Compton Gardens is a short 13km from Brisbane city and an equal distance from Queensland’s beautiful Moreton Bay. With 274 independent living units and 26 serviced apartments, this beautiful leafy retirement village has all the amenities you could want for a healthy and happy retirement.
Life 50+ spoke to resident Pauline Lovatt about living at Compton Gardens. “I had cared for my husband in our 2-story home for a number of years and when he passed away in March 2010 I went online to have a look at the villages in this area. When I saw Compton Gardens I felt this was the place for me and since I’ve lived here this feeling has never wavered. I feel secure and certainly feel I chose well. I realised how much easier village life was going to be and since moving my health has improved and I am happy.
“I live in a one-bedroom Villa and it was fully refurbished prior to my moving in. My family were a little worried when I found this village and chose to move in so quickly after my husbands’ death, they were concerned I was making a rash decision. Since visiting Compton Garden’s they see how wonderful the village is and have commented on how spacious my Villa is, how happy they are with the security and the friendliness surrounding me.
“There are a lot of activities both in the village and surrounding areas. It is an ideal location, within walking distance to the shops. I have started doing exercise classes and there is a hydrotherapy pool which will help with my joints. There are a few different clubs in the village, I’m quite interested in joining the scrabble group but I maintain quite a busy life outside of the village so it’s about fitting it all in.
“I babysit my great-grandchildren who are 2, 3 and 6. They come to stay, as do my grand-children when they are up this way, there are no restrictions. Being able to have them here and use all the facilities with them is great. The landscaping has been constructed to offer the maximum privacy for each villa, there are many bushes and trees and the village is lovely to walk around.
“I haven’t lived here for long but I have created great friendships with the other 6 ladies that live in my street. We have morning teas together sometimes, or do activities together or just meet in the street for a chat. Nobody encroaches on your private time; I can have as much or as little company as I want.
“I brought my daughters and a niece who was here from overseas to Compton Gardens in May and they could see what a great lifestyle was on offer – it relieved all of their concerns. I am enjoying life and my kids know how happy I am. I have my independence with the added security of help only being a few minutes away – peace and mind for all concerned.
“I had the choice of different sized villas, with garages or a courtyard or different options. You can have a 3 course meal at the restaurant in the village and it is the best mashed potato I have eaten outside of my own home, everything you need is here and it’s just great. I definitely feel I have made the right decision.”
Compton Gardens is located in Aspley, Queensland. It includes facilities such as swimming pools, an auditorium, BBQ areas, medical rooms, hairdresser and much more and a soon to be constructed putting green.Mrs Pauline Lovatt – Compton Gardens Retirement Village