The pros and cons of houses, apartments, and retirement villages There’s really no feeling quite like being retired. The kids have left home… the alarm clock has been permanently turned off… and your schedule is free (or as free as you want it to be). Read more
See the differences to select the lifestyle that best suits you If you’re thinking about the best place to live in your retirement, you’ll no doubt have come across the terms “aged care” and “retirement village”. But what is the difference between the two? Will one option suit your needs better than the other? Or is there really no difference at all? Read more
How to begin moving from your family home into your retirement When the time comes to move into your new retirement community, there are many decisions to make – how much will fit, what to take and what to do with the rest. Read more
Tips for sharing your decision with those close to you Making the move to a retirement village is about more than just changing your address. Talking about the future takes courage for both you and your adult children. Sharing the news can bring out a whole range of emotions, and you need to be prepared. Read more
Discover what’s on offer when you choose retirement community living Thinking of moving to a retirement village? There are even more benefits to this lifestyle than first meets the eye. Yes, modern retirement villages are a beautiful place to live, set in lush gardens with resort-style facilities. Yet retirement villages also provide you (or your parents) a safe and secure environment, free from… Read more
8 tips to help you start the conversation There will come a time when moving into a retirement community will be the best option for your parents or other loved ones. So how do you start the conversation about moving from their family home into a house in a retirement community, that’s more secure and easier to manage? Read more
How to know when to start planning the next stage of your life You may have reached a stage where you feel it’s time to downsize, move out of the family home into a retirement community and enjoy life while you’re still active. Yet it’s understandable if you’re still attached to your home with all its memories. It can make the thought of moving a little overwhelming. Read more
Why move from a family home into retirement living? In recent times, many seniors have taken the time to reassess their priorities. Perhaps being kept away from loved ones has brought home the need for community and to have a support network close by. It may have been a time to focus on health and wellbeing, and having the time to really enjoy those little, everyday moments. When the time comes… Read more
Avoid the mistakes that could turn your dream retirement into a nightmare It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make – where to spend your ‘golden years’ once you’ve retired. Even if you’ve already decided to make the move to a retirement village, there is so much to consider. Read more
Tips to help you plan the later years of your retirement Retirement villages and aged care homes are two very different animals, each with its unique qualities that suit different people, depending on your needs. There are many misconceptions surrounding both, so it’s good to be clear on the key differences as you start to plan for the next stage of your life, or for someone you care about. Read more
What to look for in a home for retirement