If you didn’t join us at Brookland Robertson or Samford Grove for one of our Coffee & Cake events recently, you missed out on some great conversation, freshly-brewed coffee and warm tasty treats.

We had such a great time welcoming more than 90 locals into our communities for a series of jam-packed information sessions – an incredible success and record number of visitors!

Here’s a little taste of how the days went.

Guests were treated to goodies from our in-house community cafés while enjoying discussions with Reside staff, including CEO Glen Brown, Head of Operations Craig Syphers, Village Managers and residents, followed by a tour of the community and display apartments.

Didn’t make it along? Don’t worry – Samford Grove will be opening its doors once again for another Coffee & Cake event very soon.

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Thoughtfully curated by leading architectural firm, ThomsonAdsett, Samford Grove’s boutique collection of twelve apartments perfectly encapsulate life within our leafy green community.  

Overlooking the picturesque valleys of Samford, these open-plan apartments have everything you need for a connected, laid-back lifestyle, all while being located just steps from our new award-winning community centre, The Homestead. 

Every apartment within The Homestead Collection features a spacious, private balcony. Perfect for whiling away the afternoon with friends, or an early morning stretch over a hot cuppa, this breezy retreat will quickly become your favourite space for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. And, with sweeping valley and bushland views, you’ll always feel close to nature. 

Discover just a few of our favourite things about the stunning Homestead Collection apartments; 

  • Every convenience is just steps from your door, with Samford Grove’s brand new community centre, The Homestead, located right beneath you. With a café, cinema, hair and beauty salon, pool, gym, library, bar and more all at your fingertips, you can truly take a load off and enjoy a connected lifestyle. 
  • Each apartment features flexible living spaces that can be easily adapted to suit your needs. Have a passion for painting or craft? Why not turn it into an art studio?! Prefer the idea of a dedicated media room for watching your favourite flicks, or a spare room for when family comes to stay? The choice is yours! 
  • Always feel safe and secure. Living within the secure, gated community of Samford Grove with an on-site team to assist you 7-days a week means you’ll never have to worry about your home. Whether you’re away on holidays or having a quiet night in, your safety and security is always our priority. 
  • Forget difficult maintenance and never-ending upkeep. Our modern new apartments are easy to clean and our in-house maintenance and gardening team are always close by to lend a helping hand whenever you need.  

With only twelve, architecturally-designed apartments created within The Homestead Collection, this truly unique opportunity to call Samford Grove home won’t last long. 

Only two apartments remain. Enquire now to book your personal tour or call 3289 3372 to learn more.   

Brisbane based Retirement Operator – Reside Communities pro-actively planned for the opening of Queensland borders and the Omicron variant of Covid, anticipating likely impacts in early December 2021 and throughout the festive season.

From the outset, Chief Operating Officer Craig Syphers’ prime focus was on the health and wellbeing of residents and staff.  The first need was to ensure adequate “at village” staffing, particularly when village staff began to be impacted by Covid testing and/or close contact isolation between Christmas and New Year.

Essential planning and implementation throughout this period and continuing in January 2022 includes:

  • Daily welfare checks with all residents in Reside villages;
  • Strict guidelines and enforcement on safe visits of contractors and relatives;
  • Securing RAT kits for essential staff;
  • Separating Reside Village staff into discrete Teams – A and B to ensure safety, service and business continuity; &
  • These teams operating different shifts in each village.

Craig and the Reside Senior Executive Group are also the back-up team (Team C) should the need arise withing the villages. Craig noted that “Residents and their families were very appreciative of our focus on their health and safety”.

 

Originally published by The Source which is the preeminent Retirement Village Publication; reproduced with permission.

We’ve implemented new initiatives to ensure the wellbeing of our community during these times.

During these times, now more than ever, it is crucial that we all do our part to keep ourselves and those around us safe.

At Reside Communities, the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is paramount.

To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and maintain a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable environment within Samford Grove and our other communities, we have implemented a number of new initiatives and work practices:

  • All Reside Communities operational staff are double vaccinated.
  • All guests must check in via the QR code prior to entering the villages and community centres.
  • Only double vaccinated guests are permitted to enter our community centres and must provide proof to staff when checking in.
  • A health and wellbeing checklist has been implemented to ensure every resident receives a phone call ‘check in’ from village staff weekly at a minimum. This is escalated to a home visit if a call goes unanswered.
  • Reside management carry out regular communication to our residents by providing information on updates provided by Queensland Health.
  • Staff rosters are adjusted to ensure minimal contact with each other and reduce the risk of multiple team members becoming unwell.
  • All of our villages have a supply of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) available for our staff to ensure our team can return to work as safely as possible.

As a leading owner, operator and developer of boutique retirement communities in South-East Queensland, it is our responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff.

By implementing these new measures, we are able to keep our communities operating as usual and continue to deliver upon our commitments to residents.

