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

Blog 30 October 2017

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 leisure facilities needed to maintain physically and socially active lives, these villages are enough to inspire envy in those of us still with our noses to the grindstone.

The Village Retirement Group CEO, Justin Harrison, points out that residents of the group’s four communities (in Toowoomba, Coorparoo, Yeronga and Redcliffe, with Taigum under construction), are excited to be entering a new phase in their life.

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“Our residents have finished raising their family, worked hard, paid off a mortgage and maintained the family home. For them, this is the beginning of a rich lifestyle filled with fun, social interaction and like-minded company.”

Facilities at the various villages include pools, gyms, bowling greens, bistros, craft rooms, well-stocked libraries and more, all housed within stylish, immaculately kept surrounds.

“Everybody gets to the point where they can’t handle their gardens, their pools, the maintenance, the cost of being in a house,” says Mr Harrison. “But one of the biggest reasons why people come is to enjoy life with their friends in the Village, or to meet new friends. You can be as private as you like in your own unit, but you’ve also got the option of fantastic activities to be involved in. It’s up to you.”

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