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May 30, 2020
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Retirement Villages: What’s Trending?

Staying ‘on trend’ is difficult, but retirement villages are stepping up to the plate and hitting it out of the park. The retirement and lifestyle sector is constantly growing and changing, with new facilities and upgrades introduced with every generation. Current trends are making it an exciting time to be a retiree, with your golden years ahead of you, and developers looking to make it an enjoyable experience.

If you haven’t explored any modern retirement villages yet, let us take you through some of the great ways a  retirement or lifestyle community can enhance your life.

Entertainment
Life is nothing without a little entertainment. With inclusions like flatscreen TVs, and wifi with streaming capabilities, your home will feel like a palace. Want more? A few retirement villages even provide Virtual Reality facilities. If you are more into action, many communities host stage shows, dance nights, and bingo game nights. If they don’t have what you are after, changes are it is within walking distance or easily reachable via public transport. With communities popping up close to city centres, you will never have a dull  evening.

Mouthwatering Menus
As people get older, they often find themselves becoming more adventurous with their meal choices. Where retirement options were once considered to have a bland menu, they have been experiencing a drastic
overhaul, with world-class chefs preparing diverse and delicious meals for residents. There are theme meals that feature recipes from different countries, all of which are full of flavour and good for you at the same time.

Physical Activities
Getting up and being active is the best way to ensure a happy and healthy life. All across Australia, retirement villages and resort operators are promoting this idea, and it’s doing wonders. Keeping fit requires exercise, but for many of us, motivation can be a real problem. Retirement and lifestyle communities, both already in operation and those in the process of being constructed, are including gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts, parks, and anything else that will get your blood pumping. Need a bit of extra guidance and support? Visiting physical instructors are also on the books, and all within walking distance of your home.

Independence
It’s not just about what you can do in the retirement lifestyle community, but what is available in the surrounding area. Encouraging independence and group trips, these communities have shuttle buses to take you to and from shopping centres, and will even safeguard your home when you feel that urge to get out and travel.

More Steps in Security & Safety
New retirement and lifestyle communities are implementing ways to alert staff when falls or other incidents occur, minimising the chance of injury. Fall buttons and sensors are installed in rooms, activated with a touch and instantly alerting a staff member who can then contact emergency services should the need arise.

There are also preventative measures being rolled out in villages and communities, with a more spacious layout reducing the risk of clutter and protruding furniture. This also makes it easier for those with walking aids
or wheelchairs to navigate and yet feel at home and comfortable.

Security is also important. Surveillance cameras, guards, car registration recognition, and special-access areas allow residents to live in peace and know that their property will be safe should they venture out on holiday domestically or abroad.Retirement is only the beginning of the adventure, and modern villages and communities are there to support you every step along the way. Be part of the exciting new initiatives and
savour your golden years.

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