The Samford Grove Sales Suite is now open Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm. We kindly request all the COVID implemented procedures are followed whilst in our village.

To learn more about what we’re doing in response to COVID-19, send your questions to hello@residecommunities.com.au. To book a sales appointment call us on (07) 3289 3372.

An app that is exclusively for Samford Grove residents will empower you and your family with smarter ways to make the most of your retirement lifestyle.

The Samford Grove app is easy to download on an iPhone or iPad and is packed with plenty of clever features to connect you with the community!

Want to read up on news from the local area? Maybe you want to share photos of The Homestead’s swimming pool, library or cafe with your chosen family and friends? This will all be at your fingertips.

Once you become a Samford Grove resident the app will expand to keep you informed about the many activities and interest groups on offer. You can enjoy a new level of convenience as you tap to view our cinema screening times, vote on your preferred movie option then book your attendance.

Our residents’ safety and comfort are at the heart of this innovative approach. You can expect to receive an alert if a storm is approaching or a local power outage is scheduled, and you can contact the Samford Grove management team directly via the app with any maintenance queries or general feedback.

Should you choose to share a scaled-back version of the app with your family members or friends they can have added peace of mind by seeing when you stay active by attending village events.

Reside Communities Operations Manager, Craig Syphers, said the bespoke app had been in development for more than six months before the innovative technology was perfected.

“During the design phase we were very conscious of meeting the changing needs of our residents,” said Mr Syphers. “When using the Samford Grove app you will see it is very visual, with more graphics and less text making it accessible and easy to navigate.

“We are delighted that it has been so well received within our community. More than 80 per cent of residents within the community have already used their app to stay connected with a few taps of their fingers.

“The Samford Grove team is committed to finding innovative new ways for residents to interact with their fellow residents, their own families and with our management team,” he said.

Of course, we ensure that anyone who prefers not to use their Samford Grove app doesn’t miss out. All community information will be accessible on our display board and anyone who doesn’t respond via the app will always be contacted directly by our team when necessary.

This innovative approach to creating an outstanding retirement lifestyle is typical of Samford Grove, where residents live within easy walking distance of Samford township’s shops, cafes and health services.

To secure one of the last remaining new apartments, located above the new community centre and five-star facilities, or to enquire about securing an off-the-plan home, get in touch with us today.

 

To learn more about Samford Grove or to book a private tour, contact us on (07) 3289 3372.

The team at Ausmar Homes has taken out the Master Builders Queensland award for best ‘Commercial building from $5 million up to $50 million’ for their work on Samford Grove’s community centre, The Homestead!

The prestigious awards showcase excellence in Queensland’s housing and construction industry. Ausmar Homes’ award-winning project was judged across four criteria, including quality workmanship and use of innovative building solutions.

The achievement reflects the quality of The Homestead’s premium amenities that are designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for Samford Grove residents. The resort-style centre features everything from a cinema to a lap pool and gymnasium.

With a café, hair and beauty salon, and a large library with an open fireplace, residents can make the most of their retirement without having to leave the community they know and love. As the centrepiece of the Samford Grove community, The Homestead has strengthened community connections and created stunning new spaces for people to spend their time.

The Homestead also includes 12 architecturally-designed apartments – ideal for downsizers and just metres from the hub of the community.

Completed in late 2019, watch The Homestead come to life from its earliest stages of construction in the video below.

 

To learn more about Samford Grove’s premium facilities or to book a private tour, contact us on (07) 3289 3372 or click here.

 

Samford Grove’s highly anticipated community expansion has received overwhelming approval from local retirees with all stage one homes and townhomes now sold out.

Construction of stage two has now been fast tracked and is already underway.

Adding to the already strong sense of community spirit, the expansion has included a new recreational facility, The Homestead, and a range of new on-ground homes, multi-level townhomes and low maintenance apartments.

Offering the largest variety of home types within a retirement village anywhere in Brisbane’s north, Samford Grove’s new on-ground homes and townhomes have all been snapped up and only a limited number of apartments remain.

For resident Adele Allan, Samford Grove’s new on-ground homes were the perfect choice for her downsize from her large home of the past 37 years.

“My new home at Samford Grove is lovely. It’s a big difference from living on acreage but it has room for all my furniture and my golden retriever, Coco,” Adele said.

“There was a lot of maintenance required at my old house but now I feel like all those issues are gone and I can concentrate on things I haven’t done in a long time, like nothing at all.

“All of the staff have been wonderful, from the sales team to the receptionist. Nothing is every too much trouble which has made it all very simple and easy.”

 

To secure one of the last remaining new apartments, located above the new community centre and five-star facilities, get in touch with us today.

To learn more about Samford Grove or to book a private tour, contact us on (07) 3289 3372.

Samford Grove Retirement Village has been shortlisted as a finalist for Development of the Year – Retirement, Aged Care and Seniors Living in The Urban Developer Awards 2021.

