FROM MANLY HARBOUR VILLAGE
Why choose between quality of life and access to quality care?
The sense of relaxation that we feel when near water is caused by higher production levels of the ‘feel good’ hormone, dopamine. Plants and trees that are near water give off chemicals called phytoncides which elevate white blood cell counts, helping us fight illness and infection. Science backs up what many of us instinctively know – we just feel better by the water!
It is no wonder, then, that so many choose to make the most of retirement in picturesque Manly and the surrounding bayside area. With a strong sense of community and some of the friendliest healthcare providers around, older residents can enjoy access to the highest quality care, right here on the bayside.
Manly Village Compounding Pharmacy co-owner, Jess, has been caring for the locals of Manly for over 12 years. The pharmacy takes pride in providing attentive healthcare to its clients through a variety of initiatives, including a home delivery service.
“The delivery service is used by mostly elderly people around Wynnum-Manly who can’t drive, or are unwell and can’t get out. It’s a really lovely service that we provide – we really get to know our customers well, and it’s nice for them to have that visitor,” said Jess.
The pharmacy also facilitates a popular Guardian Angel Knitting Program each winter, and encourages the community to get involved.
“This initiative brings the community together to knit warm garments for those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage,” explained Jess. “You can collect a knitting guide in store and donate what you make. This year for the fourth year in a row, we have teamed up with the St Vincent de Paul Society.”
Manly Harbour Village is home to many other fantastic healthcare providers, including Manly Village Medical, Dental Surgery, and Move Podiatry. Right at Home Brisbane Bayside provide tailored in-home care services for older Australians, and Pathways Support Services provide supported independent living and support coordination.
You can be confident that Manly Harbour Village has everything you need to enjoy a high quality of life, while reaping the many health benefits of bayside living.
For more, visit manlyharbourvillage.com.