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Open Day at Classic Residences

Monday, 01 May 2023

It was all fun, games and champagne with some classy jazz music in the back at this year’s Open Day event at Classic Residences. Read on if you missed it!

Plenty of fun for visitors and residents alike

An elderly lady smiling while holding a drawn portrait in a retirement village arts room The Arts Group put on an exhibition for the visitors.

An Open Day might sound like an event for visitors only, but not in our retirement villages! Already thirty minutes before the official start of the day, the Eastern dining room was flooded by curious residents ready to meet their potential new neighbours and enjoy a day full of fun activities.

This included greeting the arrivals with a glass of champagne as well as a goodie bag, before showcasing some of the extraordinary resident groups such as the Mahjong or Bridge club.

The Arts Group even put together their very own exhibition to present the amazing artwork produced by residents, while the dedicated wellness coordinator took interested visitors and residents on a virtual trip around the world - all while staying comfortably seated in the village’s drawing room.

Four ladies sitting on a desk in a retirement village with VR glasses taking a virtual trip Visitors could take a virtual trip using VR glasses

Meet the visitors

Among the visitors was also a singer who knows the village all too well from her previous performances. Rachel was a regular sight on stage at the village, singing songs and playing the piano as an entertainment duo.

And while she did enjoy seeing the jazz band play at the Open Day, this time around, she was there for a different reason.

“I am looking to the future. I am getting older as well. And when you own your own home, there is always something to fix. You think it’d be nice to be somewhere where you can socialise with people, have a swimming pool and all the facilities.”

“I am looking to the future."

Two ladies having a conversation in the hallway of the Classic Residences retirement village in Brighton, Victoria. Rachel (right) used to perform at the village as a singer - and is hoping to move here in the future.

Fellow visitor Shaynee agreed. “I just think I have reached an age where it’s just nice to have people around, where you can have your privacy, but at the same time there are all different things to do. I can swim, I can paint, I can go and play bowls. There are so many things to do.”

Shaynee has already put a deposit down to move into the village, and has used her time while waiting to sell her house to come and explore the open day activities together with a close friend.

“I’ve been here twice before looking at it, and I have actually put a deposit on something, I think they are gorgeous. It was just interesting seeing all the different types of apartments that you have, and coming in here and people being friendly. The whole setup is lovely.”

Watch the video below for more impressions from our Open Day.

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Come and visit us

Did you know that you can always book a tour? Just fill out our message form and our lovely sales managers will be in touch to organise your visit.

Learn more about Classic Residences.

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