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Meet the first residents of Ardency Kennedy Place

Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Construction of Ardency Kennedy Place is now complete with apartments ready to move in. The first three purchasers were granted an exclusive opportunity to tour their new home. 

Downsizing to new heights

Lee and Rod were among the first to reserve their new home in Ardency Kennedy Place. After years of living in a two-story house, the couple decided it was time to downsize and embrace the benefits of retirement living. But while their brand-new apartment might be a bit smaller than their previous home, the Ardency Kennedy Place precinct holds everything they need and more under one roof.

Especially the rooftop terrace, which boasts spectacular vistas of the Melbourne skyline, was a major draw for Lee and Rod. With communal BBQs, an alfresco entertaining area and the resident lounge called Kennedy Club on the 8th floor, there is plenty of space for entertaining and community gatherings. 

Ardency Kennedy Place residents Diane, Rod and Lee New neighbours: Diane (left), Rod and Lee

Finding connection and wellness

Margaret, another early resident of Ardency Kennedy Place, chose to make the move for a different reason. She realised that living alone in her previous home could pose challenges, especially when it comes to health and companionship, and she yearned for a vibrant community where she could forge new friendships and have a support system in place.

One of the aspects that particularly excited Margaret was the wellness amenities offered at the precinct. With a focus on holistic health and wellbeing, the premium residence provides a range of wellness programs, including yoga and Pilates classes. 

Embracing change after 81 years

Diane, the first resident to reserve an apartment at Ardency Kennedy Place, embarked on this journey with remarkable enthusiasm. Having lived in the same house for 81 years, the move to the premium residence is a significant step for her. However, her decision was driven by the remarkable reputation of the prestigious architects involved, Keyton's history as a developer, and the stunning views Ardency Kennedy Place offers.

Diane appreciates the building's thoughtful design, which ensures residents are not located on a busy main road while still remaining close to all the amenities they need. She also mentioned the invaluable assistance of the sales manager, Stewart, whom she described as ‘delightful to talk to, and very stylish.’

Ardency Kennedy Place resident Diane celebrating her 81 birthday with the team at AKP Diane celebrated her 81 birthday with her new Ardency Kennedy Place family

Diane recently celebrated her 81st birthday, and her new Ardency Kennedy Place family made it an unforgettable occasion. She was serenaded with a heartfelt birthday song and indulged in her favourite pistachio cake. It's clear that Diane has not only found a new home but also a warm and welcoming community to share her journey with.

As Ardency Kennedy Place opens its doors to these pioneering residents, it marks the beginning of a new era for retirement living in Richmond. This luxury residence offers not just a place to reside but a lifestyle filled with opportunities for connection, wellbeing, and embracing change. 

The stories of Lee and Rod, Margaret, and Diane serve as a testament to the enriching experiences that await those who choose to call this extraordinary community home.

Learn more about Ardency Kennedy Place.

For more information about the lifestyle and support offered at our retirement villages, call our customer service team on 1800 550 550.

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