People power: why it takes a village to stay healthy

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

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Inside the retirement villages you’ll wish you could check in to

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

Aussie retirees are healthier and happier than ever before and when it comes time to downsize from large family homes, they are looking for accommodation that supports the lifestyle they have earned over a lifetime of hard work. Enter, the new breed of retirement village. Architecturally designed, elegantly appointed and equipped with all of the […]

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Wellness and community key to the modern retirement village.

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

It was a search for retirement accommodation for his own grandmother that inspired Justin Harrison and his father Michael to build The Village Retirement Group, an award-winning industry leader.

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Village life with Mike

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

With 40 years’ experience writing columns for QWeekend, Back Chat and The Courier Mail, high-profile Queensland journalist Mike O’Connor spent a week living at The Village Yeronga and wrote about his experience.

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Retirees reap the benefits of deferred management fees

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

Ensconced in the airy, welcoming foyer of The Village Coorparoo, with its soaring ceilings and elegant furnishings, the lean, energetic chief executive of The Village Retirement Group is speaking out about exit fees. And no, he’s not embarrassed, nor is he skirting the issue. In fact, the boss of one of Queensland’s leading providers of retirement living options is proud of a much-maligned funding model that he believes is widely misunderstood.

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Retirement villages cater for the new breed of Australian seniors

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

More fool us. It turns out that while we juggle job stress, mortgage payments and the conflicting demands of work and home, retirees are living the dream. With time on their hands, thriving social lives and debt-free homes, Australians over the age of 76 are the happiest people in the country, reaching a life satisfaction score of 79.7 on the latest Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. According to the survey by Australian Unity and Deakin University, many older Aussies find themselves in a “golden triangle of wellbeing”, enjoying financial security, strong relationships and a sense of purpose in life.

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The Great Retirement Challenge: Fitting in all the Fun

Coorparoo | On the Downs | Redcliffe | Taigum | Yeronga

When David and June Gemmell decided the time had come to downsize, they knew that they didn’t just want to move into an apartment. “We wanted to be part of a community where there were activities and it’s just beautiful here at The Village Coorparoo. It’s exactly what we wanted,” says June.
A former music teacher, June has maintained her interest in amateur theatre since moving to The Village.

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