6 Questions to Ask When Looking at the Best Retirement Apartments
Posted on January 13, 2021
Retiring Australians look for different things in their retirement life, it is not a one fits all situation. Some travel, some move closer to family, some want the quiet life, whilst others want to meet friends, be social and get fit. Just because you have retired, does not mean your lifestyle has retired.
This variety is why many retirees choose to move to a retirement community like The OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments. If you are considering moving into a retirement village, then here are 6 x questions to ask when choosing the best retirement apartment for you.
1. Where do you want to live?
Some questions to ask when choosing an independent living community is, where you want to live:
• Do you want to move interstate?
• Do you want to be closer to your children or friends?
• Do you want to stay close to where you are now?
• Do you live somewhere you can keep your current lifestyle?
This is a good place to start your research.
2. What kind of facilities are offered?
The benefit of living in a Retirement Village are the shared facilities. Giving you more access to the things you love, need, or want all within close proximity to your front door. Facilities such as pools, bars, club rooms, gyms, cinema, restaurants, café’s, gardens. Facilities that support your personality, lifestyle needs and wants. At the OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments, there will be brand new facilities for you to enjoy, stay healthy, connected, and independent. You never know one of these facilities might inspire a new interest or hobby.
3. What services are available?
Not all retirees are the same and are looking for different services in a retirement village. Some villages have their own hairdressers, personal trainers, bus services, maintenance team, medical or personal home care services available. Work out what services you need now and potentially in the future to remain happy, healthy, and independent.
4. What is the size of the retirement village?
When you are thinking about how to find the right retirement apartment, you should definitely take into consideration the size of the retirement village. How many neighbours will you have? How many people will you need to share the facilities with? As mentioned before all retirees are different. Some people love to be part of something big, whilst others like to be part of a unique boutique apartment. You are moving into a community and the size of the community matters. At The OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments there are only 41 boutique apartments to choose from, where as other retirement villages have units and apartments into the hundreds.
5. Can I afford it?
This is a question all people ask when deciding where to live and it does not change with retirement living. It’s recommended to discuss with a financial advisor and weight up the cost of the on-going maintenance and up keep of your current home, versus living in a newly renovated or brand new Retirement Village, where all maintenance and repairs are done for you. Most find that the savings out way the costs.
6. What type of apartment are you looking for?
Are you looking for something small and easy to manage like a one-bedroom unit, or are you wanting a large 3-bedroom apartment with balcony views, that accommodates the lifestyle you currently love? Find the retirement village that provides you the choice of apartment size and layouts. Buying off the plan at The OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments offers you the choice. To find out more call Lisa on 8708 4700 or click here to find out more.