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‘Jeevan Dhara’ at 55+

By our reporter


elbourne, 12 November: Dr. Rekha (MBBS & FRACGP) and Mr. Sunil Kumar (B.Tech from IIT Delhi) are all set to bring joy to your lonely life after 55 plus with their ‘Jeevan Dhara’ retirement living project. The proposed project at the Tarneit Junction Estate opposite the new Tarneit Station is intended to be a new dream cum true lifestyle bonanza for active seniors who do not need nursing. It’s supposed to be a living plan which will cater to health, transport, food and entertainment. At a presentation at the Tandoori Junction Indian Restaurant, Mr. Sunil Kumar explained the intricate details of the concept as it has been implemented in the United States. A video on the existing similar facility in the US explained the concept well. A power point presentation by Mr. Sunil Kumar then detailed important points which reinforced the concept as the need of the hour for those 55 plus. A map of the Tarneit Junction Estate and viable nearby facilities proved the proposed site of the facility. In fact, this is Dr. Rekha

and Mr. Sunil Kumar’s dream and as Sunil says,” I want you to come and share my dream.” The idea has come out of the fact that most Indians have focused so much on building their careers and educating their children that they never really planned anything for their retirement like many Australian do. There are numerous organisations running retirement villages for Australians and other ethnic based communities such as Greek, Polish, Italian and Chinese but there is no decent option for Indian or South East Asian communities. It is this gap Dr. Rekha and Mr. Sunil Kumar want to fill with ‘Jeevan Dhara’. To be built on a 10 acre prime land at corner of Leaks and Derrimuit Rd, Tarneit, 84 apartments are planned which come with common hall for dining, separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian kitchens, meeting room and luxury recreation facilities such as yoga, games etc. 21 ( 25% of 84 apartments) people have already completed registration to buy the apartments. Jeevan Dhara is the first retirement community in Australia targeting Indian food and culture in the

country," said Sunil Kumar. "Tarneit is only 25 Km away from Melbourne in West. It was the obvious choice because of its affordability, convenient location, which is well connected and close proximity to Werribee Hospital, two Sikh temples, Durga Mandir and Mosques. There is plenty of opportunity for children and grandchildren to live close to the facility or visit

their parents in Jeevan Dhara." The project master plan draft permit and zoning required for project has been approved and signed. Concept buildings designs are getting finalised now and construction would start in Jan, 2016 with Jeevan Dhara residents getting Keys by end 2016. Talking to SAT Mr. Sunil said, “ Indian seniors can - (03) 9095 6220, 0421 677 082

calculate their retirement prepreparedness score and determine quality of their retired life by using free online calculators provided at its website www.” Expressions of interest can be done by sending email to sunil.kumar@ No deposits are being taken at present. —SAT News Service

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