The Royce becomes a home away from home for its happy residents

April 17, 2024

Article originally written by Cassidy Pearce and published by the Western Weekender on March 8, 2024

Since its opening in 2019, The Royce has become a home away from home for local seniors, striving to ensure they are safe and happy in their new home, whilst remaining connected to society.

According to Kim Villarosa, Royce Facility Manager of Levels 5 & 6, replicating life out in the community is key for the staff. “It’s all about trying to find ways for the residents to live as freely as they can, and as similar to how they used to live as possible,” Villarosa said. It’s for this reason that their unique and vibrant coffee shop, Café Royce, is so imperative, providing a space for all residents to mingle with family and friends. “What’s really nice is that our independent living residents and our aged care residents can often be in the same space with their families and can see people from the outside community as well as the inside community,” said Kim Meiers, Royce Facility Manager of Levels 3 & 4.

However, creating a community within its walls is just as important, with The Royce’s lifestyle team working hard each day to provide interesting activities – with the help and input of residents. “Some said that they hadn’t been to the movies in years, so this month on the calendar, they’re going the cinema to watch a movie,” Meiers said.
This community feel has also extended to the staff, who label the residents as the reason they get out of bed each day. “The Royce signifies being at home, for me,” Villarosa said.

To find out more about The Royce and everything it offers, visit www.theroyce. com.au or call 4744 6000.