We understand that moving to a retirement village is a big decision. We have collated some of our most frequently asked questions about life at Rivervue and over 55 living in general, including buying a retirement home, having pets, our accreditation, costs, and other independent living questions.
While we hope you find this information useful, it is not a substitute for your legal documentation which will properly determine all your rights and obligations. This information is available from Rivervue upon request. If you have any other questions regarding over 55 independent living, please contact our friendly team.
Each new resident has their own story, but the one resounding comment we hear is, "I should have done this years ago."
The choice is often a practical one such as changing circumstances in your health or home. The garden is too big, the maintenance too much, issues with neighbours, or fears of security are themes we hear often.
Many of our residents at Rivervue have moved into the village to live with people of their own age and background.
We have a number of residents who are still in full time work, but who take advantage of the facilities and amenities at Rivervue while they’re young and transitioning into retirement.
Others are in part-time work, or are starting to reduce their hours in preparation for the adventure of retirement. This transition to retirement can take an extended period of time, and making the decision to move sooner, rather than later, can make things even easier when the time comes.
Rivervue residents pay a monthly Service Fee and Sinking Fund Contribution.
Service Fees provide for the operation of the village, and cover all expenses you would see under an owners' corporation. Items like public liability insurances, gardening, maintenance, contracts for essential services, monitoring of the emergency call system, as well as the costs of a Village Manager and other staff, are included in the Service Fee.
The Sinking Fund Contribution is used to pay for, among other things, improvements to the village including maintenance, repairs, replacements, renovations, additions, variations and upgrades. This fund ensures that the current high standard of finish and presentation is maintained for many years to come.
Rivervue is a Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) accredited village.
QIP is a not-for-profit independent provider of community and health service accreditation in Australia.
Being QIP accredited means that our retirement village is committed to a comprehensive program which involves:
Engaging our team and residents to review our organisation’s systems and processes
Opening our doors to allow a team of independent assessors to review how our organisation operates
Assessment of our organisation and achievement of meeting a nationally recognised set of standards that focuses on quality, engagement, privacy and safety.
Living in a QIP accredited village means you have peace of mind knowing our team is committed to:
Providing you with high quality services and support in a safe environment
Strengthening our engagement with residents and the community
Embracing diversity while being respectful and understanding of differences
Constantly improving to create positive outcomes.
Look out for the QIP Accredited Symbol or our accreditation certificate. Our team and our residents are proud of this achievement, and as part of this process we continuously strive to make quality improvements to better the village environment.
Visiting friends and family are welcome at Rivervue. We are happy for guests to use the facilities providing they acknowledge the rules and regulations and are also accompanied by a resident at all times.
Rivervue is a securely fenced and gated community providing peace of mind for our residents.
There is also a nurse call system within each home and our Community Centre. Residents who require assistance for medical, personal or security reasons can use this service to speak directly to registered nurses who are able to escalate issues as required.
Our village staff are on-site six days a week during office hours.
At Rivervue, our residents are fortunate to have public transport services located just metres from the front gate. There are bus stops directly outside the village on Canning Street for the 406 route, from Keilor East to Footscray Station via Highpoint Shopping Centre.
250m away we also have a tram stop with #57, from West Maribyrnong to Flinders Street Station, and #82 from Footscray to Moonee Ponds.
We also provide all our residents access to our own complimentary bus service that takes residents to Highpoint Shopping Centre.
One of the biggest motivators to move to a premium retirement village like Rivervue is the range of lifestyle enhancements and benefits you’ll experience. From the moment you enter Rivervue’s front gates, you’ll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call our beautiful village home. Our cutting edge amenities, meticulously groomed grounds, and dedicated staff ensure a high standard of living.
Perfectly situated on the picturesque Maribyrnong River, and only 9km from the CBD, you’ll enjoy the ease of having trams and buses on your doorstep.
Plenty of open space
Rivervue boasts an expansive River Garden, which sprawls across two hectares of parklands for our residents’ exclusive enjoyment.
Strong sense of community
Rivervue residents enjoy a lifestyle enriched by the companionship of like-minded people free to explore new interests and adventures as they choose.
Peace of mind
Enjoy the safety and security of living in a gated community with duress systems, a CCTV system, and a Village Manager to put your mind at ease.
If you would like to find out more about our community, please contact us.