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A visit to Malaysia's Premier Retirement Village - Green Acres, Ipoh
Lots of our customers (both local or overseas) have asked us for recommendations for retirement villages in Malaysia. In order to provide the best, most accurate recommendations, The iElder team has been visiting retirement villages/retirement resorts across the country to find out more about the retirement scene in Malaysia.
When I read The Edge's article : "Third Age: A lifelong learner and persistent entrepreneur" dated Nov 23, 2019, I was inspired by Mdm Siew Yin Leng, former nurse, Founder of GreenAcres and Co-Founder of Total Investment Group engaged Australian architecture firm Marchese Partners. In her travels overseas, she often admired the retirement villages that offer quality alternative lifestyles for retirees. Since the concept of retirement villages are considered relatively new in Malaysia, Mdm Siew had to be involved in the master planning, site analysis and concept design of GreenAcres from the ground up. The developer and local architect, S. N. Low & Associates, contributed the local input to ensure that the product suits Malaysians and fulfilled all the local building requirements.
James Pany, General Manager of GreenAcres and Ms Ng Siew Leng, Senior Lifestyle Consultant brought us for a site tour at Green Acres Retirement Village during our vocation journey to Penang on 21 December 2022.
Driving to Green Acres Retirement Village at Meru, Ipoh, Malaysia
Sprawled across a 13-acre site, the gated and guarded project will offer 177 units for independent living—single-storey landed villas and a low-rise four storey apartment block. A three-acre site is reserved for a future aged-care facility, which will provide residential and healthcare services for individuals requiring more advanced care.
Currently, there have 55 units being occupied with 5 units left. 18 new units will be launched in 2023 together with 120 beds aged-care facility. 90% local Malaysians from Ipoh, KL and many cities in Malaysia, 10% are foreigners including Hong Kong, Canada, Scotland and many other countries.
A club house with full facilities. A clinic Klinik De Era is available by appointment. If hospitalization is required, there are several hospitals located within a 10-15 minutes drive:
- KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital
- Pantai Hospital Ipoh
- Hospital Fatimah
- Ipoh General Hospital (Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun)
If residents feel like eating out instead of cooking at home, they always can enjoy authentic Chinese food at the GreenField Restaurant. It is also open for outside visitors.
Key features for Green Acre Retirement Village
Moving into retirement village brings all these amenities to your doorstep. Clubhouse indoor facilities include a multi-purpose hall, fitness center, mini cinema, hairdresser, games room, karaoke room, library/reading room, wellness center, cafe lounge, dining room, fitness center, a TV lounge, and even an exclusive billiard room. As a senior, you can stay socially connected and physically active, and make the most of all the facilities available at the village.
A shuttle van is also available for residents, and daily activities are well planned by the Green Acres staff.
Good quality homes designed with you in mind
Every home has wider doorways, step-free bathrooms with grab bars and a 24-hour emergency call system. Residents will have priority entry to an upcoming aged care facility on site.
Every individual unit comes with fitted kitchen cabinets, built in wardrobes, storage cupboards, air conditioners, water heater, LED lighting and anti-insect screen, making the transition into your new homes as hassle-free as possible. All you need is to bring some loose furniture like a dining table, sofa, clothes and other soft furnishing to this new home.
All units are on a leasing arrangement as per chart above (subject to change). Fee includes 1% deduction from lease deposit per year and monthly maintenance charges include sinking fund.
If you are unsure whether this retirement village is suitable for you, you can sign up for a 4-day, 3-night short stay to explore the premises, with a price range of RM600 for single bedroom villa to RM900 for a 2-bedroom villa. Guests must be 50 years old and above and must be fully vaccinated.
Green Acres Retirement village living fits the needs of both parents and children. For the parents, it is a place where they enjoy their freedom, yet have the peace of mind that support services are nearby. For the children, they rest assured knowing that their parents' needs are well taken care of, and that they are in an environment which promotes their social, mental and physical well-being.
Most seniors who have owned house and found it too big for own usage. They are happy with downsizing and prefer to sell existing home and move to Green Acres well planned interiors.
It is really a great place for seniors to make new friends here. Most residents' children are overseas, and the seniors prefer to stay in Malaysia. Thus, they choose to stay in this place with safety and security features available.
During my trip to Green Acres Retirement Village, I found myself in love with the companionship, social, intellectual and physical activities offered to residents. It is a community of independent people enjoying life.
Contact them to find out more
Phone: +605 253 6555
Address: 3, Jalan Lasam, Greentown, 30450 Ipoh, Perak
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