Why true security needs both a ‘gate’ and a ‘community’
Feeling safe and secure in your own home is so important – and that’s particularly the case as we age. There’s nothing like the feeling of being able to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for, without having to worry about whether your home, possessions, and even you yourself are safe or not.
That’s why, if you’re planning on downsizing from the family home in retirement, you’ll probably be considering which living option offers the best security.
So when you’re thinking about secure, stress-free and manageable retirement living, one option that might occur is living in a gated community.
In this news post, we’ll take a closer look at gated communities – and investigate how they can offer you a secure and safe retirement living option in Victoria Point.
The advantages of living in a gated community
With a secure gate controlled by an electronic touchpad, gated communities clearly offer greater security than the general suburbs. Thanks to their controlled entry and exit, gated communities play host to far fewer unwanted visitors such as burglars or vandals.
On top of that, controlling entry to a community via a secure gate tends to control traffic too. You’ll find that having to stop and ‘reset’ before proceeding can re-focus drivers’ minds, and signal to them that they’re entering a controlled residential area where there’s no need to speed.
That means increased safety for walkers, joggers, visiting children... and anyone simply wanting to reverse out of their own driveway!
Plus with a security gate, you won’t have to worry about a pushy door-to-door salesperson or marketer arriving unannounced at your front door.
Yet as good as these features are, we think there’s more to secure retirement living than the simple presence of a gate.
Putting the ‘community’ into secure retirement living
Perhaps the most important part of safe retirement living is the community itself – the people, the staff, and the overall environment in which you live.
Being surrounded by like-minded neighbours at a similar stage of life, with a similar outlook and motivation, is often the best “security system” of all. People who have a vested interest in maintaining an inviting and secure community, simply tend to look out for each other more.
That’s exactly what you’ll find at Renaissance Retirement Living.
Discover secure retirement living in the Redlands
If you’d like to find out why our residents so often comment about the feeling of security at Renaissance Retirement Living, we invite you to visit us for yourself.
Our Information Days are a wonderful introduction to the Renaissance lifestyle, in just the sort of relaxed and welcoming environment you’ll experience when you choose to move in.
We’ll help you find the information you need to make the right decision for your needs.
Call Renaissance on (07) 3820 7700 to find out more about the lifestyle benefits of our outstanding retirement living, or get in touch with us online today.