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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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How to get a better night’s sleep

How to get a better night’s sleep

Wednesday, 02 September 2020

The benefits of a good quality sleep are endless, and it is absolutely vital in maintaining good health and brain function. When we sleep, our brain engages in a number of activities that aid with recharging our entire being, and therefore when we don’t get sufficient sleep, it can have a negative impact on our overall health.

How to look after your well-being in Retirement

How to look after your well-being in Retirement

Thursday, 27 August 2020

While it’s important that we look after both our physical and mental wellbeing throughout our lives, retirement is a unique time period that comes with different obstacles than what we faced in our 30s, 40s and 50s.

What's It Like Living In A Retirement Village?

What's It Like Living In A Retirement Village?

Thursday, 20 August 2020

We don’t want to toot our own horn here but… it’s pretty fantastic!

From a vivid sense of community to a simpler, more relaxed style of living within a supportive environment, living in a retirement village can be a great experience if you take full advantage of everything they have to offer.

Simple ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet

Simple ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet

Friday, 14 August 2020

According to the centre for disease control and prevention, only one in ten adults eat enough servings of fruit and vegetables every day.

Baby Boomer Trends After COVID-19

Baby Boomer Trends After COVID-19

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Just as world wars have reshaped the way entire generations have lived, experts are predicting that COVID-19 will also have an impact on how we live our lives in the future.

Benefits of Living In A Gated Community

Benefits of Living In A Gated Community

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

As we get older and begin the retirement chapter of our life, we have the desire to lead a more carefree lifestyle and say goodbye to certain responsibilities and worries we once had.

A Wonderful Morning of Positivi-tea

A Wonderful Morning of Positivi-tea

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Throughout July, Oak Tree Retirement Villages came together to run their first morning tea since March when COVID-19 lock down laws were first announced by the Federal Government.

Natural Home Remedies

Natural Home Remedies

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Before medications existed, people turned to natural remedies to treat issues such as headaches, nausea, and aches.

The best food home delivery kits in Australia

The best food home delivery kits in Australia

Thursday, 23 July 2020

p>In recent years, food home delivery kits have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. If you’re someone who is often busy and not big on cooking, but you still want to eat nutritious, exciting meals packed with fresh produce, then these services are perfect for you.

Making Friends in Your 60s

Making Friends in Your 60s

Monday, 20 July 2020

Community connection plays a vital role in both our physical and mental well-being, particularly during our senior years. Staying social and getting out and about can help reduce health problems, give you purpose and allow you to live independent for longer.

Winter Tips For Gardening

Winter Tips For Gardening

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

While many people think of Winter as the off season for gardening, it’s actually the perfect time to start preparing your garden for Spring.

Classic and cool hairstyles for older women

Classic and cool hairstyles for older women

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

As we get older, our faces and hair change, which naturally means our hairstyle should as well.

Why It's A Good Time To Downsize

Why It's A Good Time To Downsize

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Often in life, it seems like we outgrow the family home, with not enough space for our kids to grow and learn without stepping on each other’s feet.But then, many years later, a strange occurrence emerges: the family home outgrows you.

Basic Rules of Mahjong

Basic Rules of Mahjong

Monday, 22 June 2020

Mahjong is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China more than 300 years ago

The Top Food Delivery Apps in Australia

The Top Food Delivery Apps in Australia

Friday, 19 June 2020

While getting take away is not something you should indulge in too often, sometimes it’s the perfect solution for when you haven’t had time to do the grocery shop or are too tired to make dinner.