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PET FRIENDLY RETIREMENT VILLAGES: HOW DO THEY WORK?

Whether they’re big and furry, small and scaly or covered in feathers, pets are an important part of our everyday lives and provide a number of benefits to our physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, almost two thirds of Australian households currently own a pet and over 60% of dog and cat owners regard their pet as a family member. And so it is no surprise that most people would like to take their furry companions with them when the time comes to transition into retirement living.

Avoid loneliness and isolation in retirement

CONVENTIONAL VERSUS RETIREMENT APARTMENTS: HOW DO THEY STACK UP?

Back in the day, downsizing simply meant moving into a smaller home or into a traditional retirement village. However, in recent years, the popularity of vertical retirement communities is on the rise, and they are rapidly appearing in inner-city suburbs across the country. In fact, 50 per cent of all new villages at Oak Tree are being constructed as multi-level apartments.

AVOIDING LONELINESS AND ISOLATION IN RETIREMENT

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.

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Downsize with confidence: Retirement living expert shares top tips

Downsize with confidence: Retirement living expert shares top tips

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

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.

Today’s retirement villages are not what they used to be

Today’s retirement villages are not what they used to be

Friday, 24 June 2022

The retirement villages of 30 to 40 years ago have changed dramatically. In the past, these were often perceived as slow-paced places where retirees were pushed into small units in villages and largely forgotten.

Retirement village fees and charges: what you need to know

Retirement village fees and charges: what you need to know

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Retirement village living is attractive for many reasons; from the hassle-free lifestyle to the range of services you can enjoy such as the community centre, the bowling greens, swimming pool and gym, and being surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals. However, there are a lot of things to consider before moving into a retirement village, and cost is one of the biggest factors.

Making a fresh start, on their own terms

Making a fresh start, on their own terms

Thursday, 02 June 2022

Doug and Marietta Pegg, residents of Oak Tree Retirement Village Gunnedah, have one message for others contemplating a move to retirement living – don’t leave it too late!

Securing the retirement your loved ones deserve

Securing the retirement your loved ones deserve

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Upcoming family events like Mother’s Day present the perfect opportunity to speak with your loved ones about their next chapter.

5 things to consider before moving to a retirement village

5 things to consider before moving to a retirement village

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

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.

Hop into an exciting new chapter

Hop into an exciting new chapter

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

The Easter break provides the perfect opportunity to connect with family and discuss your next chapter with those who matter most.

5 Unique Benefits of a Boutique Retirement

5 Unique Benefits of a Boutique Retirement

Wednesday, 09 March 2022

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.

Already living an ideal life, their most recent move made it even more perfect

Already living an ideal life, their most recent move made it even more perfect

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

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.

Rev your Engines!

Rev your Engines!

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Oak Tree Burpengary played host to a Show & Shine this weekend with over 50 bikes and vintage cars lining the village streets.

Fashion Parade & High Tea at Oak Tree Goondiwindi

Fashion Parade & High Tea at Oak Tree Goondiwindi

Wednesday, 08 September 2021

It was all about fashion, fascinators and decadent treats at Oak Tree Goondiwindi last week.  

Even with no plans to retire, Susan is enjoying the advantages of retirement living

Even with no plans to retire, Susan is enjoying the advantages of retirement living

Friday, 20 August 2021

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.

Cairns Art and Soul

Cairns Art and Soul

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Thanks to Adriana’s Painting Party for sharing her passion of painting with our residents and guests at Oak Tree Cairns on the weekend.

Burpengary Boots & Bales

Burpengary Boots & Bales

Friday, 13 August 2021

The country sounds of Johnny Cash, the smell of hay bales and freshly BBQ’d burgers layered with excited chatter and song echoed through Oak Tree Burpengary.

Algester Bowls Club

Algester Bowls Club

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Oak Tree Retirement Villages were proud to recently sponsor the Ladies Bowls Day at the Algester Bowls Club.