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Frequently Asked Questions

Our retirement living expert answers some of the most commonly asked questions about retirement villages and independent living in Australia. From general information about retirement living and the costs associated with it to our amenities and services, you'll find everything you need to know to make an informed decision about your future.

Feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions you may have.

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Although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, the key difference lies within the contract documents.  Generally, retirement villages and lifestyle communities operate under different legislations.  For more details please contact the team at Wesley Mission Queensland.

Retirement living is about enjoying the lifestyle, services and benefits communities can provide whilst still maintaining your independence. Aged Care is designed to provide higher levels of care when a person can no longer live independently.  

Retirement living can allow you to live an independent life whilst having access to numerous services, amenities, activities, and a welcoming community. If you’re considering moving into a retirement village, get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your options or browse our available retirement communities online today.

Our retirement villages operate under a Lease Agreement.  For more details, please contact the team at Wesley Mission Queensland.

Deciding on a retirement village is a very personal choice.  Many factors are considered when choosing the right village including, location, accommodation type, amenities, services, support level, security, social activities and financial position.

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There are a number of unique advantages to retirement living, including a greater sense of community and connection, a low-maintenance lifestyle, being able to live independently for longer, being able to maintain an active lifestyle, access to numerous amenities and services, as well as the assurance of both security and safety. 

At Wesley Mission Queensland, our retirement villages are available to people aged 65 years and older.  If a couple is looking to move into a Wesley Mission Queensland village, one person of the couple must be over 65 years, the other a minimum of 55 years. 

Absolutely! Our retirement villages are perfect places to spend time with friends and family, whether you choose to do so in one of our communal gardens or in your own unit is up to you. 

At Wesley Mission Queensland, our home care services are here to help you live a healthy and happy life. No matter what kind of aged care you need, we’ll work with you, your family and your healthcare professionals every step of the way – so you’ll always know exactly what your options are and can access the services you need.  For more details please contact the team at Wesley Mission Queensland.

Depending on how well you’re managing at your WMQ retirement villa or apartment, you might appreciate a little or a lot of help to stay independent. Home and community care services offer help around the house, services to help you get out and about, and personal, nursing and respite care.

The support you receive at home can be partly or fully funded by the government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) or a home care package (HCP).  Explore our website for more information or contact our ageing well team. 

Aged care refers to specialized services and support provided to senior Australians who may require assistance with daily activities or have age-related conditions or disabilities. These services aim to enhance their quality of life, maintain independence, and ensure overall well-being. While retirement villages primarily offer independent living options, WMQ can provide home care services at your villa or apartment, depending on eligibility and available services at the time of your enquiry.  

Please contact our customer experience team to understand the availability of aged care services within your chosen retirement village.

In a retirement living village, services are designed for seniors who are still active and independent, while ensuring that necessary assistance and support are readily available. Common offerings include:

• Maintenance services, including exterior and interior maintenance of the residences, gardening, and landscaping.
• Housekeeping services, such as cleaning and laundry
• Dining options
• Access to healthcare professionals for regular check-ups and medical treatments. Our retirement villages in Chermside and in Sinnamon Park are co-located with a wellbeing centre with a large team of allied health professionals.
• Social and recreational activities, including fitness classes, hobby groups, and cultural events. Our retirement village in Chermside even offers a cinema and a heated swimming pool.
• Transportation to help residents with commuting
• Emergency response systems
• Wellness programs

For residents who require additional support, assisted daily living services can include bathing, dressing, medication management, and personal care.

Wesley Mission Queensland is a non-profit organization committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive society. We offer a diverse range of services including retirement villages, in-home aged care, residential aged care, disability support, specialty disability accommodation, mental health services, housing and homelessness support, family and child support, employment and training programs, community and youth initiatives, and indigenous support.

Wesley Mission Queensland aims to provide holistic support to individuals and communities, helping them overcome challenges and improve their overall well-being. Explore our website to learn more.

Based on your individual contract, residents may share in any capital gain or capital loss. Discover our range of retirement village properties for sale in Brisbane on our website.

Generally, the cost of living within our retirement villages includes:

  • Ingoing contribution (price of apartment/villa, from $400K)
  • Services charge (from $290 per fortnight) this includes, water charges, rates, building insurance, emergency call system, repairs and maintenance, access to all facilities such as swimming pool, village bus, etc
  • Charges are based on your individual contract

You can download the Village Comparison PDF available on our retirement villages' webpages for further information - or please contact the team at Wesley Mission Queensland.

No, you will not pay any stamp duty when moving into a Wesley Mission Queensland retirement village.

Our Retirement Living communities

Aldersgate Red Hill

Aldersgate at Red Hill is a boutique retirement living community of only eighteen apartments located on the fringe of the city in Red Hill, Brisbane.

Address: 12 Upper Clifton Terrace Red Hill QLD 4059
Opening Hours: 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday Phone: 1800 448 448

Wheller on the Park

Chermside, Brisbane's best kept secret - a close-knit retirement living community providing independence, security and relaxation.

Address: 25 The Boulevard Chermside QLD 4032
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Phone: 1800 448 448

Rosemount Sinnamon Park

Rosemount is fast becoming the place you want to call home, with relaxed, stylish and secure living at its best and close to all amenities. You'll love living at the Rosemount retirement community.

Address: 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road Sinnamon Park QLD 4073
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Phone: 1800 448 448

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