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The Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community

Posted on 00102021Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:03:00 +103031

As we approach our retirement years we start to daydream and plan for our futures. We start asking the big questions. What do we want to do? How do I want to spend my time? What do I need to stay healthy and independent? People also start thinking about how they are going to manage in their current home as they age. What home maintenance and upkeep will be needed in the next 10 to 20+ years, including the cost associated with this. What help they will need to run their home and keep them healthy and independent for longer? All these questions are important, but they ultimately lead to the question of where I want to live, so I can enjoy and get the most out of my retirement years?

One retirement living option is to move into a retirement village also known as a retirement community. The best time to move is when you can make all the decisions yourself, have time to plan and do your research and ultimately enjoy the benefits of living in a retirement community.

Before you can appreciate why people move into a retirement community, you need to understand what do retirement communities offer and how do retirement communities work?

A retirement village is a community of homes and facilities designed for over 55s who want to continue to live independently in their own home and make the most of the hard-earned retirement lifestyle. A retirement village like The OASIS Peakhurst offers many shared facilities and services, which you get to enjoy. Services and facilities that you may not be able to access or be able to afford in your current home. For example, at The OASIS Peakhurst the facilities are impressive, like their indoor heated pool and spa to enjoy, a stylish sky-deck where you can enjoy an idyllic relaxing drink or a summer barbeque. Or enjoy a meal with friends or family at the café-restaurant. Take in a movie at the in-house full-size cinema screen, or if you want to relax with your daily newspaper in an urban styled lounge, then there is the library, gym with personally tailored health plans, on-site hair salon, so you can always get pampered. You no longer need to worry about home maintenance or gardening, as this is all taken care for you by the full-time on-site team. If you need a light bulb changed or your air- conditioner stops working, do not worry this will be fixed for you. Moreover, there is a Medi-Wellness Centre within the community, on-site consultation, and treatment by GPs, visiting specialists and Allied Health professionals. Complete medical support from nurses, medical consultations, and pharmacy deliveries. Health centre classes, therapeutic options, and fitness sessions by personal trainers.

At a retirement village like The OASIS Peakhurst you will have access to HomeCare Your Way services, which ensures you have everything you need to maintain your health and well-being, connecting you with your community and beyond. Assisting you with an individual support and care plan, all the while, respecting your independence. It provides you with a choice of services including nutrition, chef- prepared meals, cleaning, laundry, personal help, professional nursing care and much more, if and when you need it, the choice is yours.

A concierge is also available to assist with everyday tasks such as organising transport, booking a health class, making reservations in the restaurant, or dropping off your dry cleaning. They are there to assist you.

More recently it was shown that one of the best benefits of living in a retirement community, is just that – “community”. You are surrounded by like-minded people, making you feel connected and part of a supportive and friendly community. Filling up your social calendar as much or as little as you desire.

Living in a retirement village provides you with choice and a lifestyle many dream off. Not all retirement villages have the same services and facilities. If you think a retirement village suits you, then do your research and find a retirement village that answers all your big questions and provides the lifestyle and support that you desire and need through your retirement years.

To find out more about Retirement Your Way or our retirement villages, The OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments or The Beauty Point Retirement Resort, then call Lisa today on 02 8708 4700.