Blue Mountains Villages

Blue Mountains Villages was established in 1968.  Our Mission is to provide our residents – and their families – with an affordable, safe, secure, supportive self-care village that respects individual privacy, promotes choice and wellbeing and encourages community involvement. 

Our values are of affordability, community, transparency, Freedom and Respect  

As secure, good quality, affordable housing is a basic human right. As a not-for-profit, the Blue Mountains Villages’ original philosophy was to provide affordable housing. As we grow, we aim to maintain that value.   We encourage an environment where residents feel safe, secure and confident to enjoy our strong 'community spirit'. 

We are accountable to our residents, and operate the Village in an efficient, transparent and easily accessible manner.  We respect each other and each individual’s privacy, freedom of choice and level of involvement in our Village community.

Blue Mountains Retirement Village provides, or is close to, all the services you need for a comfortable retirement:

On site Facilities include:

  • Communal lounge and television with a drop down screen and projector;
  • Arts & Crafts room;
  • Library;
  • Landscaped garden;
  • Communal veggie garden;
  • Barbecue area;
  • Parking;
  • On-site guest accommodation; and
  • Community nurse, meals-on-wheels and other community facilities if required.

Local Services include:

  • Adjacent to local hospital – 86-bed, general hospital;
  • Major leisure centre at Katoomba including indoor and outdoor pool;
  • Local clubs including Katoomba RSL, Wentworth Falls Bowling Club;
  • Big W, Country Target, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets at Katoomba as well as other major shops, hairdressers, first class restaurants and cafés at both Katoomba and Leura;
  • Centrelink/Medicare Office and medical centre at Katoomba;
  • Railway stations at Leura and Katoomba;
  • Major cinema complex less than 1km away;
  • Easy bushwalks and walking tracks within walking distance of the Village; and
  • Close to two major golf clubs.

 

Blue Mountains Retirement Village (BMRV) is a registered charity, not for profit organisation. The BMRV functions under the leadership of a Board comprising of nine voluntary Directors. 

We are proud of the Village and its setting in award winning gardens and welcome members of the public and those interested in obtaining information to contact the Village Manager on 02 4782 3415 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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A special thanks to our contributors

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Caroline Egan

DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the Villages.com.au and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

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Ian Horswill

Journalist

Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, villages.com.au and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

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Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for villages.com.au, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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Jill Donaldson

Physiotherapist

Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

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Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

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Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.