There is a large, partly enclosed patio. It is furnished with attractive plant pots and groups of tables and chairs. Residents gather here to meet friends. A weekly market is held on the patio. Stalls sell fresh vegetables and fruit, homemade jams, chocolates, fresh eggs, meats, pies, cakes and other comestibles. On that morning, tea and coffee are available. Many residents take the opportunity to congregate for a chat.
The Main Lounge is furnished with soft chairs arranged in groups. This area is large enough to hold the Annual General Meetings, special Body Corporate Meetings, concerts, shows, group activities, exhibitions and markets. There is a serving counter where members of the Social Committee offer refreshments during events. A small Library provides a variety of books and magazines. There is also a reading area with a daily newspaper.
Also in the Community Centre, there is a Snooker Room with two full-size tables. A Television Room is available for the showing of TV documentaries. Monthly feature films are also screened. A Function Room is used for committee meetings, talks and audio-visual presentations.
Amberglen has a hairdressing salon for men and women. It is easily accessible from the cottages and the Care Centre.
Amberglen’s main Dining Room serves reasonably priced, three-course lunches daily. Residents often invite families and friends to join them. Group lunches are frequently booked for clubs and associations. Special private gatherings or family celebrations can also be catered for.
Meals are prepared in the Kitchen by a commercial catering company and a catering committee meets monthly, consisting of residents, management and the caterers. At the end of each month, a community breakfast is held when individuals or groups of friends can gather for a hearty meal at the start of their day. Special lunches for holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, are fully booked well in advance.
Lunches can be delivered at a small charge to residents who are confined to their cottages. Pies and frozen meals may be purchased from the Kitchen.