Retirement living provides a supportive environment with safety and security in a village or community setting. The size and levels of accommodation vary, from large villages and multi-level complexes to smaller boutique communities.
Retirement villages are designed for people over the age of 55 who generally have retired from full-time employment, as an alternative housing and lifestyle option. They are popular with people who feel they need more security, support or company, but want to maintain their independence.
You generally purchase the unit, villa or apartment and contribute to the cost of ongoing management and maintenance of the village you move into.