Chiou See Anderson is living in a retirement village, despite not being retired. While completing her Master of Business Administration in 2003, Anderson started looking at the purchasing power of the global ageing population. Seeking a new business venture, she secured a block of land in the Daisy Hill Forest with a view to start a retirement village. Seven years on, Elements Retirement Living welcomed its first resident in 2010. It is now home to 170 senior residents.

Anderson’s unique approach to retirement living is a result of extensive study of the sector across Australia and Japan – learning what works and what doesn’t during her travels. In Anderson’s community, design details keep functionality, social interaction, health and well-being for her residents in mind. Implementing an Australian-first cloud-based communication hub, the tech-savvy owner has allowed the community to stay even more connected and encourage the use of technology among residents.

Creating a space that inspires retirees to live their best lives, Chiou See Anderson’s approach to post-work living looks a little different to her competitors. Her feminine perspective and hands-on approach create a winning formula, with Anderson even moving into her own modern villa at the Springwood property. A testament of her love for the community. From hosting Friday afternoon drinks at her place to international holidays with community members, Anderson has designed the village so residents can get the most out of their retirement.

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