PAGE 82 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE PAYNESVILLE Have you ever been at a seaside holiday destination and thought to yourself: "I could definitely live here!"? Well, a new lifestyle village being created in the beautiful waterside village of Paynesville, on the Gippsland Lakes, is offering you an affordable opportunity to do just that. Encore Living Paynesville will be a pet-friendly, resort-style, residential community designed specifically for active retirees and those transitioning to retirement. Rosa Sinopoli from Encore Living says that residents at the village will feel like they're "on holiday every day". "We are anticipating that many people who once holidayed in the Paynesville area, will return and become permanent residents," Rosa says. "And many Paynesville locals – who don't want to leave this beautiful area – have already shown an interest in living in this new development". Community hub A planned community centre at the village will be the hub of community activities, where residents will be able to get together with family and friends to enjoy a modern and spacious communal lounge, dining and games areas, as well as a salt-chlorinated pool and more. "The community centre will be built first, so residents can enjoy the benefits of the centre from the start," Rosa explains. Independent living Encore Living Paynesville will offer a choice of either two- or threebedroom villas, designed and built to encourage independent living, while enhancing lifestyle, security and freedom. Rosa says a "lot of thought" has been given to the interior design of the villas, which will include 24-hour emergency call systems, modern kitchens, open-plan living areas, spacious bathrooms, comfortable bedrooms, and double garages. "We will also help people personalise their retirement, by offering three financial options to suit each person or couple's individual budget," Rosa says. "We can help people understand the legal, financial and service aspects of living in a lifestyle village, and answer any queries they may have regarding retirement living." The perfect fit Encore Living already has considerable experience in the lifestylevillage space in Gippsland, having created and successfully run Encore Living Trafalgar, for a number of years. With that village already entering Stages Five and Six of its development – and the Community Centre now under construction – Rosa says the residents there are delighted with their new homes and lifestyles, and she is confident that Encore Living Paynesville will be the "perfect fit for retirees seeking an active and independent lifestyle in a fabulous waterside location". "This is an opportunity to have all the wonders of East Gippsland and the Gippsland Lakes at your doorstep," Rosa says. "Bairnsdale – a major regional country town with a range of facilities, restaurants and a local hospital – is just a 15-minute drive from Paynesville. "And those who like travelling, or even just getting out on a scenic day trip, can come and go as they please, with the peace-of-mind of knowing their low-maintenance home will be safe and secure while they're away." For more information on Encore Living Paynesville, call 1800 362 673 or visit encoreliving.com.au Enjoy an active retirement in Paynesville This home at Encore Living Trafalgar showcases the style of independent living that residents will enjoy at its Paynesville village.