Apartment Testimonials

Rhonda Mayes

Father time catches up with each and every one of us at some point in our lives; he caught up with me when my garden became a chore instead of a pleasure. I then had the task of planning the next phase of my life.

I proceeded to inspect numerous Retirement villages / Aged Care facilities. I chose “Ardmillan Place” for the following reasons:

Firstly:  I was remaining in the same area in which I have lived for many years. I believe the move is much easier if it is into familiar territory rather than unfamiliar territory.

Secondly:  The Ambience and location of “Ardmillan Place”. The bus stops at the front door and 2 stops later the bus arrives at Moonee Ponds Railway station, after a 20 minute trip you are in the Melbourne CBD, from there wherever you want to go. I even went down to Portsea for lunch one day, all on public transport. Giving up driving is not such a hardship.

Thirdly: The spaciousness in the building.

Fourthly: “Ardmillan Place” offers the following:

  1. Independent living, consisting of 1,2 or 3 bedroom apartments / Villa units.
  2. Low Care
  3. High Care
  4. Palliative Care

A ‘one-stop-shop’ just up the road from where I had lived for many years. Considering the above, why would one not select “Ardmillan Place”.

I moved into “Ardmillan Place” in July 2006. I was the first resident in the Apartments and have not regretted this decision over the past 8 years.

Since moving in, I have found my expectations of “Ardmillan Place” have been fulfilled:

  1. My Apartment was brand new and is easy to keep clean.
  2. My Apartment is spacious and consists of a Lounge, open space Living Area, 2 Bedrooms, a Bathroom / laundry and an ensuite. I also have a fairly large balcony which enables me to combine my gardening interests.
  3. My Apartment is on the western side of the building which enables me to experience some beautiful sunsets.
  4. An emergency telephone which is connected to the nursing staff upstairs, this is very important when one is closer to 80 years than 70 years.
  5. If you do not feel like cooking all you have to do is ring the café downstairs, place your order and it is delivered at dinner time.
  6. A Doctor visits many of the residents and a chemist delivers your medication.
  7. The residents have become the large family I did not have.
  8. With 24 hour security I feel extremely safe, I also feel my investment is financially secure.

Ardmillan Place has provided me with a relatively stress-free life and may even have extended my use-by-date, who knows?