About Retirement Villages
In 2013-2014, there were 520 retirement villages in South Australia operated by 146 providers.
Talk to most people in a retirement village and they’ll you that they wish they’d made the move sooner. Retirement villages typically attract like-minded people; people who share a common history and values, and simply enjoy each other’s company doing whatever it is that they want to do.
Benefits of living in a RV:
- Offering security
- low maintenance
- support and company
- retirement villages are a popular lifestyle choice
- providing residents with the freedom of independent living
- reassurance of knowing that assistance is never far away if you need it
Retirement living gives you the chance to live life on your terms. You can choose to take up new interests, meet like-minded people or do things you never got around to doing before. Whether you prefer to stay in the same area in which you have lived for many years or seek a complete change of surroundings, there are plenty of options available to you when choosing your new lifestyle. This next stage of your life is all about how you want to live.
There could be any number of reasons why you want to make the move into a retirement village. It could be because you are seeking security and companionship, want a more manageable home or want to free up equity from your existing home and have more to spend in your retirement years. Whatever the reason, thousands of village residents agree it’s a move they should have made years earlier.
If you are thinking of moving into a Retirement Village we encourage you to look around. All Villages are different and you need to find one that will suit you and the lifestyle you wish to have. A Retirement Village Checklist has been developed to assist you in making a choice about moving into a retirement village. The checklist is not definitive, but is intended to assist you in making an informed decision about this housing and lifestyle option.
You may also visit a number of villages so it is worthwhile taking notes. Making notes of any verbal promises made will allow you to check that they are incorporated into your contract.
If you are uncertain about any aspects of a particular retirement village or the documents and information you receive, it will be to your advantage to seek further advice.
When you have entered into a Retirement Village you can also access Home Care programs and services to assist you in staying in your Village longer. Click here to search for Home Care programs and services.
Click here to locate a Village in your area.