Settlers Park Retirement Village provides our Residents with a selection of facilities and services. Our facilities include:
The Village Inn
This Village Inn is a new accommodation facility available in the Retirement Village based on a boarding-house concept. The Village Inn is made up of four cottages which have been combined to provide 7 suites during the first phase and a total of 11 when complete. Each suite is made up of a bedroom, ensuite and private patio or courtyard. A shared lounge, dining room and kitchen is used by occupants. The Village Inn has a housekeeper who takes care of all cleaning and laundry. The catering company which services the Hibiscus Room Restaurant, Fedics, also provides all meals. The Village Inn therefore provides an accommodation facility that takes care of all your needs for you for a reasonable monthly fee.
The Care Centre – which is essentially a home for folks who are not able to live unassisted also has frail care section, sick bay and a new specialised dementia care wing opening soon. With over 30 rooms, round the clock nursing care is provided, tasty and nutritious meals are served, laundry and housekeeping services are provided.
Edney De Bruiyn Village Clinic
The Village Clinic, named after the current manager of the Care Centre who was the driving force behind this facility, provides our Residents with the dedicated services of a Welfare Manager (social worker) and a Village Sister (registered nurse). These two dedicated staff assist Village Residents with a large variety of services regarding their social, mental, physical and emotional to enable them to have a better quality of life.
Hibiscus Room Restaurant
The Hibiscus Room opened in May 2016 and provides our Residents with a delicious variety of meals to be enjoyed in a beautiful venue. View our menu in the Gallery.
The Trading Post
The Trading Post is a little store with a farmstall feel, where our Residents can purchase certain essentials, fresh produce, homemade products and crafts and gifts. The purpose of this store is as follows – firstly to provide a convenience service to our Residents, secondly to provide our Residents with an opportunity to be creative, keep active and generate supplemental income and thirdly – a small income stream for the Park to be used to assist a number of Residents who, after retiring many years ago, have or will soon have outlived their capital and need assistance.
Don Powis Community Hall
The Don Powis Community Hall is used by the Residents for meetings, entertainment and activities. A well equipped kitchen is attached for catering purposes and the hall boasts a ceiling mounted projector, large screen, stage and podium as well as an excellent sound system.
There is a very busy events calendar in place for the Community Hall with monthly meetings for U3A, the Lower Albany Historical Society, the Floral Art Group, the Port Alfred Art Club and the Sunshine Coast Womens Forum,
In addition there are daily and weekly activities including Aerobics, Tai Chi, Scottish Dancing, Painting Circle, Mahjong, Table Tennis, Movie Night, Shortmat Bowls, Bingo, 100 Club and various other one off events.
The Doug Bailes Library
This very well utilised facility has over 5,800 books and audio books, an excellent selection of over 1,000 DVD’s and a variety of puzzles which can be taken out.
In addition to the facilities available, a variety of other services are provided to the Residents. These include:
- Hair Salon
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Transport to local supermarket twice per week
- Laundry service
- Entertainment and activities
- Movie, Bingo and Quiz Evenings
- Aerobics, Tai Chi and Scottish dancing
- Garden Club, Bridge Club, Floral Art Group
- Painting Circle and Philatelist Club
- Fresh Water Angling Club
This is a facility run by Residents, which provides home cooked dinners and a bar service two evenings per week.
The Trust Shop and Trust Cottages
These two facilities are managed by the Settlers Park Association Trust, an independent entity that has Settlers Park Association as its sole beneficiary. Funds generated are used to assist existing Residents, who have been through a screening process, with medical and nutritional needs.
The Trust Shop is a second hand goods store and the Trust Cottages provide accommodation, primarily to family members of Residents in the Park who are visiting the area and then to other persons for holiday accommodation. Both of these important services are wonderfully run by volunteer Residents.