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Vertical retirement living

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.

Avoid loneliness and isolation in retirement

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.

Downsize with confidence

DOWNSIZE WITH CONFIDENCE: RETIREMENT LIVING EXPERT SHARES TOP TIPS

The decision to downsize comes about for many reasons; when your home becomes too big to manage, or empty nest syndrome starts kicking in, or simply coming to the realisation that the area in which you live has changed significantly and people have moved on. Without adequate retirement plans – like topped up superannuation funds – you may need to reduce household expenses and live frugally – or look at downsizing.

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Downsizing: A few simple ways to make your new place feel like home

Downsizing: A few simple ways to make your new place feel like home

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

Although it is a very rewarding change, downsizing can feel daunting, especially if you have lived in your home for many years. At first, the idea of calling a new place home can seem strange, and it can be difficult to say goodbye to a home full of memories.

Isolation ideas come to fruition in Goondiwindi

Isolation ideas come to fruition in Goondiwindi

Friday, 29 May 2020

Our Goondiwindi Hobby Den residents have spent a lot of their time in isolation thinking about what they can make in the village to assist in coming out of Covid-19 times but keeping in line with social distancing measures.

Useful Links for Older Australians

Useful Links for Older Australians

Thursday, 28 May 2020

With so much information floating around on the internet, it's sometimes difficult to know which sites are reputable and have the most recent and accurate information.

Virtual gift giving: great present ideas that you can purchase, and gift from the comfort of your own home

Virtual gift giving: great present ideas that you can purchase, and gift from the comfort of your own home

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Although lockdown laws are slowly being lifted, many people are still making the smart decision to stay at home to ensure their safety. While responsible, this can make buying gifts for loved ones a little difficult and gifting them even more so. Here are four creative present ideas that you can purchase, and gift from the comfort of your own home.

Life is short: Here are 5 things to consider doing after the pandemic

Life is short: Here are 5 things to consider doing after the pandemic

Thursday, 21 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has served as a wakeup call for many across the world. Until now, many of us had never experienced the feeling of not being able to leave the house or see our loved ones. Big life events like this serve as a reminder that life is precious, and short, and we need to make the most of it while we can.

The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Community connection plays a vital role in both our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly during our senior years.

How to keep yourself entertained while you’re at home

How to keep yourself entertained while you’re at home

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Luckily, we live in a time where have the internet and an abundance of digital resources to occupy us during isolation.

Trying to maintain a nutritious diet during COVID-19? Here are some healthy yet delicious substitutes to try!

Trying to maintain a nutritious diet during COVID-19? Here are some healthy yet delicious substitutes to try!

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and nutritious diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially since most of us aren’t getting as much exercise and physical activity as we’re used to! With that being said, it can be hard to curb cravings, particularly when you’re stuck inside so close to the pantry and the fridge.

Staying Connected At Oak Tree

Staying Connected At Oak Tree

Thursday, 07 May 2020

Village by name and village by nature, Oak Tree residents have been sticking together – from a safe distance – during the coronavirus pandemic, proving you don’t have to feel alone during isolation.

Staying informed during COVID-19: The Australian Government’s Coronavirus and COVIDSafe Applications

Staying informed during COVID-19: The Australian Government’s Coronavirus and COVIDSafe Applications

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

To guarantee your safety, it is crucial to stay up to date with new information about COVID-19.

Why downsizing is still a good idea amidst a global crisis

Why downsizing is still a good idea amidst a global crisis

Friday, 01 May 2020

If you have been contemplating downsizing for a while, the current COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect opportunity to finally make the change. Here’s why.

Staying healthy and happy through COVID-19

Staying healthy and happy through COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

There is so much going on in the world right now that it is normal to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and a little down. While it can be tough to stay positive, here are some simple steps that will improve your general wellness and help you to stay happy and healthy during COVID-19.

Planning for retirement through a recession: focusing on things you can control

Planning for retirement through a recession: focusing on things you can control

Monday, 27 April 2020

If you’re approaching retirement, the current COVID-19 impacts on your financial security and the volatility of the investment markets that has come as a result, can lead to feelings of uncertainty and concern. During this time, it is important to be educated and informed on how you can preserve your retirement savings.

Meal Delivery Support for Seniors During COVID-19

Meal Delivery Support for Seniors During COVID-19

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

p>The current COVID-19 pandemic has posed many obstacles, even around what were once trivial, day to day tasks like grocery shopping and picking up essential items.

Exercise at home

Exercise at home

Monday, 20 April 2020

Restricted life doesn’t have to mean restricted motion. Being out of our normal routine and finding our feet in new routines may mean our exercise routine has gone out the window.