Reside Communities, together with development and funding partner GreenFort Capital, nominated the fast-growing village, which is setting a new standard for resort-style retirement living in the northern Brisbane region.

The Urban Developer Awards celebrate the best of urban development from across Australia and New Zealand, with the retirement category recognising excellence in seniors living.

Samford Grove is undergoing a major expansion, including the recently completed community centre, The Homestead, which creates a range of new entertainment and leisure options for residents.

The Homestead has been designed to be accessible for all ages and is available for residents to enjoy with visitors such as family and friends.

The Samford Grove expansion also includes a range of new on-ground homes, connected by landscaped outdoor spaces and a community garden, and modern apartments located above The Homestead.

Reside Communities CEO Glen Brown said he was delighted that Samford Grove had been named a finalist in The Urban Developer Awards with the finalist announcement.

“Together with GreenFort Capital, we are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved at Samford Grove, taking the village’s renowned lifestyle to a new level that has been incredibly well received by the market,” he said.

“Best of luck to GreenFort and our team at Samford Grove.”

 

To learn more about Samford Grove or to book a private tour, contact us on (07) 3289 3372.

Along with the amazing resort-style facilities,  visitors had the opportunity to inspect brand new apartments, townhomes and villas – all while enjoying an action-packed program of fun for all ages.

Free freshly brewed barista coffee, choc-topped ice cream and fairy floss, live music, a jumping castle, face painting, a balloon twister and magician all kept the young and the young at heart entertained.

Visitors also munched their way through a couple of hundred sausages and more than six kilograms of onions as the Rotary Club of Samford Valley kept busy at the barbecue.

Two new display townhomes featuring contemporary light-filled floor plans and expansive views were unveiled on the day as part of a multi-million dollar expansion.

Samford Grove’s new luxury community hub, known as The Homestead, was the centrepiece of the day’s celebrations.

Featuring an amazing array of exclusive facilities including a 21-seat cinema, beauty salon, bar, gym, indoor heated lap pool, private dining room, lounge and library, residents’ kitchen, café, outdoor barbecue and entertainment spaces, it sets a new standard for retirement facilities on Brisbane’s northside.

So many village residents on hand to chat’

Denise Quinlan and her daughter Alison, pictured above, were among the many visitors who came along to discover all that Samford Grove has to offer as well as chat with village residents to gain a first-hand impression.

“I’ve always wanted to have a look,” said Denise. “It was great to see all the facilities and we checked out all the different levels of accommodation.”

“One of the really good things was that there so many village residents on hand to chat to as part of the day – which meant we were able to get a genuine account. We were impressed,” said Alison.

Former Sydneysider and Samford Grove’s newest resident Christina, enjoying the day with daughter Justine and grandson James, above, said that although she had only moved in a week ago she was already getting to know the other residents.

“Everyone is so friendly here,” she said.  “When you buy into somewhere like Samford Grove, you buy into a lifestyle.

“I was living in a large home in Sydney that required a lot of maintenance.  When we sat down to work out all the figures, we were surprised by the amount of savings just on maintenance costs alone.”

Rotary club stalwart Bob Millar said Samford’s genuine sense of community spirit contributed to its enduring appeal.

“It’s such an active community as well, with many popular ways for people of all ages to be involved, including service clubs, a very popular Men’s Shed, as well as an archery and bowls club to name just a few,” he said.

 

Discover more at Samford Grove

Samford Grove is located within easy walking distance of the Samford township’s shops, cafes and health services while hospitals and major shopping centres are just a short drive away.

Townhomes start at $575,000, apartments from $385,000 and villas from $665,000.

All homes feature deluxe fixtures and fittings, luxurious kitchens with stone benchtops, ensuites, ducted air conditioning, and European appliances.

 

To find out how you too could call Samford Grove home, call us on 07 3289 3372 or fill in this contact form.

If you’re considering downsizing from your large family home in search of a more suitably sized option, new changes just announced in the Federal Budget could mean a generous boost to your superannuation.

Although the scheme for downsizers has already been in place since 2018, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced the minimum age will be lowered from 65 to 60 meaning more retirees can access the benefit.

The changes will allow those aged 60 and over to contribute up to $300,000 to their superannuation when they sell the family home. The figure doubles for couples – up to $600,000.

In place from 1 July 2022, the change will make it easier for Australians to prepare for retirement and to be more secure once in retirement.

For retirees interested in accessing the superannuation boost before 1 July 2022, the scheme is still available now for those aged over 65.

With no compromise on superior quality, Samford Grove sets a new standard of luxury retirement living. Our apartments and homes offer everything the modern downsizer needs.

At Samford Grove, choose between established homes, brand-new villas, townhomes or apartments – there’s something to suit every lifestyle.

 

To find out how you can downsize to Samford Grove, call us on 07 3289 3372 or fill in this contact form.