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Downsizing or rightsizing? Planning for your new home in retirement.

The word downsizing can conjure up all kinds of feelings. Some people love the idea of minimising their space but for others, downsizing can feel like a loss. Large family homes, treasured furniture and beloved gardens can hold special memories, but they are also a chore to maintain. Downsizing, or rightsizing, can lead to a more fulfilling and relaxed life …

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  • December 3, 2021

Staying fit and active into retirement

Retirement isn’t all about slow and lazy days. A new generation of retirees are recognising the benefits of staying fit and active well into their golden years and are enjoying the rewards of a fulfilling and healthy life. But with the loss of routine that comes from a working life, and potentially a new home in a new location, it’s …

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  • November 16, 2021
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Home design for retirement

After years of working hard you deserve a beautiful and comfortable home to enjoy in retirement. Most homes within over 50s retirement resorts will adhere to a common and consistent design. However, within new retirement resort developments, owners will often be able to select their home layout from a range of approved designs and customise elements of their interior. You …

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  • November 5, 2021

Pets in a retirement resort

There are so many social and health benefits to having a pet in retirement, and retirement resorts are increasingly welcoming furry friends as they know how important it can be for residents to have their best friend by their side. Benefits of pets in a retirement resort Research has shown that pets reduce stress and anxiety and can help improve …

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  • October 24, 2021

Can I still garden in a retirement village?

Gardening—some people love it, and others can’t stand it. For many retirees, one of the biggest appeals of a retirement resort is the chance to hang up their gardening gloves and let someone else take care of the hard work and maintenance. However, for other retirees, time spent in the garden in one of life’s greatest pleasures and something they …

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  • October 7, 2021

Can my grandchildren visit my over 50s retirement village?

The bond between a grandparent and grandchild is special.  A grandparent’s heart swells with pride when their grandchildren come to visit, and childhood memories are made sitting in Nanna’s kitchen with a homemade treat or running across Grandad’s lawn. So how will moving to a retirement resort change those treasured visits and the special family time spent together? Having grandchildren …

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  • September 18, 2021

Health and safety in retirement—does your retirement resort fit the bill?

Keeping healthy and staying safe is a key consideration for retirees. It’s well known that being fit and active into retirement is essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Many retirees are choosing retirement resorts that help and encourage them to keep an active lifestyle and are looking for low impact activities like golf, bowls, swimming and walking. Retirement …

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  • September 3, 2021

When is the right time to move into a retirement village?

Retirement villages are increasing in popularity due to their easy, low maintenance lifestyle and abundance of opportunities for recreation and community. The first decision is deciding whether a retirement village is the right choice for you. The second is deciding when is the right time to move. Many resorts are open to over-50s and residents don’t need to be retired. …

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  • August 19, 2021

How to choose the right retirement resort for you

Retirement resorts are increasing in popularity and it’s easy to see why. A range of lifestyle facilities and activities, easy to maintain homes and a vibrant community to join – retirement resorts enable residents to maintain an independent and active retirement with all the hard work done for them. Retirement resorts are a lifestyle investment. Here are some of the …

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  • August 10, 2021

The benefits of retirement resort living

You have a lot of choice when deciding where to spend your golden years. Will you maintain the family home? Will you downsize to an apartment or townhouse? Will you make the move to a regional or coastal area? And will you choose to live alone, or be part of a retirement community? There are lots of benefits to living …

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  • July 30, 2021