RAAFA Amity Village has excellent on-site facilities, though many residents maintain their current memberships of clubs and community groups. Significantly reduced home maintenance and gardening obligations enables many residents to spend more time on their personal interests.
The Spencer Park bus (Route 201) passes the estate six times a day Monday to Friday and twice on Saturday mornings and there is a bus stop on Ulster Road - just outside the front gate! This bus will take you to the Spencer Park Shopping Centre and the Albany Regional Hospital, as well as the town centre.
Active residents walk into town or Spencer Park.
Taxis are just a call away, and a variety of community buses visit the village.
HEALTH AND OTHER SERVICES
A Doctor visits RAAFA Amity Village each fortnight.
Only a few minutes away are more than 20 doctors in six medical practices located in Spencer Park, North Road and Middleton Beach Road.
The Albany Regional Hospital is currently building a modern facility and has 24 hour accident and emergency department, and is less than a 5 minute drive from the village. It is located on the corner of Warden Avenue and Hardie Road, Spencer Park. St John's Ambulance is also nearby.
A number of medical specialists regularly visit the Hospital including cardiologists and pacemaker technicians, orthopaedic surgeons, endocrinologists, gynaecologists, rheumatologists and urologists. Veterans can be admitted to the Albany Regional Hospital. A popular hairdressing service also visits three days each a week.
Like all RAAFA retirement estates RAAFA Amity Village has a busy social calendar for residents. On most days there are several activities and often there is a key event.
Some are organised by the Social Committee, and others by residents getting together independently. There are card nights, bingo, frequent social evenings with dancing and live music, happy hours, sausage sizzles, indoor bowles, a craft group, workshop, pool and bridge etc. Mystery bus tours are very popular and take in the beautiful natural scenery and often include local wineries and cafes.
Residents on each RAAFA estate publish their own regular newsletters advising of upcoming events and the Association publishes the bi-monthly AIR MAIL newspaper, which covers a wide variety of topics of interest to members and provides a comprehensive list of activities that estate residents can attend.
There is certainly no shortage of things to keep you active when you live on a RAAFA estate. In fact some people say they have never been more active in their lives.
Many estate residents form their own special interest groups and quite a few are members of clubs outside the estates.
They pursue varied activities including bush walking, cycling, book clubs and computers. The lifestyle on RAAFA retirement estates is based on community involvement and "looking out for each other" but it is also actively outgoing.
Units are offered on a 45 Year Lease basis. The current Entry Loan is:
- 2 bedroom unit $299,000
- 3 bedroom unit $319,000
- 2 bedroom trend (extra WC & extended kitchen) $324,000
RAAFA Amity Village
The vision for RAAFA Amity Village is that of a close-knit and contented community whose members share similar values while accepting the individuality of each person. As with all estates operated by the Royal Australian Air Force Association, Amity Village is all about caring and sharing.
The name RAAFA Amity Village was chosen to link the estate with the broader community of Albany and the heritage that name carries.
The Brig "Amity" sailed into King George Sound on Christmas Day 1826 to establish the first European settlement in Western Australia. The contingent of men on the Amity started their voyage in Sydney little knowing that they had embarked on the beginning of a new life and were laying the foundations of what would become the great State of Western Australia.
Moving to Amity Village is symbolic of those first settlers in that it represents the beginning of a new and active lifestyle for residents. Interestingly, on hoard the Amity were soldiers of the 57th Regiment who were colloquially known as the "Diehards" - a fitting expression that could describe Amity Village residents.
To continue the Amity theme, all the roads at Amity Village carry names associated with the Brig and its historic voyage to Albany nearly 180 years ago.
RAAFA Amity Village is situated on the corner of Ulster Road and North Road, Albany, Western Australia 6330
For more information, please contact:
Mr Phillip Douglass, Estate Manager
Albany WA 6330
Phone: (08) 9841 8311 Fax: (08) 9841 6322 Email: email@example.com