Moving into a lifestyle village is a big step in anyone’s life, so it’s important to understand how it actually works. Factors such as downsizing and general lifestyle changes are important to consider to make the transition into the next phase of your life as smooth as possible. The lifestyle change should ultimately render a more peaceful and blissful life, and assemble a whole new level of satisfaction for the retirees. Packing boxes, ironing out a lifetime of gathered belongings, and finally, leaving behind your past for a better future – it sure does sound unusual but believe us, it will all be worthwhile!
There is something truly liberating about a fresh beginning. Dropping the fetters of an old life, stepping into a dynamic future, and beginning to collect new memories – it all leads to a joyful path and a new Odyssey. Nonetheless, today, approximately 184,000 people are living the retirement village lifestyle in Australia and proudly calling these villages their homes. Also, with the constant increase in the country’s senior population, the number of retirement homes in South Australia alone is expected to double by the year 2025.
If you’re considering transitioning into a lifestyle village, it’s very natural to be a bit unsure of what to expect. But the good news? A brand new life! The following insights will probably give you a clearer picture and idea of what to expect before you take the leap.
A Lifestyle Investment
Moving into a village will not altogether make you a fortune if you wish to sell on. But what you do earn is a lifestyle that seamlessly offers convenience and security, along with a full-fledged and ready-made community. Envision facilities that strengthen your health and wellbeing and provide a sturdy social scene powered by like-minded neighbours. With multiple villages beautifully set in thriving locations coupled with the amenities you could ever hope for, it furnishes a comforting atmosphere that maintains a balance between the money it costs versus the life you choose.
Transparency Is Key
For your inner satisfaction, sense of security, and wellbeing, it is important to understand what you are financially responsible for. It’s well-known that you will have to sign a contract, as well as pay monthly levies and an initial investment fee. Communicate with your lifestyle village representative to ensure you’re on the same page in terms of what is required, and allow yourself to step towards your new beginning with complete peace of mind.
Once you have made the decision to move, consider and decide all the features and amenities that you need, such as support services, great activities, public transport, and so on. Being clear with the options that you’ve got and the decisions you’ve made will probably give you a better idea and community to live ahead.
You Get More Than You Put In
All of us are very different to each other. Introverts. Extroverts. Some of us love Karaoke. Some of us have a zeal for painting. Pottery enthusiast. Surfer. Artist. Well, whoever you are, and whatever your hobbies may be, lifestyle villages and retirement homes are socially diverse environments that present every possible alternative for you to spend your time. You can live your life, your way! And well, of course, there are going to be jaunts to join, community initiatives to get involved in, and different events to attend – but it’s entirely up to how much or how little you are willing to put yourself out there.
The Community Vibe Is Real
When questioned what they hold in high regards about village life, one of the most common replies from SA Lifestyle Villages residents is the overwhelming and positive sense of belonging. Living amongst people who will ultimately become lifelong companions is insanely rewarding. The sense of community is simply superb. It is gratifying knowing that you will forever have someone to catch up with at brunch, accompany for a walk, or join for a small chit-chat.
Living in a Lifestyle Village After Retirement
The myth that retirement homes are abode to “old” people has long been debunked. In fact, the so-called ‘age-groups’ are the essence of the vibrant pudding. Sixty-year-olds are living as freely as they did decades ago. Not to mention, even people in their eighties or nineties know how to party! If you choose to relish in the Community Centre, make regular use of facilities and socialise on every occasion. This is the place where you can openly invite your friends – and they will always feel welcomed.
Safety And Security
Not only are you secure and safe in the environment, but even if you decide to pack and go on an adventure, you can be assured that your place and belongings will be properly looked after. And when you get back, your gardens will be still alive and fresh!
One of the major benefits of living in a community is the ‘sense of freedom’. You will never feel weighed down by responsibilities and duties. Instead, you can leave all that on us and breathe fearlessly in our gated and secure atmosphere.
Regardless of how you are feeling – bit creaky or physically fit, you can perpetually have as much support as you need. SA Lifestyle Villages is very serious when it comes to connecting with you and prioritising your well-being. With us, you can easily reap the following benefits.
- Security of a gated community
- Help is a few seconds away in case you have an emergency
- Liberty from managing the repairs and maintenance, we will take care for you
- Your neighbours will be just like you
- If you leave for vacations, it will be easy to arrange post-mails and take care of pot plants
- Lifetime freedom
Considering the expectations and excitement of the seniors, we have chosen exquisite locations for setting up our Retirement Villages Southern Adelaide. SA Lifestyle assures quality-built homes and communities so that the residents could get every bit of their long-term hard work and savings.