The Village Retirement Group

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How and When to Retire?

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Deciding how and when to retire is one of the biggest decisions of our lives. What does retirement look like for you? Do you have a plan for exploring new interests and learning new skills, catching up with old friends and making new ones, or travel? These are big considerations so it’s important to start […]

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Lock up and travel

The Village Coorparoo | The Village On The Downs Toowoomba | The Village Redcliffe | The Village Taigum | The Village Yeronga

We Aussies are some of the best-travelled people in the world – and more and more of us are pulling out the passport to travel in retirement. After all, what goal is more synonymous with retirement than the freedom to explore new places, new experiences and new people! The number of people aged 65-74 years […]

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Retirement opens the door to new friendships.

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Why today’s retirees are happier than ever. Forget the image of a pipe and slippers, today’s retirees are reinventing retirement and reinventing themselves. And the opportunity to make new friends is one of the driving factors behind their desire to make the move into modern, thriving communities like those created by The Village Retirement Group. […]

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Why family owned is best.

The Village Coorparoo | The Village On The Downs Toowoomba | The Village Redcliffe | The Village Taigum | The Village Yeronga

Family owned means family values. In our fast-paced world, The Village Retirement Group believes family values matter more than ever. Simple things like looking out for other people, doing the right thing, getting to know your neighbours and being part of something bigger than yourself. For us, getting those things right is what makes the […]

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The benefits of
trying new things

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Have you heard about the 89-year-old grandma taking the world by storm with her hilarious self-portraits? Kimiko Nishimoto has become an inspiration for people of all ages, proving it’s never too late to discover a new passion or have some fun. Kimiko, a house wife who raised three children, didn’t pick up a camera until […]

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Pets in the village

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Pets are family and that’s why creatures great and small are welcome at the Village Retirement Group. Our villages are just as much their new home, as yours. Australians have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with more than 2.4 million pets living across more than 60 per cent of […]

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The family you make along the way

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There’s nothing like family to share the joys and challenges of life, but family doesn’t always have to be genetically related. This is a fundamental philosophy of the Village Retirement Group. So many of our village residents comment on – and are grateful for – the fabulous new family they found in their communities. “Everybody looks […]

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Benefits of community living

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We humans are social creatures with an innate need to belong and connect to others, but as we age we naturally tend to lose family and friends – through retirement, relocation, death and illness -and the resulting social isolation can affect our physical and mental health. It’s in our latter years that community becomes more […]

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Making new friends

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Friends are the family we choose, so is it any wonder they have a huge impact on our health and happiness! But close friendships don’t just happen and no matter what our age and life experience, many of us can still struggle to meet new people and develop quality connections. Whether you consider yourself an […]

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Making Downsizing Easy

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As excited as we can be about starting a new phase of life in a new home, the actual act of shifting our belongings from one place to the next is sometimes far less than exciting. In fact, moving house is considered one of the most stressful occurrences in a person’s life. Still, like it or […]

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