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Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities

Congratulations! You’ve finally reached the incredible milestone of entering your best years, where potential retirement and a complete recalibration of what your lifestyle means to you may be on the cards with Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities.

PHIL USHER /CEO & Founder / Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities

Once you cross the over 50 mark, it’s not a time to worry about getting older or put as much emphasis on career or how much you earn. 
It’s a golden moment in which we can pause to reflect and take stock of the most important things in life; family, friends, a more relaxed lifestyle and social connectivity. Many say it’s the best time of our life. Our children have probably flown the coop and have their own homes and families, in which you are undoubtedly an important part of. You may feel a little lost with all this undiscovered freedom. But the truth is, it’s almost like going back to those teen years, with limitless potential for fun and enjoyment! With the world at your fingertips once again, it’s an opportunity to live your life the way you want. To find out what you love doing and take pride in new hobbies, new passions and trying new things you may not have previously had the chance to do so. They all say life begins at 50, I couldn’t agree more. As an example, after I hit this milestone, I achieved some great things, including pioneering an innovative living, care and lifestyle solution with my latest venture – Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities.

Odyssey celebrates life’s journey and aims to provide affordable high-end permanent living arrangements, within a community setting that delivers increasing levels of care in an enriching and dynamic community in which to thrive.

Built around a resort style environment, the Odyssey model has set an excellent precedent in the industry by demonstrating the power of putting people first.

As a passionate advocate for consumer directed care models of service, I think the Government’s recommendation of Australia adopting a rights-based system in their final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, is certainly a step in the right direction.

Odyssey’s model is driven by a people centred approach that places residents at the forefront of all our decisions, which is why we decided to incorporate and invest in technologies that ensure healthy and safety.

We are passionate about seeing our residents living their best life, whether that be socialising, spending time with family and friends or engaging in fun and social activities.

“People like the idea of having all services delivered to their home and they like the idea of normality and living life on their terms.”

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the living preferences of our older demographics and what has been made apparent is people are after generously sized living options and access to a wealth of lifestyle options.

Our saying is, ‘your home, your way’ and this is the way it should be! You should be able to continue life as normal in a spacious apartment, furnish and decorate to match your personal style, all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Staying connected through social activity and having a network of friends is essential in maintaining our wellbeing, overall health, mental outlook and happiness.

This is why Odyssey has a Lifestyle Coordinator, whose sole purpose is to make life fulfilling and fun. From active pursuits to cultural and culinary experiences, we plan regular events within our community.

We’re also very proactive about helping residents to get out and attend the things that they are passionate about, with whom they want to. Our community has extensive recreation facilities, so socialising can often be as simple as taking a walk down the hallway.

Incorporating health support is paramount to the new wave of retirees, and that’s what we’re doing with Odyssey.

People like the idea of having all services delivered to their home and they like the idea of normality and living life on their terms.

For example, at Odyssey, there is no need for residents to ever move again as their need for care increases, because the care is delivered to them as they require it by our own on site care team.

When I set out to found the ideal lifestyle option, my intention was not in establishing an empire, but setting a leading example of placing residents at the heart of everything we do.

In a Gold Coast first, Odyssey offers a pet-friendly and family-friendly community that welcomes overnight stays for friends and family in a luxury resort environment where couples stay together, and grand kids can have sleepovers.

Odyssey’s beautifully crafted apartments range in size from 70 square metres to 95 square metres, exceeding industry standards. The community is set amid a resort style environment that includes concierge services, on site chef-prepared meals, several sky gardens, a wine cellar and its own professional 24-7 on site care team.

Take a tour of our community and experience it for yourself.

Get in contact today:
07 5551 6720
1 The Crestway, Robina QLD 4226

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