Planning for your future care and support needs in retirement

Is a family home or retirement village home best for ageing in place?

Changes to the Government care scheme in 2018 mean retirees can now decide for themselves how they allocate their funding allowance – in other words, which services they require and who they want to provide them. This development brings with it a push towards more, and higher care, services being delivered at home.


7 benefits of downsizing in retirement

The unexpected bonuses of moving from family home to retirement home

You’ve worked hard all your life, created a home, grown a family, and built up your assets. And now that retirement is here, you might find yourself thinking about whether to stay in the family home or downsize into something more manageable.


Why more and more people are retiring to the Redlands

Take a visit to this beautiful seaside shire and see for yourself 

More retirees than ever are leaving the suburbs behind and opting for a sea change in the Redlands. They’re packing up the family home and downsizing to free up their time and money... and enjoy the fabulous village atmosphere.


A simple secret to increasing your life expectancy in retirement

Could the fountain of youth involve something you’re already doing?

As you head into your retirement years, you’ll probably understand more than ever the importance of keeping yourself fit and healthy.


Why a retirement village is better than ‘your place’ for your parents

5 ways a retirement community gives your loved ones the lifestyle they deserve

Your parents have retired and their home has become too much to manage. So, what is the best move for them?


The benefits of a “lock-and-leave” retirement lifestyle

How your retirement village home is looked after while you’re on holidays 

Now that you’ve retired (or semi-retired), you’re no doubt looking forward to heading off regularly for some adventure! Hook up the caravan or motorhome and explore Australia, fly interstate to stay with family or friends, or tick off those overseas destinations on your ‘must-see’ list – just about anything is possible.


Can you live in a retirement village and still work?

9 ways you can enjoy an amazing lifestyle without giving up work

When you’re picturing your retirement, do you imagine spending more leisure time or continuing on with your work? Are you looking forward to relaxing with friends and family, enjoying some gardening, getting to the golf course more often, or even travelling around Australia? Or would you prefer to remain at work, maybe take on a senior position, mentor colleagues, grow your business, or even start a new one?


How to ensure an independent retirement lifestyle without owning a car

Tips for ensuring a great lifestyle without the expense

If you’re one of the small percentage of retirees who has never driven a vehicle, then you are already well attuned to getting yourself out and about. 


How does moving into a retirement village affect my pension?

Tips to help you navigate your Income Test and Assets Test

You’ve decided to downsize from the family home and move into community living. You have picked the perfect retirement village, and even found your ideal villa. Then comes the job of packing up and selling the family home. All big decisions to make!


A guide to retirement villages and aged care

How accessing the right care can improve your retirement lifestyle

When you start to investigate the Renaissance retirement lifestyle, you might be amazed by the opportunities your new situation will bring you. 

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