Local Radio Interview with Ben Martens Managing Director The Parks Villages..
Family operated and owned, with 3 retirement estates in Melbourne’s North, life at all our estates is seen as an extension of family life. We encourage a sense of belonging within an inclusive, welcoming community. Our estates are friendly places with happy residents and empathetic staff, management and business owners who are always there to lend an ear or share a story or simply attend your needs.
We understand that Retirement looks different for every person however the fundamentals of most people's wants and needs do not differ. We want our residents to feel proud of where they live, to feel cared for, safe and comfortable and included as part of the community. We want to be able to show you the reality of living in a Family owned family operated village rather than the hype of what living in a Corporately owned village is like. Come and visit and see why so many of our residents are enjoying being free to enjoy the best years of their lives.
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic we have done everything we can to keep our residents safe, well informed and supplied with the things they need to ensure their well being is maintained. We have been overwhelmed by our residents response who tell us they are so happy to be at The Elms Retirement Estate and that we are looking out for them and they couldn't think of a place they would rather be during this very trying time.
Our Promise to You
We are a family owned and operated business with a long history in the retirement industry and through our experience we believe in traditional Family values that encourage Freedom, and Independence and we also encourage a sense of Community founded on the principles of Honesty, Transparency and Integrity. We are always available to come and have a chat about any of your concerns, desires, wants or needs.
Backed by a very experienced team of Managers and Staff who understand and value that this journey is about treating you as part of the family. In fact many of our staff have their families working in the business too.
Retirement living can be daunting to consider, with many preconceived notions of a sedentary, restricted lifestyle. The Elms residents will tell you that they wish they had moved into their new homes sooner. They love the lifestyle, the people, the activities and the staff and management that take so much of the hassle of day to day living off their hands.
They describe life at the Elms as providing the freedom to do what they want to do. By creating a safe and comfortable environment and a community that extends their sense of family.
Well, if you are thinking about the next exciting chapter in your life, here’s the bridge to an exciting future: Discover The Elms Retirement Estate.
The Elms has a variety of living options to suit a variety of needs and lifestyle considerations. All are thoughtfully designed with a number of layouts and 2 and 3+ bedroom options. Our Villas and Apartments offer you all the luxuries you’ve always wanted, including the luxury of choice on the floor plan, colours, floor coverings, finishes and details.
In our large range of homes comforts abound including ducted heating, split-system air conditioning in the living areas and plenty of storage. But to ensure you’ll be comfortable living here for a long time to come, you’ll find sensible features such as wide doorways, a 24-hour emergency call system and limited steps to get in your way. Everything will be ready so you don’t have to lift a finger when you walk in, right down to the landscaped gardens, letterbox and fly screens on the windows.
Our Apartments also offer a wide range of choice from 1 Bedroom to 2 Bedroom double bathroom configurations with light filled living spaces and balcony or courtyard views..
All of this is complemented by high quality Country Club facilities set within magnificently landscaped gardens. A place you will be proud to bring your family and friends to.
FIRST-CLASS RETIREMENT LIVING FACILITIES
There’s always plenty going on at The Elms with a very full schedule of activity on offer. Everything is at your own pace though, so you can be as active and involved as you wish. The Elms offers plenty of ways to stay active and work on your wellness including a gym, pool, walking tracks, indoor and outdoor bowls and billiards room. Get your creativity flowing with an arts and craft activity or relax in the Country Club areas or Community Gardens with family and friends. You have the flexibility to create the lifestyle you want.
- Established, inclusive community
- The Country Club is a thriving hub of activities
- Heated Indoor Exercise Pool and Spa
- Outdoor Bowling Green
- Massage or Medical Practitioners Room
- Library and Computer Room
- Private Cinema Room
- Commercial Kitchen and Dining Room that seats over 100 people
Table Tennis Area
- Meeting Room – Board Room
- Village Shuttle Bus for Shopping or Outings
- Bar and Coffee Lounge
- Billiard, Games Room, Also includes Indoor Bowls
- Craft Area
- Outdoor Covered Retreat with BBQ
- Caravan and Boat Storage
- Resident Vegetable Gardens
Quiet location away from Main Roads
- Villas designed to lock-up and leave with excellent security
- Park adjacent to village with swings for the Grandkids.
- Access to Kilometres of walking trails
- First Class staff providing the very best in Management, Maintenance and Gardening Services.
- Did we mention we are Very Pet Friendly too
OUR RESIDENTS HAVE THEIR SAY
Dear Ben, Janice and Fran,I have been living at the Elms for some time now and I just wanted to let you know how I feel about it.I have not regretted the move for one moment and I still feel like I am new and absolutely love the choice of design I made.There are so many things I really appreciate from the...glenda READ MORE
Dear Ben,Just a note to thank you very much for all the information that you and Andrew have been forwarding to us at this very difficult time for everyone.Thank you for the excellent Masks you have very kindly supplied to us, also the Hand Sanitiser we use constantly.Also just received today the very interesting Our Story, Our Community book, will entertain us...Ken and Anne READ MORE
Dear Janice,Would you please pass on to EVERYONE concerned our sincere thanks for the bestest ever day last Saturday. There must have been so much work and organising to do and, as usual, it was excellent – you must have a direct line to Him upstairs – the weather was perfect. Nice recovery Ben, when you said Carol was the life of...Lynne and Joe READ MORE
Thankyou for looking out for us all during the crisis of 2020. As a retired Nurse I am reassured that we closed early and with plenty of communication from Melbourne and Adelaide during the process and as we progress.I have found the daily walks with my doggies within the village have been amazing, with the opportunity to social distance from the road...Sheila READ MORE