One of the largest, annual surveys of retirees, involving the majority of the 10,000 residents of 62 Stockland Retirement Villages across Australia, has revealed that one of the secrets to a happy life in retirement is to maintain an active social life as part of a well-connected and supportive community.
Winners of the annual Lend Lease Capturing Village Life photography competition were recently announced.
Downsizing, I must admit, had its challenges, especially as a young friend convinced me to buy new furniture – more Scandinavian in style to go with the light open air feel of the unit.
Health had become an issue for Ray and Val. After his long career working with dairy farmers across Victoria and Tasmania, they chose to move to Meadowvale. And they love it, Ray stating: "I keep telling people - while you have good health, go and enjoy life!"
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