Moving to a Retirement Village
Have you thought about moving to a Retirement Village?
With the number of Australians aged over 75 years projected to increase by about 4 million between 2012 and 2060, it’s no wonder there is a dramatic increase in the number of options available to seniors as they look to enjoy their retirement years.
The older Baby Boomers will be reaching 71 years this year and the impact of this generation and their heightened expectations is having a vast impact on aged care providers. As a well-informed and educated generation, the Baby Boomers are helping to shape our future aged care services, with many dreaming of having the freedom to pursue their own interests without the hassle of maintaining the family home. That’s where Retirement Living becomes a great option for people to consider. Imagine having fewer responsibilities, and more time to spend with friends and family.
Retirement Living is generally defined as a residential, multi-dwelling complex specifically designed for seniors aged 55 years and over, although at Anglican Care we find the average age of our new occupants is mid-to-late 70s. In addition to having more time to spend with loved ones, other benefits to Retirement Living includes the community environment. There are opportunities to be part of a community of like-minded people; enjoying the social interaction, companionship, physical and emotional security that it may provide can be priceless. Further advantages include no more tending to the lawn and garden, being able to ‘lock and leave’ for holidays and 24-hour emergency call systems – giving you a real sense of security.
“Research your next lifestyle choice”’, is the advice Denise Rickman, Retirement Living Co-ordinator at Anglican Care gives seniors considering their next steps. “This will allow you to best enjoy the many benefits on offer, and investigate the different models and financial arrangements available to find what’s right for you”.
Below are some websites and pages which will help get your research started:
- NSW Fair Trading
- Aged Care Guide
- Retirement Village Residents Association
- Anglican Care
- Aged Care 101
Alternatively, contact Anglican Care today for more information.