Elements Retirement Living @ Springwood
224 Dennis Road, Springwood QLD 4127
(07) 3299 3775
One thing that struck me when I started planning Elements was how many retirement villages were located next to shopping centres and on busy roads! While being able to walk to the shops might be a benefit, I feel strongly that there are greater advantages to living in the midst of nature.
In fact, research shows that spending time in nature can positively impact both our physical and mental health and well-being. One study even found that older people live longer when their homes were in areas with more green space.
When they step out of their homes, our residents are surrounded by views of the surrounding bushland and the uplifting sound of birdcalls. We often see wallabies in the forest or near the Zen Garden and there are always plenty of native birds to spot.
The nearby bushland also helps our residents keep fit and healthy. Every Tuesday and Thursday, our walking group sets out on one of the many trails that winds through the eucalypts and melaleuca wetlands.
Our dedicated wellness retreat makes the most of our bushland setting, from the 10-person spa and outdoor heated lap pool looking out over the trees to the outdoor exercise retreat that can be used for yoga or tai chi in the fresh air.
In addition to the untouched natural environment of the Conservation Park, we have carefully landscaped the village to provide an attractive and peaceful atmosphere. The jewel in the crown is our Zen Garden, the first authentic Japanese garden in any retirement village.
The Zen Garden has been painstakingly designed by Japanese landscape master Tamon Yamaguchi, and showcases a stunning range of plants, waterfalls, pools and bridges. Strolling along its paths or sitting in the tea house provides a peaceful escape from the everyday. It’s hard to feel stressed or down when you’re in the middle of such natural beauty.
My vision when I created Elements was of a community that nurtured the physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing of its residents. Our uniquely beautiful natural setting has been vital to achieving that vision.