Dockland’s Retirement Village
These last two years have been difficult for many people, but even more so for the elderly. From one day to the next, the national lockdown prohibited the elderly to leave their home. This was a challenge for those who were separated from family, seeing friends or neighbours pass away and the impact of restrictions on their physical and mental health. Their independence was reduced causing enormous distress.
The aim of this project focuses on resuming older people’s positive role in society. The luxurious Retirement Village situated on the Dockland’s of Dublin, offers community living and is designed for elderly to communicate easily with others. The workshops encourage them to participate, as there is a variety of classes, like reading, writing, art, music and more. Not only residents can use the amenities but members of the retirement village too, making it easier to socialise. The restaurant will be open to the public to create a different environment for the elderly and to have the ability to communicate with different generations.
The design of the retirement home has been carefully considered and is accessible for everyone regardless of their mobility. The apartments have been designed for users with or without mobility aid devices. On every floor you will find Help Desks available every hour of the week. The Retirement Home offers one-to-two-bedroom apartments for couples or friends who like to live together. It offers luxurious interiors the elderly can enjoy with opulent materials. The Retirement Village offers a modest convenience store outside the elderly persons apartments, giving them fresh aliments each day, and facilitating an independent life. Medical treatment is available to them 24/7.
Overall, the Dockland’s Village Retirement Home is an ideal home for the elderly who want to live independently while having access to additional care, for the elderly who like to have a social life, and for the elderly’s family who will be at ease knowing there is professional help available for their parents or grandparents.