Project helps meet retirement living shortage

A new seniors’ independent living campus opening in Miranda is helping to reduce the ‘significant shortage’ in retirement accommodation options in Sydney’s south.

An analysis of ABS Census data has identified that Sutherland Shire has a higher concentration of older residents and yet has been under-served by retirement living options.

“Many of the northern suburbs have high provision of purpose built seniors housing, but in the south there are significant shortages…” the analysis reports*.

First stage open, second stage underway

HammondGrove Miranda was officially opened today (October 2) with stage one featuring 38 apartments over four stories with a communal terrace and village green.

Construction on a second stage has also begun and will add a further 38 apartments, four penthouses and 10 villas as well as other community facilities including a Men’s Shed.

HammondGrove - being developed adjacent to HammondCare’s 92 bed aged care home – is purpose-built to exacting design specifications to cater for the lifestyle needs of older residents. This includes an indoor wellness centre with swimming pool, gym, and hair and beauty salon as well as a chapel, library and landscaped gardens.

Commitment to Sydney's south

HammondCare’s GM of Property and Capital Works, Michael Cooney, said the opening of HammondGrove in Miranda was an exciting next step in the organisation’s long-term commitment to the older residents of the Sutherland shire and southern Sydney.

“The strong interest we’ve seen in the first stage of the project and now also the second for which pre-sales will begin by Christmas, supports the analysis that there has been a shortage of accommodation options for seniors in the area,” Mr Cooney said.

“HammondCare provides aged and dementia care for people in their homes across south-east Sydney and in early 2013 opened our highly-regarded dementia residential care home in Miranda.

“With the addition of independent living, we are pleased to be extending our range of service to older residents of the Shire, ensuring they can continue to enjoy a great quality of life in this beautiful part of Sydney,” Mr Cooney said. For more information visit hammondgrove.com.au and hammondcare.com.au or call 1800 786 477