Exploring retirement options can be a daunting process in the beginning. With an array of different providers and offerings on the market, it can be difficult to determine which lifestyle best suits your needs. One important aspect to consider when choosing the right retirement village is the size of the community, which can make a huge difference to your future lifestyle and overall experience at the village. At Oak Tree we build smaller, boutique communities where you’re not just considered another number. Here are some additional benefits of living in a close-knit community.
One of the great things about retiring at an independent living retirement village are the in-house facilities such as a bowling green, swimming pool, hair dressing salon, village bus, and outdoor and indoor entertainment areas, that are available for you to use at your own leisure. The nature of a boutique retirement village means there are less residents, and therefore less people wanting to utilise the communal facilities, meaning you will have more access to them.
“The day we were first introduced to Oak Tree, we really liked that we wouldn’t have to worry about anything again, says Lynne. We could see we’d have our own space and yet we’d be part of a lovely community. We’ve got the bowling green and pool to use and there are plenty of activities to join in with.” – Lynne and Rob Waller, Oak Tree Mudgee residents.
A strong sense of belonging is one of the key reasons many seniors choose boutique retirement villages over larger scale establishments. A boutique village means a smaller, close knit community, and a more personal setting where everyone knows each other by name and looks out for one another. It’s a special thing to be a part of.
“We’ve made lots of friends. It’s very nice and we’re very happy here. We’re living as one caring community – one family – and always look out for each other. For example, if we haven’t seen someone in a while or they don’t seem to be sticking to their usual routine we check in and make sure they’re okay.” – Edna Rambert, Oak Tree Yeppoon resident.
One of the most important benefits of living in a boutique retirement village is easier access to management. The nature of a smaller scale village means less residents, and therefore less issues and requests for the Village Manager to attend to. At Oak Tree, our retirement villages have an onsite Village Manager who knows every resident by name and is there to help with anything you need.