Ten tips to make your move into retirement living easy.
Moving into a retirement village can be a daunting feeling, but it doesn’t have to be.
By planning ahead, asking for help and choosing a location that makes you feel comfortable, moving into a retirement village can be an exciting time.
Be open to change and check out our top 10 tips for making the move as seamlessly as possible.
1. Downsize. Now is the time to declutter – sell or donate anything you no longer need or want. If you’re looking for a bit of extra help we work with True Care Relocations, a company that can look after everything from packing, unpacking and furniture plans to charity donations.
2. Financial planning. Getting your finances in order is so important at this stage of your life. Ormiston Rise offer in-house help with Brad Monk from LifePath Financial Planning. He can help you sort out important issues like superannuation, the aged pension and managing your budget in your retirement.
3. Talk to your family. Now is the time to get the whole family involved in your plans for the future. And at Ormiston Rise, your family can still come and stay with you whenever you like. We offer two-bedroom plus study nook villas perfect for family visits. Each home has reverse-cycle air-conditioning as standard, and internet and pay TV connections, giving you the option to connect at any time.
4. Still working? Not a problem! If you’re still enjoying work, or if you’re fully or part-retired, you can still move into your home at Ormiston Rise.
5. Embrace your new lifestyle. Think about it – no more home or garden maintenance, no more stress. Just a blissful, resort-style lifestyle to enjoy each and every day.
6. Meet the neighbours. The best way to settle in is to say hello to those living around you. Our community centre is in the initial stages of development and in the future it will include a lounge, outdoor heated pool, barbecue area and a hair salon among other great facilities.
7. Stay healthy. It’s so important to keep fit. Ormiston rise is situated in the beautiful Redland City, a peaceful suburb with the stunning Moreton Bay close by. There are plenty of waterfront parklands perfect for long walks or picnics with family and friends. Public and private hospitals are located in Redlands and once the community centre is complete, there will be allied health rooms for visiting health professionals available. There’s also a range of options available for future care needs.
8. Enjoy the convenience. There’s a bus stop right out the front of the village and the train station is less than a kilometre away. There’s a village bus to take residents on outings, or you can take a short walk to the local supermarket, cafés and restaurants. Everything you could possibly need is right at your doorstep.
9. Talk to the experts. For more than two decades the Tranquil Retirement Group has been caring for people from all walks of life. We’re here to answer any questions you might have, large or small.
10. Most importantly, embrace the future! This is the beginning of a whole new phase of your life and it’s time to enjoy every minute.
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