Get peace-of-mind from these clever home features    It’s a sad fact of life that house break-ins and theft are one of the most common crimes today. You want (and deserve) to feel safe and secure in your own home – and choosing to live in a retirement estate can certainly give you peace-of-mind due to the added level of security. Most have an on-site manager, and many retirement villages have… Read more
6 ways to play an active part in the community – no matter what your age You’ve probably heard people say – or perhaps you’ve said it yourself – “Since I’ve retired, I’ve never been so busy!”. With our older generation taking better care of their health and fitness, it’s not unusual to find ‘retirees’ who never fully retire! Of course, we’re not suggesting that you slog away at a job you don’t… Read more
5 ways a retirement estate looks after your home when you’re on holidays  One of the big attractions of the retirement lifestyle is the amount of time you’ll have to spend on – whatever you like!  For many of us, that means heading off regularly for a well-deserved holiday, whether that’s in Australia or overseas.   But for many retirees, there’s always the question of what happens to their home… Read more
7 advantages of living car-free in retirement At first it might seem like a worrying thought – living in retirement without having a car available to get you around. Yet in fact, the case for going car-free in retirement is a strong one. If you’ve been driving seemingly ‘forever’, the thought of letting your car go might seem impossible. And sure, at times you might miss the convenience. But in… Read more
Here’s how to make a ‘to-do list’ you’ll really enjoy!  Once you’ve retired from working full-time, you’ll find you have a lot more time to do all those things you were going to do “one day”!  That’s why retirement is the ideal opportunity to get serious about completing your own personal ‘bucket list’ of once-in-a-lifetime activities, that you just never seemed to have time for when you were… Read more
Fun ideas to get the most out of your retirement lifestyle Now that you’ve retired from the full-time workforce, you’re no doubt enjoying a little more “me time” to help you relax, clear your head, and recharge your batteries after a long career. Read more
Get healthy – and stay healthy! – with these fun ideas While studies have shown that leaving the workforce can actually be good for you, of course it’s still very important to keep fit by getting enough gentle exercise on a regular basis. Read more
Tips to help you make the right decision for your situation  When’s the right time to move to a retirement estate? Well, one thing we’ve learned is that there are almost as many scenarios as there are retirees! Read more
Improve your memory and lifestyle in retirement  At Kensington Gardens, we firmly believe that your retirement years should be the best time of your life! And to get the most out of your retirement, it’s important to stay fit and healthy, retain your independence, and look after your mind as well. Read more
Easing some common concerns about moving If you’ve decided that ‘now’ is the right time to move into retirement living, it’s understandable if you’re experiencing some mixed emotions. Read more
What to look for in a home for retirement