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A Complete Dwelling Facility For The Elderly

Kochi: The Kochi-based Graceland Foundation’s ‘retirement community project’ is a unique one for the aged. The Rs. 24-crore project at Mulanthuruthy near Ernakulam provides luxurious living comforts and great ambience. Constructed on 3.5 acres of land surrounded by greenery, Graceland is a world-class post retirement facility. A ‘not for profit’ venture, it offers two types

Kochi: The Kochi-based Graceland Foundation’s ‘retirement community project’ is a unique one for the aged. The Rs. 24-crore project at Mulanthuruthy near Ernakulam provides luxurious living comforts and great ambience.
Constructed on 3.5 acres of land surrounded by greenery, Graceland is a world-class post retirement facility. A ‘not for profit’ venture, it offers two types of accommodation facilities in the form of 17 fully-furnished 2-BHK independent private villas on four cents of land each and 40 fully furnished 1-BHK apartment units at a cost of Rs. 48 lakh and Rs. 28 lakh respectively.

One of the unique features of Graceland is ‘My Kitchen’, an exclusive space where inmates can try their cooking skills and treat their guests. Graceland also uses garden-fresh, pesticide-free organic vegetables for cooking purposes. A 16,000-sq. ft. huge clubhouse, game room, well-stocked library and reading room, mini cinema theatre, open-air amphitheatre, yoga and meditation hall, medical clinic with doctor and nurse stations, golf carts, ambulance and buggy services are all there to provide a comfortable stay to the occupants. It also has space to accommodate children and family members of the inmates who may come on a visit.

The project is promoted by a group of senior citizens led by former advertising guru K George John who has held top positions in advertising agencies like Lintas, Ulka and TBWA Anthem. The seven promoters led by John have done a wonderful job in creating a complete home for the elderly community. Two of the promoters are doctors. The project took shape when John started searching for an old age home for his brother. He had travelled the length and breadth of India to find a decent old age home. ‘‘It was at this juncture that I thought of developing one with the best amenities possible. Graceland offers a perfect community living opportunity for the elderly with a sense of togetherness’’, John said.

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