Covid Crisis Lockdown
** Please note that until further notice the Alloura Waters Retirement Village is abiding by corona virus safety rules as determined by Federal and State Authorities and varied from time to time. Since the lockdown commenced there has been almost no social activity within the Village and therefore there has been very little to report on here on our website.
However, there has been a range of “online” events going on using the Zoom video conferencing programme. We have had Trivia Quizzes, Games of Bingo, Happy Hours and several groups just having a catchup and staying in touch.
To enable this, we started a dedicated village Zoom account which has been very handy to reduce the “lockdown blues” among our residents.
This week, commencing 1st June 2020, there has been some easing of the lockdown requirements with Clubs, Pubs, etc, opening for limited trade. In line with this easing, our own Community Centre has opened with some activities taking place under strict social distancing rules and limited numbers of people attending.
Several Committees have held face to face meetings for the first time in several months, the Computer Club held a meeting in the Auditorium and the Hospitality Committee is commencing regular Happy Hours with the bar open from the 5th June onwards. Other groups are considering their options for starting up limited activities again.
Taking advantage of the lockdown, there has been a range of maintenance work completed within our Centre, principally a repaint. At the time of writing the refurbishment of the kitchen is well under way.
Thankfully, the Village remains clear of any Corona Virus contamination.
Alloura Waters is a Living Choice retirement village located at Davistown on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales.
A Brief History and General Overview
In 1988 Alloura Waters Pty Limited purchased, from the Davistown RSL Club, the land on which the village now stands. Stage 1 of the village welcomed its first residents in May 1991.
Between 1990 and 1996 the company built nearly seven stages of the village and new owners, Central Coast Retirement, (later renamed Living Choice Australia) finished off Stage 7 and built the remaining four stages, the Waterfront Apartments being the last stage finished in 2002. Today our village has 200 apartments/villas and nearly 300 residents.
The original owner of the village encouraged residents to be involved in the running of the village so that today we have an elected Residents’ Committee with eight sub-committees – Community Centre, Finance, Garden, Hospitality, Library, Travel, Social and Works. We also have many activity groups such as Art, Cards, Computer, Craft, Mah Jong, Quilting, Music, Snooker, Workshop, Indoor Bowls, etc. A residents’ Forum meeting is held once a month where residents can ask questions or express views. The village has a well-stocked Library which is kept up-to-date by the purchase of the latest books. Many residents also donate books to the Library. There is also an extensive DVD library containing some of the latest movies from which residents can borrow for viewing in their own homes.
In November 2000 a new Community Centre was opened. An indoor heated pool and spa was included in the new Centre.
The village has a monthly news letter – Alloura Waters And Residents Events (AWARE) which keeps residents in touch with what is happening in the village. There is also a dedicated in-house television channel which residents can use to see “Whats On”.
The Social Sub-Committee organises many events for residents during the year; monthly dinners and barbecues, celebrations of Australia Day, Anzac Day and Melbourne Cup, concerts, fashion parades, monthly films and special events.
The village has a staff of gardeners, maintenance workers, office workers and a Nurses and Carers group who provide a 24 hour/7 day service to residents. Each residence is equipped with several emergency buttons strategically placed in villas and apartments which, when pushed, summon a nurse or carer within minutes as well as alerting an outside medical alert organisation.
More detail on the village can be found on the various pages of this website which is maintained by the residents, for the residents of Alloura Waters..