How do retirement villages support you as you age?
Well, retirement villages have been evolving for over 50 years now.
Their purpose is to support you and your partner with secure, affordable living in your own home, in most cases to the end of your lives.
They offer far more than your family home could ever do and will be your last move in most cases.
With a retirement village, you get a fresh home which has been designed for safe ageing – no steps, easy access garages, safe gardens and roads. Plus emergency call systems.
You get a community of neighbours just like you - new friends and support.
You get community facilities, like swimming pools, gyms, workshops, visiting doctors, chemist services and the bus for shopping and excursions.
You get a village manager responsible for maintenance and keeping an eye out for you.
You get a controlled village budget so you know what your weekly costs are.
And you have a contract with the operator that is covered by the Retirement Village Act with extensive resident protection.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians have joined retirement villages because they want this certainty and support – they want to be in control of their life so they can age well.
To understand the contract and the money check out our other videos.