Designing & constructing a portfolio to attract retirees
As baby boomers enter retirement, the retirement living sector is facing an unprecedented opportunity to capitalise on this demographic shift, however operators must be prepared for the incoming demand.
The 'Driving Growth in Retirement Living' conference gathers key stakeholders and case studies from across the retirement sector to discuss key practical information on the pressing concerns of the retirement industry.
This conference will focus on:
- Integrating the Aged Care reforms into the design of your retirement villages
- Building the right product for your customer
- Renovating & future proofing your portfolio
Executive leaders from the Retirement Living Sector:
- CEOs, COOs, CFOs
- Directors & Managers of Design, Construction & Development
- Directors & Managers of Operations & Sales & Marketing
Attend to learn:
- How to design & construct retirement villages that integrate care
- How to attract customers & sell your retirement villages
- How to future proof your portfolio
- Minimising risk as your portfolio grows
Helen Wood joined UnitingCare Ageing in 2007 and was responsible for overseeing their $1billion property development program. She is now Director of the Independent Living and Housing Portfolio for UnitingCare Ageing in NSW and ACT.
Helen is passionate about providing well-designed affordable housing and has introduced a number of initiatives to UnitingCare Ageing including registration as a Community Housing Provider, delivery of several senior’s housing projects under the National Rental Affordability Scheme and developing an internal Design Guide for Independent Living.
Helen is a chartered surveyor with 30 years’ experience as a property professional, specialising in social, affordable and age-specific housing in the UK and NSW.
Since coming to Australia, Helen has consulted to Housing NSW on estate renewal projects and worked for Catholic Healthcare as Manager of Independent Living Development.
As CEO of a charitable Housing Association in Central London Helen used grants and private sector loans to acquire and develop affordable housing for a range of general & supported clients, often in development partnerships with the private sector.
Helen has a degree in Psychology from London University, is a member of the Australasian Institute of Housing and has been a Director of Bridge Housing in Redfern for over 10 years.
Simon has enjoyed a 35+ year career of working in the Social and Community Services in Australia and abroad in a range of policy, planning and management positions. He is currently Chief Executive of Uniting Communities, a community service agency committed to social justice and involved in the delivery of a broad range of social and health services to over 20,000 South Australians each year from community and residential aged care to child and youth programs, mental health services and homelessness. Simon has undertaken a number of key leadership positions including as President of ACOSS and SACOSS. Simon is currently Chair of the Council for the Care of Children, Foodbank SA, a Board member of Families Australia and Director Foodbank Australia. He is also the Chair of the University of South Australia’s School of Psychology & Social Work and Social Policy Advisory Committee and the UniSA Research Node into Low Carbon Living.
The Selwyn Foundation
Hilda is a registered general nurse and has extensive experience in the aged care sector, having run her own local community nursing practice in her native Belgium for 15 years and has been employed in executive roles for the past 10 years at The Selwyn Foundation. Now heading the Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality, a knowledge platform for learning and innovation on ageing well, Hilda helped to develop Selwyn’s new model of care, “The Selwyn Way” which is a unique and holistic approach to the care and wellbeing of all who connect with The Selwyn Foundation. The Foundation has identified five key domains that improve a person’s wellbeing: Spirituality, Growth, Contentment, Belonging and Resilience. These five domains inform the physical environment that is created and how we think about health and the provision of care, and continued opportunities for engagement in life.
Oak Tree Village Group
Mark Bindon is the co-founder and Managing Director of Oak tree Holdings Pty Ltd headquartered in Brisbane QLD. The group is totally vertically integrated; sourcing, researching, developing and operating retirement villages on the Eastern seaboard of Australia from Cairns in the north to Hobart in the south.
The Group is positioned at the affordable sector of the Australian Seniors market and currently operates 28 villages with a target of 3-5 new projects each year. Sites are located within 8 distinct operating hubs on the eastern seaboard and the pipeline exceeds 1500 new villas. Both metropolitan and regional sites make up the portfolio and pipeline.
Mark and business partner/co-founder Frank De Pasquale have been involved in direct property investment for almost 30 years.
Mark views the retirement sector as not only the most attractive property sector in terms of long term investment metrics but, importantly, the most rewarding.
Solgen Energy Group is a leading commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) group with unrivalled experience in the design and
construction of commercial-scale solar power systems for government and businesses across Australia.
As a leading solar energy company, our knowledge and credentials underpin our capability to provide renewable solutions that are changing our economy.
We’re engineers, finance specialists, salespeople, project managers, installers, and customer relations experts and our function is to design, build and accelerate the power of clean energy.
We’re a leading property services and maintenance provider and specialise in making things simple. See how easy it is to tailor a solution to your needs. Choose from a range of services, but deal with just one person. And with various maintenance programmes and flexible payment options to suit your needs, making sure your village is always presented at its best is now simple, easy and affordable.
