Elevating the retirement village experience

As the demand within the retirement property market increases, so does the competition within this market as retirees prioritise independent living that supports their evolving needs as they grow older. 

This has become evident to Helen Seaman and her team at Constantia Life Developers, the team behind Great Oaks Retirement Village in Constantia, Cape Town. 

“While our clients seek a retirement village that matches their needs and budget, it is ultimately the healthcare services on offer that drives a purchase,” says Seaman.

“Frail care, home-based care and memory care are three different but equally important and complimentary services within a retirement village setting, and we always encourage buyers to do a deep-dive into the work that has gone into the facilities on their short list. After all, the design elements and healthcare principles that support these three levels of care have a direct impact on a resident’s long-term well-being.

“Great Oaks has been designed to do more than just tick all the basic healthcare boxes, and I believe that the inclusion of finer details into all areas of retirement village life is crucial to convert an interested party into a buyer.”

When Great Oaks opens its doors in February 2024, the estate’s luxury amenities and comprehensive healthcare offering will offer a fully-realised, comprehensive retirement experience to the discerning senior.

Primary medical care services include:

  • On-site doctors’ and nurses’ consulting rooms for day-to-day medical needs.
  • Medical aid authorisations on behalf of residents, facilitated by the Great Oaks care team.
  • 24-Hour Call-for-Care assistance

Thoughtfully designed frail care:

The on-site frail care unit will offer furnished private en-suite bedrooms, including a central nurse’s station, garden access from most  of the rooms, and easy and limitless access for spouses to their loved ones. 

Holistic memory care: 

Memory care is offered by many retirement villages, but it is the unique design of its memory care facility, coupled with the development team’s collaboration with a respected neuro architect who understands the finer nuances of effective and sustainable therapeutic interventions, that will set Great Oaks apart from the rest.

Customisable home-based care: 

Great Oaks’ Age-in-Place philosophy supports independent living and home-based care while continuously adapting to residents’ needs, with every design and fitting enabling you to lead an independent life. Features include: 

  • Removable counter panels and modules for better wheelchair fit under counters, sinks and work areas.
  • Ample wheelchair space next to toilets, doors and inside garages to enable accessibility
  • Shower sizes and screens that allow carers to assist residents in the shower without getting wet.
  • Lower door handles and light switches and higher plug points.
  • Level access throughout the unit.
  • Wheelchair turning circles throughout, including bathrooms.
  • Curbless internal roads and walkways throughout the village

Great Oaks Retirement Village’s estate facilities will further enhance residents’ social and wellness experience, with amenities and services including: 

Wellness Centre & Spa:

  • Hydrotherapy facilities in a heated Ozone pool with advanced features like hoists for residents with mobility issues. 
  • Private gym, with uninterrupted mountain views.
  • Therapy & beauty rooms for a variety of beauty and holistic treatments.
  • A multipurpose function room, that will accommodate a number of activities incl. yoga, pilates, dance and art classes. 

Social spaces:

  • Contemporary a la carte restaurant where you can enjoy small, intimate meals or host large family celebrations.
  • Lounge and Café
  • Bar 
  • Boardroom for private meetings

Great Oaks Retirement Village is scheduled to open for occupancy in February 2024. Limited cottages and apartments are still available. 

Visit our Accommodation Page or call/whatsapp 073 119 9999 for more information.


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