Riverside Views Open Day a Resounding Success

The day saw over 1000 people through the doors to tour the company’s second home in Launceston, Tasmania.

The Riverside Views Open Day was held on Saturday, September 16, from 10am to 4pm.

The West Launceston rotary club kindly put on a free BBQ, whilst there was also complimentary coffee available. Not to be outdone, General Manager of Hospitality Ian Burman created some wonderful scones with jam and cream for those wanting a sweeter snack.

With the development a major talking point within the community, an unprecedented amount of people turned up to tour the home in Riverside, Launceston. The 88 bed home is unlike any other in Tasmania, with an innovative design, the majority of rooms enjoying Tamar River or valley views, and open hallways allowing simple navigation for all.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive on the day, with many people commenting on the design of the building, the spacious rooms, expansive living areas, and of course, the stunning views over the Tamar River.

Facility Manager Jill Campi says that it’s the innovation on all levels that’s attracting people to our newest home. “There is innovation everywhere; from the building design itself which was researched so well to the programs we will run and the staff who have had their orientation are also coming up with innovative ideas”

The 22 bed area catering for all older people including people living with dementia was also a very popular attraction on the day, with people keen to see the state-of-the art facilities. These include a specially designed courtyard, sensory room with Virtual Reality (VR) technology, brain and physical gyms and dining area. Dementia Strategist Ben Gatehouse has had a significant input in this design, and is excited by the opportunity that Riverside Views presents, as were the public on the open day, which came as no surprise to him.

“The attendance and response to the open day was amazing and justified” he stated.

A big thank you and congratulations to everybody who helped make the day such an overwhelming success! It was a great team effort, and the successful day was just reward for those efforts.

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