Bolton Clarke launches Bundora retirement living development with electric car sharing

Callisto Place is expected to be completed and ready to welcome its first residents in early 2024.

Bolton Clarke’s new retirement living development at Bundoora was launched on Saturday with great fanfare. Prospective residents and guests enjoyed live music, champagne and an inspection of the display apartment and OhmieGo Tesla Model Y share car that will serve the community.

The Tesla Model Y was brought in by residents from Bolton Clarke’s Europa on Alma community at St Kilda. The vehicle is part of an integrated planned community that will feature 90 one, two and three-bedroom apartments surrounded by 2000 square metres of public parkland. Bolton Clarke was recently awarded highly commended as part of the Future of Ageing Awards for their efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Bolton Clarke Callisto Place is part of the Polaris master-planned development with transport, shops and community services close by. The retirement village will offer contemporary, age-friendly accommodation and shared facilities including a senior-specific gym, library, cinema, private dining room and rooftop entertainment terrace. The community will also have barbecue areas and gardens connecting it with surrounding parklands.

As part of the integrated community, the planned second stage will include a 108-bed aged care home, 30 Assisted Living Apartments and a 600m2 commercial office space, which will house on-site At Home Support services.

“Bundoora is already a hub for our at-home support and telehealth services. We are pleased that Callisto Place will extend this local presence with a contemporary integrated community providing connected care services that will support people to age well,” said Bolton Clarke Board Member Dr Cherrell Hirst.

The retirement village is expected to be completed and ready to welcome its first residents in early 2024. Bolton Clarke, formerly the Royal District Nursing Service, started in Melbourne in 1885 as Australia’s first provider of home care services, delivered by a single nurse on a bicycle. Today the organisation supports 130,000 people in the community and across its retirement villages and residential aged care homes.

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