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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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Online courses: The perfect way to keep your brain sharp during isolation

Online courses: The perfect way to keep your brain sharp during isolation

Friday, 17 April 2020

Although necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus during the current pandemic, self-isolation can be monotonous, and lead to a lot of spare time.

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

These are indeed strange and unprecedented times we are living in. The coronavirus pandemic has dominated our existence in ways we could never have predicted even a month ago. Hopefully what we are experiencing is a once in a lifetime event that we won’t see again in any of our lifetimes.

Communication Platforms to Help us Stay Connected

Communication Platforms to Help us Stay Connected

Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Living in these times of coronavirus has given us exposure to words we have probably never heard before when it comes to communication between humans.

Oak Tree Group COVID-19 Update #2

Oak Tree Group COVID-19 Update #2

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Dear Residents/Employees

Due to the daily changes in Federal and State Government regulations, Oak Tree Retirement will be providing regular updates relevant to our residents, employees and communities.

These will be distributed via email or in hard copy where safe to do so.

How to cope with self-isolation

How to cope with self-isolation

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The Australian government has recently recommended self-isolation for people 70 years of age and older due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

We all know that social distancing and self-isolation is key to stop the spread of this virus and we are across that these are unprecedented times to take drastic and necessary measures.

Oak Tree Group COVID-19 Update #1

Oak Tree Group COVID-19 Update #1

Thursday, 26 March 2020

At Oak Tree Group the safety and well-being of our residents, employees, business partners and the communities in which we live and work remains a top priority.

Market Day Held in Tamworth for R U OK? Charity

Market Day Held in Tamworth for R U OK? Charity

Friday, 20 March 2020

Oak Tree Retirement Village Tamworth held its inaugural Market and Information Day last weekend and raised over $4,000 for the RUOK? Charity. The event highlighted and promoted all aspects of mental health and wellbeing which are high priorities for Oak Tree’s residents and the communities in which they live.

Oak Tree Kanwal Construction Update

Oak Tree Kanwal Construction Update

Monday, 16 March 2020

Construction works are trucking along at our Oak Tree Retirement Village in Kanwal. These recent aerial photographs show the progress of this great Oak Tree Retirement Village in the making.

A Pawsitive Environment

A Pawsitive Environment

Thursday, 12 March 2020

According to the RSPCA, Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world, with around 60 per cent of households owning pets. At Oak Tree, we understand the importance and prevalence of pets in our lives. When moving into a retirement village there’s enough to consider, but what to do with your beloved pet shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we’re one of the few village operators who openly welcome furry friends, even after you’ve moved in.

Information Session A Success For Kanwal

Information Session A Success For Kanwal

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Last week we hosted the Preview Event for our new Kanwal village currently under construction in Wahroonga Road, Kanwal. Over 40 people came along to listen to Directors, Mark Bindon and Franco De Pasquale, together with Regional Manager Melissa Luck, introduce the village to the local senior community and take questions about the development.

Retirement Planning: Tips for a Successful Retirement

Retirement Planning: Tips for a Successful Retirement

Friday, 06 March 2020

There are so many factors to consider when planning for retirement.

Like any new chapter in your life, preparation can go a long way in ensuring you are financially and emotionally ready for the road ahead.

New Hobby Den Launched in Goondiwindi

New Hobby Den Launched in Goondiwindi

Monday, 02 March 2020

Oak Tree Retirement village Goondiwindi has launched its very own Hobby Den. The residents welcomed members of the Goondiwindi Men’s shed along with other locals to mark the opening of this wonderful initiative. The residents of Oak Tree have fitted out the Hobby Den with recycled bits and pieces and some of them have brought many of their own treasured tools into their Oak Tree Village Hobby Den.

Top Tips To Prevent Hearing Loss

Top Tips To Prevent Hearing Loss

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Perfect hearing is something that many people take for granted – so it may be surprising to learn that impaired hearing and hearing loss is a very common occurrence in Australia.

Moss Vale Open Day Event & Official Opening

Moss Vale Open Day Event & Official Opening

Monday, 24 February 2020

Last weekend marked the official opening of our newest Oak Tree Retirement Village Moss Vale.

Oak Tree Goonellabah Open Day

Oak Tree Goonellabah Open Day

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Despite the effects of moderate flooding in Lismore after a week of consistent and welcome rainfall, the recent Open Days held in our Goonellabah Village were a great success