It’s official! Seachange Arundel Over 50s Lifestyle Resort is one of Australia’s most desirable residential communities for seniors. This is according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) which has placed Seachange in the top two in its 2016 National Awards for Excellence in Senior Living.
The prestigious UDIA National Awards recognise outstanding achievements of high quality urban developments. To be nominated is an honour in itself; to finish as runner-up is testament to the wonderful lifestyle and new benchmark in resort living which epitomise Seachange Arundel. David Pradella is the Managing Director of Pradella Property Ventures, the company behind Seachange, and is thrilled for everyone involved. “We are absolutely delighted and honoured,” David says. “Seachange Arundel is proud to be recognised as the winner of the State UDIA Award for Seniors Lifestyle, which we also won in 2011, because it shows our ongoing commitment to working with the home owners SENIORS’ LIVING 2016 Australia Awards for Excellence Winner 2 Seachange recognised as one of Australia’s best in creating active adult communities which nourish the mind, body and soul. “This recognition is for everyone who lives at Seachange because the residents make it what it is, and we all take the lead from their energy and drive.”
The Seachange experience is clearly one to which likeminded communities should aspire. After all, we have won more awards than any other over 50s lifestyle resort in Queensland, and the UDIA continues to like what it sees. The Seniors Living category in the UDIA Awards asks that particular attention is paid to the needs of residents who have retired or are approaching retirement age.
The projects must present a high standard of overall design, create a sense of place, and offer an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. The judges take into account the buildings, community creation and integration, environmental and engineering considerations, innovation and unique features and landscaping. No less an authority than the respected social commentator and writer, Bernard Salt, had nothing but praise for the quality of the Seachange way of life. And as the person who coined the term ‘seachange shift’, he should know about these things. “In all my years of researching it and writing about it, this is the first time that I have truly seen it in operation,” he said.
A fantastic team effort from everyone at Seachange has helped to shape all aspects of our community. The residents work with Pradella Property Ventures to outline the way forward, such as the Home Owners Committee offering thoughts on the development over the immediate 12 months ahead and also five years into the future. This stems from our belief that a true seachange is not about where you live, but how you live.
With the Seachange Arundel development completing this year and the last homes being sold over the next few months, these are exciting times for our award-winning community. However, the story does not end here. This is just the beginning.
David Pradella, Bernard Salt and Phil Goodman
Seachange residents, “This recognition is for everyone who lives at Seachange because the residents make it what it is, and we all take the lead from their energy and drive.”