Retirement is a new stage of life, and some even say ‘life begins at retirement’. You may be looking forward to putting your feet up or pottering around the garden, or want to fill your time with volunteering or social group activities. Whatever you want to do, where you choose to spend your retirement is just as important as how you spend your retirement, and more people are opting to live in a retirement village. According to the Property Council of Australia, in 2014, there were more than 2300 retirement villages in Australia and around 184,000 seniors living in retirement villages. This figure is expected to double with some predicting as many as 382,000 people will be living in retirement villages by 2025. Retirement Villages are housing developments offering a range of accommodation options, services and facilities. These vary from swimming pools and golf courses to social events and 24-hour emergency assistance. You may also be attracted to the opportunity to downsize into a like-minded community with additional benefits while maintaining your independent living lifestyle.
Retirement Village is designed for all residents to enjoy a fulfilling retirement lifestyle. For some that could mean taking it easy and doing very little; for others it could mean trying new things and being at the heart of social networks. At the retirement village, the range of facilities makes it possible for residents to do as they choose.