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.
It all started during the pandemic, with residents feeling isolated from family and friends, ordered to stay at home as per government instructions, a locked community centre, limited social activities, and a lack of face to face contact with the other residents.
On Tuesday the 3rd of November, the residents of Oak Tree Cairns celebrated the annual Melbourne Cup with a delicious lunch in the village centre.
As we move into our senior years, life can tend to become a little uncertain and sometimes lonely. Sadly, friends sometimes move or pass away, and it can be increasingly difficult to form new connections and find companionship.
Nestled in the fertile Cudgegong River valley on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Mudgee is a vibrant community renowned for its attractive scenery, historic charm and thriving food and wine production.
When retirement approaches, one of the first things people tend to worry about is the state of their finances – not just the changes in income, but also the cost of living. Many wonder: is it cheaper to remain in a residential home, or to make the switch to a retirement community? What are the financial benefits of living in a retirement community?
We are all well aware that getting older and the physical changes to our bodies and appearance that go with it is inevitable. While we cannot prevent it, there are ways to slow down the effects aging has on our bodies.
On Monday September 28th, a handful of ladies from the Country Women’s Association, and the Red Hat Society, an international women’s society targeted to women approaching 50 and beyond, came together at Oak Tree Retirement Village Mudgee in the village centre for a high tea event.
The residents of Oak Tree Retirement Village Burpengaryhave partnered with Burpengary State Secondary College to assist year 12 Certificate III fitness students in completing their placement assessment.
On September 15th, the residents of Oak Tree Retirement Village Skye participated in yarn bombing, a collective task that can be completed safely and individually.
Spring has officially sprung at Oak Tree Dubbo.
Aromatherapy is an ancient practice in which essential oils from plants, herbs, flowers, and trees are used to improve the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of patients.
Looking to relocate to the countryside city of Dubbo? Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Macquarie Valley, the Dubbo region trumps big cities in terms of liveability, health and education services, and offers a lively ambience with plenty to explore and discover.
Last month we hosted a Hard Hat Tour for our village in Darling Heights, Toowoomba.
Located in far north Queensland, Cairns is a tropical paradise where the rainforest meets the reef. It is a laid back, modern, and stylish city that offers an abundance of picturesque surroundings, palm fringed beaches, great restaurants, and memorable adventures. It’s hot climate means light, casual clothes, and a relaxed, carefree lifestyle.