CONTRIBUTED BY THE VILLAGE MANLY
Aussie retirees are healthier and happier than ever before and when it comes time to downsize from large family homes, they are looking for a new home that supports the lifestyle they have earned over a lifetime of hard work.
Enter, the new breed of retirement village. Architecturally designed, elegantly appointed and equipped with all of the leisure facilities needed to maintain physically and socially active lives, these Villages are enough to inspire envy in those of us still with our noses to the grindstone.
The Village Retirement Group Managing Director, Justin Harrison, points out that residents of the group’s five established communities (in Toowoomba, Coorparoo, Yeronga, Taigum and Redcliffe), are excited to be entering a new phase in their life.
“Our residents have finished raising their family, worked hard, paid off a mortgage and maintained the family home. For them, this is the beginning of a rich lifestyle filled with fun, social interaction and like-minded company.”
Likened to resort-style living, facilities at our Villages include pools, gyms, bowling greens, bistros, craft rooms, well-stocked libraries and more, all housed within stylish and immaculately kept surrounds.
“Everybody gets to the point where they either can’t or don’t want to manage their gardens, their pools, the maintenance, and the sizeable cost of being in a big house anymore,” says Mr Harrison.
“But one of the biggest reasons why people move into our communities is to enjoy life with their friends in the Village, or to meet new friends. You can be as private as you like in your own unit, but you’ve also got the option of fantastic activities to be involved in. It’s up to you.”
The Village Retirement Group has recently launched their newest bayside development, The Village Manly, in partnership with Anglicare Southern Queensland. Stage 1 is selling fast, with only 46 apartments available and nearly 50% now sold off the plan.
If you’re over 65 and interested in learning more about retirement living, visit The Village Manly Information Centre, open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm at 162 Oceana Terrace, Manly or www.thevillagemanly.com.au.