RETIREMENT LIVING

A village with everything

Nellie Melba Village is nestled in the vibrant suburb of Wheelers Hill just across the road from Brandon Park Shopping Centre. The central location of the village provides easy access to Monash, Eastern and Peninsula Link freeways, making it the perfect gateway for those weekend getaways. 

As for style and design, this award-winning village offers a stunning place to call home. In 2020, Nellie Melba Village was named Project of the Year - Residential Aged Care at the Eldercare Innovation Awards in Singapore, in recognition of best architecture design project by a retirement provider.

With beautifully designed apartments, serviced apartments and a state-of-the-art residential aged-care centre, this village has it all. Add to that amenities such as a purpose-built cafe serving barista-made coffee, indoor swimming pool and hair and beauty salon, and you have the recipe for a lifestyle and a community you can thrive in. 

Learn more about our namesake Dame Nellie Melba

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Visiting a village is 'virtually' easy With our free webinar!

It’s unfortunate that we’re unable to invite you into our village at the moment, but not to worry, we have the solution!

We’re hosting a FREE webinar (which is just a fancy name for a seminar conducted online), where we will talk you through the unique retirement lifestyle available at our Village in Wheelers Hill.

Our team will explain what makes Ryman Healthcare villages different – from our resident-friendly terms, and a lifestyle and community that encourages you to live life to the full, to comprehensive aged care that is available on site.

It's a great opportunity to ask our team questions, or you can simply sit back, relax and listen. 

To register please click here

Date: 19 June - 20 June Time: 1pm
Location: Online Webinar

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Ryman Pioneers Freedom
 FREEDOM TO LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT
 

Nellie Melba Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments are light and spacious with well-considered layouts, and have balcony or patio options. For year-round comfort, all apartments are air conditioned and heated.

If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted living in a serviced apartment and a full range of residential aged care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference

ENJOY A LITTLE CERTAINTY

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply. 

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.

SERVICED APARTMENTS

Serviced apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

Jennett McGaw
Ryman independent resident 

Independent and serviced apartment amenities

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Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop.

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Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Enjoy the workshop, craft room, billiards room, and library.

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Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, terrace, gym and bowling green.

Pioneers Care

CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT

Aged care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.

Nellie Melba Village offers a full range of aged care options including residential aged care (low care and high care) and specialist dementia care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the aged care we provide and the innovation behind it. Aged care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 

RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.

SPECIALIST DEMENTIA CARE

Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.

THE CARE DIFFERENCE

It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

Brian
Ryman independent resident 

Care centre amenities

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A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

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Relax and connect

Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.

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Calm spaces

Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

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Shopping centre at your doorstep

Located across the road from Brandon Park Shopping Centre and a short drive from The Glen Shopping Center, all your shopping and medical needs can be met without having to travel far.

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Easy access to freeways and public transport

Buses at your doorstep and only minutes  away from both Monash and Eastern freeways, travelling to the city or coast couldn't be any easier.

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Clubs and Community

In close proximity to clubs and community facilities which include the Glen Waverley Golf Course, bowling clubs, tennis clubs, library, churches and much more.


OUR NAMESAKE

Pioneering is part of who we are

 

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Dame Nellie Melba

Pioneering is part of who we are. That’s why each Ryman village is named after an Aussie or a Kiwi trailblazer, Dame Nellie Melba, Sir Edmund “Weary” Dunlop, Sir Edmund Hillary to name a few. They lived with passion and purpose, they pushed further, they went beyond the ordinary. That’s exactly what we strive to do, every day, at Ryman. To pioneer a new way of living, for a new retirement generation.

Dame Nellie was born Helen Porter Mitchell. She was affectionately known as ‘Nellie’ as a child, then took the stage name ‘Melba’ as a nod to her hometown, Melbourne, when she entered the world of opera.

Nellie Melba was the first Australian to appear on the cover of Time magazine when she featured in the April 18, 1927 edition.

In 1915 Melba helped establish and finance a ‘mission’ kindergarten for the poor children of Richmond, Melbourne, even assisting in the running of the programs. The Dame Nellie Melba Kindergarten still exists today.

Melba’s death in 1931 was front page news around the world. Her funeral was attended by royal representations, politicians, religious leaders and high-ranking members of society. Thousands of mourners lined the streets from Collins St to Lilydale Cemetery to bid her a final farewell.

Her face has been on the front of Australian $100 note since 1996, when the paper note was discontinued and reissued on polymer. Sir John Monash is on the back of the note.

Melba worked tirelessly for the war effort, raising a staggering £100,000. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918 for her extraordinary fundraising efforts.