followed her passion to become a florist from the age of 15.
“I’m so happy to move into Wallarah Point and I can’t believe they have a flower market here!! I’ve loved flowers ever since I was a young girl and on my first day here, I had a wonderful time making a beautiful arrangement,” said Mrs. Fethers. As a competitive bowler, playing in state and national competitions, Rose will be supported to continue her active life and interests.
Staying connected to the local community is essential to providing the best care for residents which is why Opal are looking forward to growing connections in the area. Opal's aim is for residents to participate in community life and maintain meaningful relationships with family and loved ones.
Using the freshest ingredients, the in-home chef prepares meals from scratch and creates seasonal menus with input from residents so they can enjoy the food they like to eat. On-site gardens and shaded courtyards provide ample space for outdoor activities, with sensory gardens and raised vegetable garden beds. An expansive alfresco dining areas also take full advantage of the amazing outdoor areas and views.
This thoughtfully designed care community has 123 residential places, all with ensuites, and each with water and district views. Communal spaces have been designed to promote connection between residents and feature a sewing room and a snooker room. There is a Memory Care Neighbourhood with a dedicated environment filled with cues and memory supports that enable people living with dementia to live with meaning and purpose.
There is also an on-site cafe, offering barista-style coffee, and delicious meals and snacks, which will become a popular destination for the care home and the local community. The home also has a hairdressing and beauty salon on-site so residents can look and feel their best.
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