Open House at The Terraces

Queensland’s first art themed seniors living community, The Terraces is officially opening this weekend and we are extending an open invitation for the community to check out the latest addition to South Rockhampton’s skyline.


Part of a $47M redevelopment, The Terraces represent stage one of Benevolent Living’s two-phase project and offer a purpose designed Residential Care building (36 suites and 1-bedroom apartments) Café, Art Gallery, Artist Workshop, Cinema, Chapel, Gym, and publicly accessible community amenities.


CEO Alison Moss expressed her passion for the major project, “this is a completely new accommodation option for seniors in Central Queensland, not to mention Australia’s first seniors living community with an onsite Art Gallery, we really are transforming aged care as you know it.”


“We are thrilled to be able to share our vision with the community and we are excited to be able to offer any interested parties the opportunity to experience our arts themed seniors living spaces first-hand,” says Ms Moss.


Established in 1866, the original Benevolent Society was conceived by ten founding women and born out of the Rockhampton School of Arts building.


Benevolent Living’s ‘Rhythm of life’ model of care focuses on inspiring and enabling residents to continue living happy, purposeful lives based on health, wellness and meaning.


“Our elders are enlivened and inspired to age with purpose, they are given real choices which enable them to actively contribute to their community.”


Guided by values of integrity, honour, empathy, creativity and inclusivity, Benevolent Living aims to bring the arts and ageing together to create a vibrant, connected hub for all generations.


“The positive impact of art and culture on psychosocial wellbeing and the evidence of its effect on healing and pain management, socialisation and cognitive function is persuasive and validated.”


The second stage of construction will see the completion the region’s first vertical retirement village, a 5-storey building comprising of 40 Independent Living Apartments.


Please join us on Saturday 16 July from 10.00am to take a tour through our new accommodation options, try a coffee at Café 1866 or view our inaugural exhibition in The Long Gallery, The CQ Collective.