The Residences at Brownesholme has welcomed the first resident into the new $32-million aged care community in Highfields.

Clare Bothmann, 98 from Oakey, is the first person to move in! The aged care community’s inaugural Residential Manager, Jane Mackney, welcomed Clare and her visiting family and shared a special morning tea to celebrate the historic occasion.

Dell Priebe said her mother Clare has already made friends in her beautiful new home – and she enjoyed her first dinner of salmon with pavlova for dessert.

“The staff just made such a fuss of mum, they gave her flowers and a nice gift,” Dell said.

“We went through a tour of the lovely place and it’s just stunning. It’s beautifully decorated in a country style.

“The impression you get when you walk in is that it doesn’t feel like a nursing home. So much effort has gone into making the place feel nice.”

Designed with a homestead feel, Carinity has created a warm and welcoming community for seniors with plenty of spaces for socialisation and relaxation, from cosy lounges with gas fireplaces to courtyards with garden games.

Carinity Aged Care Regional Manager, Larissa Gear, believes residents will love the country feel of the new aged care community, which is located next to the adjacent existing Carinity Brownesholme retirement village.

“With its gorgeous semi-rural setting we’re sure it will be embraced by more seniors like Clare who grew up on farms or lived in regional areas,” Larissa said.

“The Brownesholme retirement village has been a much-loved part of the fabric of Highfields for many years. We are excited that older seniors, or those with higher care needs, also have their own lovely and welcoming residential aged care community to enjoy together.”

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