Essington Mews, 2 Essington Avenue & Ngadjuri Lodge, 18 Burton Street, Clare

Stunning views, wineries, restaurants and vineyards close by.

Clare retirement living options across our two villages will suit everyone’s taste and budget. Both villages are conveniently located near Helping Hand’s Carinya residential care home, and residents living in Essington Mews and Ngadjuri Lodge are welcome to join in some of the home’s activities as well as access some of its services.

Essington Mews

A community of ten units offering a ’boutique’ lifestyle and contemporary amenities.

Fee options: resident funded units and rental units

Property features

  • two bedrooms
  • study area
  • open plan living and dining
  • reverse cycle air conditioning
  • neutral contemporary decor
  • private rear courtyards
  • lock up garage with direct house access
  • Mews style layout with a central shared ‘street’
  • communal landscaped gardens
  • access to a community centre where morning teas, barbecues and movie afternoons are regularly held, and which residents can use for private events and get togethers with families and friends

Ngadjuri Lodge

Ngadjuri Lodge is Helping Hand’s affordable Clare retirement living option. Located in the heart of Clare, Ngadjuri Lodge is located within walking distance to the centre of town.

Fee options: rental units

Property features

  • six units with one bedroom, and two units with two bedrooms
  • all units have small rear courtyards and access to communal garden areas
  • Ngadjuri Lodge has six carports between the eight residences

More information

We both appreciate being in walking distance to shopping, library and Council community support programs. We go on outings arranged through the Council and Margaret is also doing an exercise program. It is important to seek out what is available in your community and take the opportunities to participate and get involved.

Bill and Margaret

Retirement Village residents, Prospect

Advice about Retirement Living

Retirement living is designed for people over 55 who are still active enough to live independently, providing a close community of like-minded people. An aged care home provides an increased level of support for people who are no longer able to live independently, with round the clock care available.

Retirement village living is designed for people who are independent, without the need for 24/7 care.

However, we understand that health issues or changes in your circumstances can sometimes arise unexpectedly. For this reason, Helping Hand can assist with home care services should the need arise, to keep you living independently in your home for as long as possible.

Small pets such as birds and fish are usually welcome at our retirement living homes, with each pet being approved by the Housing Coordinator before coming to live with you. There will be some circumstances where pets are not allowed, so please check with the Housing Coordinator before you move in.

A retirement village provides accommodation for people who are over 55, and who are either still working part time or are retired. Retirement living is designed for people who can live independently in their own home.

Friends and family are welcome to visit and stay with you in your retirement unit. Part of living in a retirement village is the sense of community and knowing who your neighbours are. This means that if you are planning on having a visitor for an extended stay, you will need to talk to the Housing Coordinator and let them know who is staying, and for how long.

Usually when you buy into a Helping Hand retirement living property, Helping Hand retains ownership of the home and the land. You will be purchasing a license to live in the unit for as long as you wish. There are also some properties which are offered as rental units. To understand your options fully, please talk to our Housing Coordinator, and read more about Retirement Living costs here.