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Retirement opens the door to new friendships.

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

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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Wellness and community key to the modern retirement village.

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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

The Village 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

The Village Coorparoo

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

The Village Redcliffe

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

The Village Coorparoo

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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