What is Day-to-Day Life Really Like at Odyssey?

21 April, 2023

When finding the right care community for yourself or your loved ones, knowing what day-to-day life is like is essential. We’re here to give you an inside look at Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities, where we provide a luxury alternative to Gold Coast nursing homes and aged care providers.

From morning tea outings to chair yoga classes and wine in the sky gardens, there’s never a dull moment here. So, come along with us and explore what a typical day in the life of an Odyssey resident looks like.


How to spend your mornings
Wake up in a beautiful apartment

Aged care on the Gold Coast shouldn’t be about keeping people in their rooms. But with apartments this great, we’ll understand if you choose to spend a lot of time there.

All our apartments are architecturally designed, which means you won’t be living in a box. They are spacious and carefully thought out with premium finishes and appliances, plenty of storage and the latest technology to make sure you’re safe and well.

What’s more, the apartment is completely yours. Furnish it with all your favourite things, have guests whenever you like and make your pet feel at home, too.

Enjoy a continental breakfast and high tea

While you may enjoy a quiet breakfast or morning tea on your private balcony, Odyssey offers continental breakfast and high tea every morning. Our chefs serve a variety of tasty options to suit all tastes and dietary needs.

Embark on a morning tea outing

Perhaps you want to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Take a trip outside with your fellow residents to explore the local area, whether walking around the lake or visiting a cafe. If you become a Club Odyssey member, you can even enjoy discounts at a range of local shops.

If you don’t feel like taking the bus, just pop down to the concierge and we’ll call you a taxi. Or simply take your fur baby for a walk in the garden downstairs or the beautiful areas surrounding Odyssey.


How you could spend the day

If you’ve had a busy morning, you may just want to head back home and put your feet up with a good book—you can borrow one from our onsite library. But if you’re looking for things to do, you won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy a 5-star lunch

As we become more refined with age, so do our tastes. Our talented chefs serve a three-course lunch in our restaurant. And you choose your meals from a large menu. With different specials everyday and menu changes every 6 weeks, there’s enough variety and choice for everyone.

Entertain visitors

Odyssey is your home, so you can have guests whenever you like. You can even turn your second bedroom into a guest room. Your kitchen is fully equipped with the latest appliances, so cook up a storm and host a great meal for your friends, family or neighbouring residents.

Be active

We encourage our residents to stay active. You can visit the gymnasium or join a chair yoga class. We also customise for our guests. Love table tennis? Let us know and we’ll set something up. Whether it’s cycling, swimming or golf, there are ample opportunities to get involved and engage with the activities you love.

Join our social events

We also offer a range of other social activities—movies, games, live entertainment, singalongs and more. Let us know what you enjoy and we’ll do our best to accommodate.


How residents enjoy the evenings

If you come alive in the evenings, we’ve got plenty going on. After enjoying an a la carte dinner at our restaurant, wander around and see what else is happening.

Get lively at the piano lounge and bar

Enjoy happy hour and live music at the bar every Friday. We also have a piano lounge where you can show off your own talents or be entertained by the many residents who play. It’s usually not long before the dancing begins.

Unwind in the wine cellar and sky gardens

We told you this wasn’t your average Gold Coast nursing home! If you’re after a more quiet evening, head down to the wine cellar on the ground floor. You can keep your collection of favourite wines there—locked up so no one else can drink them. Enjoy a glass or several down there or take a bottle up to one of our stunning sky gardens.

Settle in for a quiet one

Or maybe you’re just up for a movie at home or a facetime with your grandchildren. If you have any technical problems, give us a call and we’ll come sort it out for you.


An exceptional lifestyle with exceptional care

This stunning lifestyle is wrapped with all the care you could possibly need now, or in the future. Our onsite team of qualified nurses deliver care and support tailored to your individual, changing needs. And they come to you in the comfort of your own home. Learn more about our care options and pricing.

Gold Coast aged care done differently

Life is beautiful and aged care should be too. Ready to experience Odyssey for yourself? There’s nothing like visiting in person and taking in every detail for yourself. To take a tour, get in touch with our friendly team today.