Gold-standard senior living in Johannesburg East is now available at Royal View. This new senior living community is currently under construction in Sandringham. The developer, Auria Senior Living, also owns and operates other leading continuing care retirement communities in South Africa.
Royal View is located on a 2-hectare section of the Royal Johannesburg Golf Course which was acquired for this purpose. The 122 apartments will range from one-bedroom serviced apartments to 3-bedroom units, with entry prices starting at R1.5 million. All units will have convenient access to a well-equipped care centre and communal spaces.
The development boasts a range of hospitality services such as a concierge, cinema, hair salon and a heated indoor pool. Residents will also have access to a state-of-the-art wellness centre and a restaurant offering fine dining. A café/bistro with an outdoor deck with beautiful views over the golf course. Also on the cards is a solar water heating system and a full backup generator and back-up borehole water supplies.
Royal View broke ground last year and construction is progressing at speed. Three out of the five residential blocks, and the communal building, have already reached second-floor level. Construction is running on schedule and the first residents can look forward to moving in during this year.
Auria’s philosophy is to provide older adults with a luxurious, relaxed and supportive environment in which they can enjoy their best quality of life, every single day. Royal View is being created in keeping with this approach, which is informed by international best practice. In a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), residents can live completely independently knowing that assistance and care are available if and when needed. This might mean occasional assistance with certain activities. It might entail a regular level of help with the activities of daily living. It may also mean comprehensive support from the dedicated staff in the care centre.
“Many people are hesitant to move to senior living facilities as they get older because they historically associated this with a downgrade in lifestyle or living standards. We are changing perceptions in this regard. We are showing people that a move to a senior living community is a major enhancement to life. It is hassle-free, with the option of support and care should one ever need it,” says Barry Kaganson, CEO of Auria Senior Living.
Premium lifestyle offerings
Royal View occupies a prime location, with plenty of amenities nearby and easy access to the N1 and M1 freeways. Its position on the Royal Johannesburg Golf Course gives residents spectacular views and access to this beautiful green lung in the city for recreation. There is strong demand for an offering of this kind in the area. In fact, demand for senior living communities with premium lifestyle offerings is on the rise globally.
In most regions of the world including South Africa, populations above 65 are growing. By 2020, the number of people aged 60 and older outnumbered the population of children under 5 around the world. Auria’s communities represent the latest thinking in creating attractive environments which support wellbeing and engagement in one’s later years, without ever having to move when it is least convenient.
“The requirement for attractive senior living options in which people have access to a continuum of care is growing. This trend will drive new thinking in this segment of the market going forward, and we intend to be at the forefront,” says Kaganson. “Each of our communities is conceived and designed in detail to create a very specific living experience and care model for residents.”
Senior Living by Design Award Winner
Two of Auria’s senior living communities in Johannesburg – San Sereno and Melrose Manor – have already received awards. San Sereno took top honours alongside four USA communities in the international Argentum 2020 Senior Living by Design Awards and received two International Senior Housing News awards in 2019, while Melrose Manor has just received commendation by the Pretoria Institute of Architects for its inspired redesign.
Royal View will be delivered and operated to the same standards as other Auria communities around the country. Providing individualised hospitality-style service supported by a holistic approach to wellness. Which encompasses physical and emotional health, social connection and meaningful activity. “Our focus is on providing a hassle-free and supportive yet life-affirming environment in which residents can truly enjoy their senior years,” says Kaganson.
Sales for Royal View kicked off in August last year and there is strong interest from prospective buyers. “Given the rising demand for well-appointed senior living options, developments such as Royal View tend to sell out quickly. Once a new community is full, it can be several years before a unit becomes available again,” says Kaganson. He advises prospective buyers to do their homework, look at comparative offerings and make informed decisions, but also not to deliberate for too long. “People should make the decisions that are right for their needs, but we don’t believe there is another offering like this in the South African market,” he says.
For more information on Auria Senior Living visit: www.auria.co.za or contact 087 654 8833.