When it comes to our wellbeing, we often think about our physical health and the importance of regular exercise and a good diet. However, the social component of our wellbeing is just as important as maintaining good physical health.
DOWNSIZE WITH CONFIDENCE: RETIREMENT LIVING EXPERT SHARES TOP TIPS
The decision to downsize comes about for many reasons; when your home becomes too big to manage, or empty nest syndrome starts kicking in, or simply coming to the realisation that the area in which you live has changed significantly and people have moved on. Without adequate retirement plans – like topped up superannuation funds – you may need to reduce household expenses and live frugally – or look at downsizing.
Upcoming family events like Mother’s Day present the perfect opportunity to speak with your loved ones about their next chapter.
The idea of moving and transitioning into retirement living can be daunting. For many Australians, this involves a decision-making process that requires considerations such as lifestyle choices, family proximity, location, health, and the all-important financial and affordability factors. Combining these to culminate in the right decision can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t need to be.
A dilemma facing many seniors is whether to stay in their own home or move to a retirement village. For those who’ve lived in their own home their entire life, the thought of moving elsewhere and letting go of a lifetime of memories is not a decision entered into lightly.
Armidale is a long way from Victoria and even further from Holland, but Betty and Theo Duim couldn’t be happier with their life there.
It was all about fashion, fascinators and decadent treats at Oak Tree Goondiwindi last week.
When Susan Hilton was looking for an over-55s community to call home, she didn’t think anywhere with ‘retirement’ in its name would suit – because she wasn’t retired. So, when a friend suggested she consider Oak Tree Retirement Village Goodna, she was very unsure. Until she had a look.
Oak Tree Retirement Villages were proud to recently sponsor the Ladies Bowls Day at the Algester Bowls Club.
On Monday 19 July, Oak Tree Norman Gardens was transformed into a tropical oasis for a night in Hawaiian paradise event!
“Who knew you could line dance to Sweet Caroline,” chuckled our professional entertainer and impersonator, Billy Guy. Oak Tree Retirement Villages celebrated Boots & Bling at our Victoria Point village on the weekend with the timeless Fifties classics by Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond.
Memoir writing, or life story writing, is becoming increasingly popular among seniors as a creative way to make sense of meaningful life events, help others learn from their experiences, and to leave behind a legacy for generations to come.