Your ultimate checklist to retirement villages

Jun 09, 2023
Retirement villages are a popular downsizing option for being a low-cost and community-centric way to live. Source: Getty

Making the decision to downsize to a retirement village is a big step and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the right option for you or your loved one. However, making this decision can be simplified by having a clear understanding of what the move entails.

Not to be confused with lifestyle communities or aged care facilities, retirement villages are multi-residential housing communities that offer over-55s an affordable, secure, and supportive way to live out retirement. 

Generally designed for older adults to help them age in place, many villages also provide home care facilities and are popular among semi-retired and retired people for being a low-cost and community-centric way to live. 

There are many considerations to factor into this significant life decision, such as fee structure, location, style of the accommodation facility, and much more. 

To help you make an informed decision and feel confident, we have created a FREE e-guide, Considering a Retirement Village – The Ultimate Checklist, which provides comprehensive information on everything you need to know before you start your journey into retirement village living. 

The e-guide is designed to provide prospective retirement village residents and their families the information they need to analyse and assess opportunities, compare alternatives, evaluate investment potential, ask the right questions, get the right advice and ultimately make informed decisions.

This invaluable resource will help you and your loved ones feel confident in the decision and journey to a retirement village.  

What’s in the Ultimate Checklist?

The Considering a Retirement Village e-guide answers the following questions to facilitate a systematic approach to what is a complex decision. There are also activities you can complete to help you make a decision.

  • How to decide on a location?
  • What research do you need to undertake?
  • How to decide on the style of accommodation and facilities?
  • What are some of the design elements you need to consider?
  • What services and facilities are provided?
  • What are the livability and house features?
  • Considering your current and future health needs?
  • Are pets allowed?
  • What are the financial aspects?
  • When to seek legal advice.
  • How to tell your family?
  • How to sell your home?
  • Getting to know your ‘new’ neighbours.
  • Community size and structure for consideration?
  • What level of security is offered?

Get your free copy today

Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to ensure retirement village living is for you and download a copy of Considering a Retirement Village – The Ultimate Checklist here.


Disclaimer: Please note that Considering a Retirement Village e-guide is not a substitute for legal or financial advice. Before making a commitment to move to a retirement village, prospective residents should obtain specific legal and financial advice from independent and qualified practitioners who are familiar with their personal and financial circumstances and their particular legal documentation.


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