Everything you need to consider when thinking about moving to a Retirement Village.
Starts at 60 is the #1 website for over-60s exploring your needs and wants in retirement. And we’re taking that role more seriously than ever with the growth of the Starts at 60 Retirement Guide and resource centre, designed just for over-60s.
Our new Retirement Guide puts the needs and wants of modern, digital-savvy over-60s on the table and helps you navigate the problem, solutions, and things you need to know.
There are 12 life stages that Baby Boomers experience, often only once. Our Retirement Guide is designed to support you in these crucial life stages. Each section below is a milestone moment in your journey into retirement.
The Retirement Guide is built with both the knowledge of the Starts at 60 team who understand your problems and respected industry experts who understand how to navigate the solutions available. We are building helpful downloadable e-guides and toolkits for each section and we’re updating the articles with explainers regularly too.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team on [email protected] and we’ll ask one of our experts to answer it wherever we can.
Retirement Villages have evolved into full service health and care operators providing an approach to ageing in place that plays a very important role in society. Not to be confused with aged care, they are independent living communities with a wide variety of options for contracting these days.
Lifestyle communities, also known as land lease communities, are very different to traditional retirement villages and aged care, offering a quality lifestyle and housing option that is affordable and packed with benefits for active, independent over-55s . Understand more about lifestyle communities here.
Planning effectively for your retirement requires you to work through a careful checklist of financial needs and properly understand your goals. This section is packed with information and resources to help you understand the process.
When it comes to planning for retirement, it’s important to understand your retirement income streams, which may include superannuation, the age pension, personal savings and investments. There are also other ways to free up money to fund your retirement plans.
Understanding what concessions you are entitled to and managing your pension through income tests, asset tests, means tests and the changes to your assets that may flow out of various life choices and occurrences like downsizing, inheriting money, equity release and more.
The number of roaming retirees around Australia has grown in recent years, with the idea of hitting the road in a caravan or campervan appealing to many. If you’re considering transitioning from retirement to becoming a grey nomad, read on to explore resources to help you get started.