Lifestyle & Dining

Our residents have a better social life than many people half their age!

Enjoy a lifestyle as active or laidback as you choose. Bus trips, happy hours, cocktail hours, BBQ nights, special events and experiences, a world of fun awaits! Dine on a selection of home-cooked meals fully prepared and cooked onsite by our resident chefs. Our food service consists of breakfast, morning tea, a hot lunch or salad, afternoon tea, a 3 course dinner, and a light supper, prepared using high quality, fresh ingredients.


Home-cooked meals

Enjoy a wide selection of home-cooked meals fully prepared and cooked onsite by our resident chefs.

Our team cater for all dietary requirements and our menus are endorsed by dieticians. Our catering department is highly qualified and our kitchens have won awards for food safety.

In addition to our regular food service, residents also enjoy happy hours, pre-dinner drinks, cocktail hours, BBQ nights, ice cream extravaganzas and a range of other special events. Our catering team make all the food for the café and they also cater for private family functions.

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Food aged care
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Diversional therapy

There are always activities, outings and events taking place in our communities, many of which are chosen by the residents. If residents don’t feel like venturing out, there are plenty of spaces to entertain friends and loved ones who come to visit. At Merrimac, there is a picturesque roof deck, a café, an events centre, plus a sunroom on every level that enjoys uninterrupted views to Surfers Paradise. Both Ashmore and Merrimac also have gardens to stroll through, inviting lounges, private dining rooms, recreation rooms and a hair dressing salon. Both communities are fully accessible to all residents, even those with mobility aids.

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Hair & Beauty

We have onsite hairdressing salons at both our Merrimac and Ashmore homes. Other than hair cuts & styling, our team of specialists offer facials, waxing, tinting, massage and manicures.

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Hillview aged care onsite cafe
On-site café

On-site café

Residents and visitors can enjoy a selection of hot & cold drinks, cakes & slices, and home-cooked meals at our purpose built Café Lily, located in the beautiful gardens at HillView Care Merrimac.

Please note current opening times (subject to change without notice):-

  • Monday:        9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Tuesday:        9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday:  9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursday:      9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Friday:           9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Saturday:       9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Sunday:          9:30am – 1:30pm

HillView Care Wellness Program

As we age there are many reasons as to why mobility can decrease and diminish, which can impact an individual’s psychological and physical health. Here at Hillview Care, we plan to promote and maintain the individual’s physical function through our ‘Wellness Program’. Under this Wellness Program, the resident will notice improvements in day-to-day activities as well as improved emotional and physical wellbeing. In addition to our wellness program, we offer and provide weekly gym sessions with our exercise therapists that assist with physical function in a fun and happy environment.

Selected residents are placed on an individualized 12-week program that is constructed and developed by our highly trained on-site physiotherapist team. The physiotherapist team will screen each individual and discuss the resident’s goals and preferences to assist in developing this program. Each individual program is made up of a variety of practical treatments including strength and conditioning, balance, range of movement, massage for pain relief and any other functional treatments that may be suited to the resident, relevant to their diagnosis. After 6 weeks, the physiotherapist creates a summary to reflect on how the individual has performed during the first half of their treatment. Once the 12-week program has completed, the physiotherapists will re-assess the resident and amend the program depending on their previous outcome. If deemed suitable, the resident will then commence on another 12-week program to assist their needs. Outcomes will differentiate to each individual resident, but the overall goal is to maintain or improve their physical function and wellbeing.

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