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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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Toowoomba Rocks into Retirement

Toowoomba Rocks into Retirement

Monday, 02 August 2021

It was all about the fifties at Oak Tree Toowoomba with their winter event. Despite cold winter winds, warm spirits filled the community centre with dancing, laughter and classic rock ‘n roll music.

Norman Gardens hosts a night in Hawaiian Paradise

Norman Gardens hosts a night in Hawaiian Paradise

Friday, 30 July 2021

On Monday 19 July, Oak Tree Norman Gardens was transformed into a tropical oasis for a night in Hawaiian paradise event!

Victoria Point Boots and Bling

Victoria Point Boots and Bling

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

“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: quieting the inner critic

Memoir writing: quieting the inner critic

Friday, 04 June 2021

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.

More time for what really matters

More time for what really matters

Monday, 31 May 2021

Perhaps the most prevalent reason so many Australian seniors are choosing the Oak Tree lifestyle is the fact that it means they have less to worry about, and more time to spend doing what they love, with whom they love.

 

The benefits of living in a boutique retirement village

The benefits of living in a boutique retirement village

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Exploring retirement options can be a daunting process in the beginning. With an array of different providers and offerings on the market, it can be difficult to determine which lifestyle best suits your needs.

Paul's passion for decoupage

Paul's passion for decoupage

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

With over 30 boutique villages in operation from Cairns to Tasmania, about Oak Tree have developed quite a large community of residents, each coming from a different walk of life. Every resident has a unique story to tell, and a different talent to share.

Yvonne and Eric feel right at home

Yvonne and Eric feel right at home

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The travel bug bit Yvonne and Eric McKee early in life. They’ve had 19 trips overseas and spent two years in a caravan travelling throughout Australia. Now living in Kanwal, they’ve never had a better place to come home to.

Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Tai Chi, also known as shadow boxing, originated from China several thousand years ago and derives from qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline of martial arts that involves slow meditative body movements that were initially intended for self-defence and to promote relaxation and deep inner peace.

Wellness Week At Oak Tree

Wellness Week At Oak Tree

Thursday, 15 April 2021

During March, a number of Oak Tree communities participated in Wellness Week, a week of free activities and information sessions held at the villages, dedicated to improving the overall wellbeing of local seniors.

Rita Diplock’s amazing poetry

Rita Diplock’s amazing poetry

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Oak Tree Retirement Park Avenue is home to a very talented poet, Rita Diplock. Rita has a passion for poetry and has won a number of competitions for her work, including 2nd place in the Royal Queensland Show’s Bush Poetry Competition!

Top Activities in Moss Vale

Top Activities in Moss Vale

Thursday, 01 April 2021

For a country escape, you really cannot pass on Moss Vale – an agricultural hub located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. Bustling with creative businesses, cafés and bars, Moss Vale is a charming part of the country where vineyards, sweeping farmlands and picturesque gardens await.

Fun activities that help keep your mind sharp

Fun activities that help keep your mind sharp

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

As we move into our later years, taking care of our bodies becomes more important, the brain being no exception. We aren’t physically able to do some of the things we once could, like running a marathon or climbing a mountain.

Exciting times ahead at Oak Tree Dubbo

Exciting times ahead at Oak Tree Dubbo

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

On Friday March 5th, we hosted a Hard Hat Tours event at Oak Tree Retirement Village Dubbo.

28 people came along to see the brand new, near complete stage 2 of the development, featuring stylish, 2 and 3 bedroom villas and brand new designs.

Gardening tips for Autumn

Gardening tips for Autumn

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Autumn is upon us, bringing with it a world of opportunity when it comes to your garden! Now is the perfect time to start planning what you’d like to do in your garden, so when April begins you can bring your vision to life. Listed below are a few Autumn gardening tips to help you along the way.