In an Australian first, a new affordable senior housing development from St Ann’s Living is providing senior Tasmanians with the opportunity for a fulfilling retirement.
St Ann’s Living offers manufactured homes, built by our Tasmanian owned and operated company ‘Tasbuilt Homes.’ As with all our homes, the St Ann’s homes will be built to a high standard to ensure maximum comfort for the occupants. The homes are designed for seniors approaching an active retirement, who are looking for both financial security and knowing their needs will be met.
In a media release, St Ann’s CEO, Susan Parr said, ‘this is the first time in Australia that a manufactured home development has been attached to a fully accredited Residential Aged Care facility that can also provide Home Care Services creating a unique and leading-edge solution for senior Australians.’
‘St Ann’s Living is not a retirement village. This is a genuine alternative for people on lower to middle incomes who are planning for their later years and looking for security of tenure,’ Ms Parr explained.
‘The homes are affordable because they separate ownership of the land from the ownership of the home, so anyone purchasing a home enters into a 49-year lease for exclusive occupancy With no land to purchase and no rates to pay, this makes your home more affordable and frees up more of your money for other things – like enjoying an active life.’
‘This is a cost-effective opportunity to be part of a secure and caring community, which can provide you with a range of services as you age, including a place in a fully accredited residential aged care facility, should you ever need it.’
St Ann’s Homes has long been a leader in services and care, providing a range of community services, independent community living and residential aged care to clients, and developing innovative solutions to enable people to enjoy their later years in comfort and financial security.
As part of the partnership agreement, St Ann’s Living is guaranteeing that all homes will be manufactured in Tasmania, providing significant work for local businesses.
Brighton Council Mayor, Tony Foster, said he was pleased Brighton would be home for St Ann’s Living.
‘St Ann’s is the largest employer in Brighton and works closely with Brighton Council to provide events and services that support the community,’ Mr Foster said.
‘One of the most impressive aspects of this development is that St Ann’s Living is providing financial security for people in lower and middle income brackets, which is widely acknowledged as a problem for an aging Australia. In this case, private enterprise is providing an innovative solution to aged care without any burden on the taxpayer.’
‘We expect that St Ann’s Living will make a wonderful addition to the Brighton community.’
Tasbuilt are proud to have been selected as the provider of the new homes for this exciting development. We will continue to work in with the developers and home owners to ensure the home building process is as smooth as possible. The first home was delivered to site on Monday the 30th of November and was just the beginning of what’s to come.
To find out more information visit www.stannsliving.com.au.