Our services include:
- Building Projects • Maintenance • Painting
- Signage • Grounds • Landscaping
- Sustainability • Audio Visual • Data Communications
Clarke Keller is an architectural, interiors and consulting practice with expertise in the design of learning, living, and work environments. A specialist team within the practice lead by principal Cassandra Keller focuses on the design of innovative retirement villages and aged care communities. Our team includes specialist site planners, senior architects, and a specialist seniors interior designer. Clarke Keller work closely with their clients, developers, and project builders in a co-design process which delivers high quality design outcomes . We understand the unique relationships in designing for senior living, and through our experience and targeted knowledge we can offer innovative and practical design solutions.
Clarke Keller have utilised their Canberra base to cultivate a practice with national expertise and a strong understanding of the unique requirements of retirement living and aged care in regional areas. Our team is passionate about engaging with clients and allied research specialists and groups such as Alzheimer’s Australia and the PCA Retirement Living Council, to educate the community about the opportunities that carefully designed specialised older persons communities can provide both for residents and the broader community. We understand that architecture and design can make our lives better, and as we age we rely more upon our surroundings and environments to support us. As architects and designers, the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of others is both rewarding but also a significant responsibility to get right – one that Clarke Keller are passionate about!
Paynter Dixon has over a 100-year history in the construction Industry, successfully completing a range of projects in the following sectors: Health and Aged Care, Disability, Education, Hospitality, Defence, Commercial and Industrial. Paynter Dixon also offers Facility Management and Insurance repair services to compliment your existing facilities ongoing operational requirements.
Our Health and Aged Care Team is unique, employing aged care specialists to complement the team of project management, design, estimating and construction professionals.
Paynter Dixon can work with your organisation through all phases of a projects development, including:
– Site Selection & Feasibility – Existing Asset Management
– Master Planning – Strategic Development Planning
– Project Management – Post Development Support
– Early Contractor Involvement – Design Management and Construction
Our open and transparent approach across all aspects of a project enables a collaborative environment with all parties working towards a successful outcome.
We can take full responsibility for your project, underwriting your risks associated with Cost, Time, Safety (WHS) and quality to ensure the deliverables are ‘Fit For Purpose’.
Crown Furniture is not just a specialist supplier of aged care seating and furniture we bring experience, knowledge & energy to the relationship. We provide stylish, fit for purpose pieces that combine form with function, our furniture make living easy for residents & carers. Our comprehensive range covers all community areas and bedrooms, for all levels of care including retirement living, dementia, hospital/mental health. Take the opportunity to talk to our consultants who are trained in aged care, dementia and mental health, they can help you in all phases of the process and make your project a resounding success. We have set the benchmark high in Aged Care, Healthcare and Mental Health.
PlayRope firmly believes in improved health and wellbeing through active, collaborative play. In our experience, play that brings families together allows them to create shared memories that last forever.
PlayRope, through its established partnerships, has access to some of the highest quality, innovative play equipment globally.
By partnering with PlayRope in the design and delivery of your next facility you will not only ensure that families continue to play together but also reinforce your position as a market leader.
Start the conversation today and visit us on our stand, we look forward to meeting you.
What People Are Saying
“Great conference with relevant current market information. Stimulating and informative.”
Michael Sadler, Eastwood Retirement Villages
Attendees at Future Proofing Retirement Living May 2016
Date: 10 Apr 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly“All retirement village owners and developers need is land use policy that supports, rather than hinders, development.” A report commissioned by The Property Council of Australia highlights a range of barriers to successful retirement village developments – the primary hurdle being the need to compete on the open market to secure suitable land sites. The …
Date: 1 Mar 2017 By: Mark BindonIt’s been well documented over the last decade or two that Australia, and indeed the world at large, is ageing rapidly. There is a vastness in this phenomenon that is difficult to scope. It’s not just the sheer volume implicated, but a range of other factors that will need to be considered by government, seniors, …
Date: 20 Apr 2016 By: Jessica FarrellyWhile technology presents a range of benefits for the retirement living sector, it can also make it easier for people to stay in their homes for longer. Luke Grieve, Operations Manager Aged and Community Care at Telstra Health spoke about whether technology could be the death of retirement villages at the LASA conference in Queensland. …
Date: 22 Feb 2016 By: Bill McDonaldThe ‘Continuum of Care’ concept in the New Zealand context relates to the provision of an array of housing and combined services to cater for the changing needs of residents as they age within a single campus or retirement village setting. Sounds like a great idea, but there are plenty of examples where the concept …
Endorsers & Media Partners
OTA Australia is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians. COTA Australia is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation which comprises COTAs in each State and Territory. COTA Australia focuses on policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers.
The Retirement Villages Association (RVA) is a voluntary industry association that represents the interests of registered retirement village owners, developers and managers throughout New Zealand, as well as individuals and organisations who supply goods and services to the retirement village industry.