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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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What You Might See On A Walk Around Oak Tree Orange

What You Might See On A Walk Around Oak Tree Orange

Thursday, 26 November 2020

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.

Melbourne Cup at Oak Tree Cairns

Melbourne Cup at Oak Tree Cairns

Thursday, 19 November 2020

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.

The benefits of owning a pet as a senior

The benefits of owning a pet as a senior

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

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.

Why you should consider retiring in Mudgee

Why you should consider retiring in Mudgee

Wednesday, 04 November 2020

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.

Community Garden Promoting Good Health

Community Garden Promoting Good Health

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Residents at Oak Tree Retirement Villages Darling Heights are growing food, fostering good health and cultivating a vibrant community in their newly built community garden.

The Financial Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community

The Financial Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

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?

Simple lifestyle changes that will help you age gracefully

Simple lifestyle changes that will help you age gracefully

Friday, 16 October 2020

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.

High Tea at Oak Tree Mudgee

High Tea at Oak Tree Mudgee

Thursday, 15 October 2020

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.

School students deliver exercise and fitness program to residents at Oak Tree Burpengary

School students deliver exercise and fitness program to residents at Oak Tree Burpengary

Wednesday, 07 October 2020

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.

What the Oak Tree Skye residents have been up to during lockdown

What the Oak Tree Skye residents have been up to during lockdown

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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 into September: Oak Tree Retirement Village Dubbo is in bloom!

Spring into September: Oak Tree Retirement Village Dubbo is in bloom!

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Spring has officially sprung at Oak Tree Dubbo.

The best essential oils to use for memory care

The best essential oils to use for memory care

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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.

 Top Things to Do in Dubbo

Top Things to Do in Dubbo

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

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.

Hard Hat Tour - Oak Tree Darling Heights, Toowoomba

Hard Hat Tour - Oak Tree Darling Heights, Toowoomba

Friday, 11 September 2020

Last month we hosted a Hard Hat Tour for our village in Darling Heights, Toowoomba.

Cairns: why you should retire in Queensland’s tropical north

Cairns: why you should retire in Queensland’s tropical north

Wednesday, 09 September 2020

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.