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Get more out of your retirement

Keen to keep your independence but want more peace of mind and less stress? Thinking of downsizing? A retirement village could be the answer - especially as other benefits include a range of facilities and social opportunities. Plus there are more home care services now to enable you to stay in your new home for longer.
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Your Retirement Living is essential reading if you’re interested in moving to a retirement or lifestyle village

But where do you start looking and what questions should you be asking?

With details of over 1000 lifestyle villages and packed full of tips and information about retirement living, our latest guide, Your Retirement Living is essential reading if you’re interested in moving to a retirement or lifestyle village.

“The decision to move into a retirement village or something similar is one which needs careful thought and planning; many people may not entirely be aware of the options open to them, nor do they fully understand what is involved and how these communities operate,” says David Baker, chief executive officer (CEO) & Founder of DPS Publishing.

“As well as listing retirement villages throughout Australia, this guide answers questions, highlights aspects to consider and provides information about experienced professionals and organisations who can give advice. Plus we’ve included information on relevant state and territory legislations.

“People need to have the right information so they can make informed decisions about the retirement lifestyle they want; they don’t want to move house only to find they’ve made a very expensive mistake,” Mr Baker continues.

“From the different types of villages or communities and the accommodation on offer to the purchasing options and financial implications, as with all our guides, we’ve done the research to create a wealth of valuable information.”

DPS Publishing’s research has found the average age of entry into a retirement village as more than 78 years – well past the age of retirement.

“Our research also found the safety and security of living in a village community, and the peace of mind knowing the unit/villa would be secure and maintained whilst on lengthy holidays were reasons people moved into a retirement village,” Mr Baker says.

“People also liked not having to worry about maintenance, trades people and gardeners, and were attracted to the social aspects of a retirement village.”

Now in it’s fourth edition Your Retirement Living, from leading aged care publisher DPS Publishing, helps you understand the things you need to know before choosing to live in a retirement village, from the different types of villages, accommodation on offer, purchasing options and financial implications.

Main features of Your Retirement Living include:

  • over 1000 villages listed Australia wide
  • aspects to consider when moving house and/or changing lifestyles
  • legal structures on residential village communities explained
  • types of accommodation to consider
  • information about resident rights and obligations
  • information on village contracts for each state and territory
  • easy-to-understand village comparison tables
  • contacts of experienced professionals and organisations
  • what to consider if moving out of a retirement village
  • information on estates and wills
  • information on moving to supported care

Your Retirement Living is available to purchase online at DPS Shop now and at selected newsagencies later this year.

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