The Lutheran Church of Australia Victorian District owns both the Hamilton Village site and the Eventide Lutheran Homes site. Both sites are managed by Eventide Lutheran Homes CEO and Board. A number of supporting roles are undertaken by members of Eventide's staff.
One of the main benefits of a lifetime licence, as opposed to other types of security of tenure, is that Eventide Lutheran Homes retains ownership and management of the village and therefore a prime interest in ensuring that the reputation of the village's facilities and services are always maintained at the highest possible standard.
If you are thinking about the desire to have a home that is low maintenance, provides good security, has access to a large array of facilities and services, lets you enjoy your friends and the activities you choose to enjoy in your retirement, then retirement living is a solution you should consider.
So many new residents in retirement villages across the country say they wish they had of made the move sooner.
The only requirement is that residents advise Village Management of the intended period of absence and any changes to that period which may occur.
One of the many advantages of living in a retirement village is that you can holiday or travel for any length of time without worrying about the maintenance and security of your home.
This is taken care of, so you can enjoy your leisure time with peace of mind.
If you so desire, however, you will need to maintain that garden to a standard in keeping with the rest of the village gardens.
We have provided all homes with a private rear garden for your personal private space to use as you please.
Our friendly and helpful gardening staff will maintain all common areas of the village gardens and will be available to provide limited assistance and advice to you on a fee for service basis.
Initially, this simply involves filling in an "Application to Reside" for your selected accommodation and paying an administration fee of $35 per year, to have your name on the waiting list.
We suggest that you discuss our documentation with a solicitor of your choice prior to signing and exchanging agreements.
After the contribution amount is paid in full, unless prior special arrangements are made with the CEO.
Rental agreements are occassionally offered on approval by the CEO.
Right to reside agreements is where a contibution amount that is set by Eventide is paid to and held by Eventide. The contibution amount is repaid to the Resident or their estate as per the Agreement Schedule.
Rental Agreements offer long term accommodation and peace of mind for residents who are not in a financial position to make a contribution amount.
Units are occassionally available for rent, please make your enquiry to the Marketing Manager.
Improvements must first be approved by the CEO.
These costs are mostly non-refundable.
On termination of your licence, items purchased by you such as awnings may be removed and the unit restored to its original condition.
Small house animals or caged birds may be permitted on approval by the CEO at Hamilton Village only.
Permission to keep a pet may be revoked if the pet disturbs other residents or causes damage to the village.
A Community Centre is located at Unit 16, Hamilton Village.
It includes a meeting and games area, dining facilities, lounge area with Pay TV, computer kiosks with free internet, a kitchenette and toilet facilities.
A large work shed with tool, kitchen, toilet and BBQ facilities is situated at Hamilton Village.
Eventide has a Community room where Independent Living Unit residents gather for happy hour, morning teas, BP & BSL checks, movies and knit and natter. Independent Living Unit residents may order meals for the private dining room or to be collected from the main dining room.
One of our key objectives is to ensure that, wherever possible residents live in a normal, healthy, independent environment.
All residents are encouraged to arrange an emergency call system which is monitored 24 hours a day, so that help is always close at hand.
This is not provided by Eventide.
Yes, according to Part 8 of the Residence Agreement.
Under what circumstances can the owner do this?
Yes, your long term occupancy is secure under your Residence Contract and Retirement Village Act 1986 No 126.
The Retirement Village Act. Part 5. calls for a notice to be lodged for registration under the Transfer of Land Act 1958 which is a charge to secure the refundable ingoing contribution entitlement to the resident.
The in-going contribution is an interest free loan paid to the owner, Eventide Lutheran Homes, for your right to reside in the village and the use of the communal facilities and services during your period of occupancy.
The regular service charges: Residents pay a monthly contribution known as the "Service Fee" to cover their share of items such as council and water rates, insurance (other than contents insurance), electricity for the common areas and maintenance of grounds and buildings.
Personal items of expenditure for Independent Living Unit residents include electricity, gas, telephone and contents insurance. The resident is expected to arrange their own connections.
Village Management ensures that every resident has a voice in the affairs of the village.
Residents' meet formally with Management and owners every 3 months to discuss matters of common interest and any recommendations they might wish to make.
Residents will also be involved in the formulation of the village's annual outgoings budget each year.
Refund of the Premium shall fall due upon settlement made by the incoming resident.
A Village Disputes Committee will be established and be made up of one member chosen by the residents, one member chosen by management and one member chosen by both the residents and management.
This Committee will hear any Village dispute that is referred to it.
The re-sale of the licence for the unit is handled by management.
The resident pays no commissions or selling expenses other than legal costs and government charges.
The amount refundable to an outgoing resident is determined by reference to the Residence Contract.