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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.