Friday, September 25th, 2009
Queensland’s second supported living neighbourhood, Tall Trees Tanah Merah, has sold more than 40 percent of its first stage just three months after it welcomed its first residents.

The Tanah Merah neighbourhood is a state-of-the-art aged care facility that includes a resident’s lounge with gaming console and Internet library, a café with commercial coffee machine, restaurant and indoor/outdoor dining room, community shop, swimming pool and gardens.

Tall Trees Tanah Merah’s most recent resident, Beverley Redshaw and her dog Dusty, says she chose to move into the supported living neighbourhood because of the ability to choose her level of care.

“I was recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis and decided that I needed to live somewhere where the level of care I received could be tailored to my needs,” Beverley says.

“Tall Trees is ideal as I’m able to live independently in my own apartment however there is on-call nursing staff and care if I need it.

“The facilities are like a five-star hotel and being able to have Dusty with me has really made me feel at home straight away.”

Supported living is closely aligned with the concept of ageing in place, now recognised as a beneficial way for seniors to make the transition from various stages in their lives without the physical and emotional disruptions of moving.

Tall Trees director Phil Usher says enquiry for the first stage, which includes 32 architecturally designed one and two-bedroom apartments, has been overwhelming as retirees look for an alternative to traditional aged care models.

“Our residents recognise supported living as a better way to make the transition from various stages in their lives without the physical and emotional disruptions of moving,” Mr Usher says.

“At Tall Trees couples can live together and manage their particular aged care requirements independently, and may never need to move from one housing arrangement to another as they presently do from a retirement home to a nursing home.

“Tall Trees also offers the medical care and personal support you'd expect of an aged care facility, combined with the independence and dignity of your own home, all within a vibrant, fun, living retirement neighbourhood.”

Once complete the Tanah Merah neighbourhood will include 168 modern and specially designed accommodation apartments, a two-level leisure centre incorporating a restaurant, theatre, community store and Internet lounge, all set amongst landscaped gardens and close to major medical and shopping facilities.

Tall Trees opened its first supported living neighbourhood in Rochedale in 2005.

Contact Profile

Tall Trees 1300 304 413

Tall Trees is a supported living community that provides an additional level of care over other retirement facilities, allowing residents the ability to live independently whilst still having community based medical care and household support.
Bruce Nelson
P: 0423 403 449


Property at Tall Trees Tanah Merah is selling quickly.


More Formats

View QR Code