Seniors and children to mix at The Queenslea development in Claremont

The Queenslea aged care development has been approved for Claremont on the Park.
The Queenslea aged care development has been approved for Claremont on the Park.

SUPPORTED aged care living will bring grandchildren to their grandparents at The Queenslea apartments in Claremont, approved by a joint development assessment panel last week.

“Many families live away from grandparents, and children and grandparents often miss this very important interaction that offers a new perspective and respect, so we are hoping to replicate this on a daily basis for our residents,” a spokeswoman for developer Oryx Communities said.

The Queenslea, at the Claremont on the Park development on Claremont Oval, is claimed to offer the first supported aged care in the town.

It will have fully serviced apartments for seniors, intergenerational care for 80 children and residential aged care for about 120 seniors.

The mix of generations is planned to create better lives for all the residents.

“The elderly benefit from socialising beyond their existing friendship circle, and they increase their self-esteem and emotional well-being by sharing their stories, experiences and care to younger people,” the spokeswoman said.

She said children would learn from being with older people with different perspectives.

The Queenslea will also offer seniors respite and dementia care, and offices for health-related businesses including physiotherapy and a chiropractor will be part of the building.

The two- and three- bedroom assisted living apartments are planned to be selling off the plan from early in 2019, before the development is completed in 2021.