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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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Having Important Conversations

Having Important Conversations

Monday, 17 February 2020

Commencing conversations with your parent or loved one can be a tricky time. Its natural to feel apprehensive about raising the topic to transition into retirement living, particularly if your parent hasn’t raised it first.

New Years Resolution

New Years Resolution

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The new year (and decade) has well and truly begun. In fact, it has lived up to its reputation already of flying by and we are well into February. For many of us, the new year compels us to make new resolutions, change old habits and start new ones afresh, hopefully for the better.

To Move Or Not To Move?

To Move Or Not To Move?

Wednesday, 05 February 2020

This can be a significant question for many soon-to-be retired or retired people. It may also be the first of many more questions. For example – What about our pet? What will the children feel about us moving from the family home?.

Oak Tree Pelican Waters on the Marina marks another construction milestone

Oak Tree Pelican Waters on the Marina marks another construction milestone

Friday, 29 November 2019

The first pour of the basement car park this week at our newest development at Oak Tree Pelican Waters on the Marina marked a further milestone in the construction process.

New Sales Office Under Construction for our Oak Tree Pelican Waters on the Marina

New Sales Office Under Construction for our Oak Tree Pelican Waters on the Marina

Friday, 29 November 2019

It has been noses to the grindstone getting our Sales Office ready and looking schmick for prospective residents of our newest development in Pelican Waters.

Village Manager, Mary O’Neill, Oak Tree Warwick Resident, Hilary Richardson with her dog Remi, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Jessica Lackner.

Social Interactions and Health Benefits in Retirement

Monday, 18 November 2019

Many studies have proven that social interaction is very important for healthy aging.

Village Manager, Mary O’Neill, Oak Tree Warwick Resident, Hilary Richardson with her dog Remi, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Jessica Lackner.

World Kindness Day held at Oak Tree Norman Gardens

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The village centre at Oak Tree Retirement Village Norman Gardens was filled to capacity yesterday hosting what was described by all participants as an A-MAZING day as they came together for World Kindness Day.

Village Manager, Mary O’Neill, Oak Tree Warwick Resident, Hilary Richardson with her dog Remi, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Jessica Lackner.

Oak Tree Retirement Village in Gunnedah Hosts CWA Namoi Group Conference

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Last week, over 70 women from surrounding Country Women’s Associations came together to represent their local branches.

Village Manager, Mary O’Neill, Oak Tree Warwick Resident, Hilary Richardson with her dog Remi, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Jessica Lackner.

Oak Tree Welcomes New Village Managers

Monday, 04 November 2019

It has been a busy time at Oak Tree as we’ve welcomed four new village managers into the Oak Tree community.

Village Manager, Mary O’Neill, Oak Tree Warwick Resident, Hilary Richardson with her dog Remi, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Jessica Lackner.

Oak Tree Warwick Open Days

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Last weekend, our Oak Tree Warwick Village held Open Days inviting prospective residents and the broader community into the village to showcase all the features of the village.

Oak Tree Sponsors 2019 QCWA Annual Conference

Oak Tree Sponsors 2019 QCWA Annual Conference

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

For the second year running, Oak Tree Retirement Villages has been a proud sponsor of the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) Annual State Conference which was held from October 19 to October 24th, 2019 in Maryborough, Queensland.

Oak Tree Goondiwindi “Dinner with Friends” Event

Oak Tree Goondiwindi “Dinner with Friends” Event

Thursday, 24 October 2019

On the evening of Friday 18th October 2019, our Goondiwindi village residents hosted their friends to a lovely dinner to show off their Oak Tree community and surroundings.

Drought Resilience in Warwick

Drought Resilience in Warwick

Friday, 18 October 2019

In these tough times of drought in many parts of Australia, it is wonderful to see the resilience and adaptability of our green thumb residents.

Italian lunch rolls around again at oak tree goonellabah

Italian lunch rolls around again at oak tree goonellabah

Friday, 11 October 2019

It was that time of year again in Goonellabah (Lismore) when the village hosted its annual Italian Lunch.

Downsizing and Decluttering

Downsizing and Decluttering

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Downsizing and decluttering have become de rigueur thanks to the bevvy of lifestyle shows at our disposal.