LENDLEASE RE­TIRE­MENT LIV­ING

Joondalup Times - - WA SENIORS WEEK -

FOR peo­ple con­sid­er­ing a move into re­tire­ment liv­ing and even those who might not have con­sid­ered it, the op­tions can be over­whelm­ing.

Lendlease Re­tire­ment Liv­ing has five top tips to help you make the best choice for your needs.

1. Lo­ca­tion, lo­ca­tion, lo­ca­tion

For many peo­ple, the thought of leav­ing the sub­urb or area they have known all their life is over­whelm­ing.

Many re­tire­ment vil­lages com­prise lo­cals who have lived around the area their en­tire life. If you are set on stay­ing lo­cal, the first step is to find out what vil­lages ex­ist nearby.

2. Con­sider your ‘must-haves’

All vil­lages are dif­fer­ent and work­ing out what is im­por­tant to you in a vil­lage can help nar­row down the search.

Must-haves might in­clude a pet-friendly pol­icy, a bowl­ing green or a home with an ex­tra bed­room for the grand­kids to stay over.

3. Ar­range a ca­sual tour

Once you have a list of vil­lages you would like to in­spect, you can ar­range a tour.

Lendlease Re­tire­ment Liv­ing holds weekly tea and tour events across a num­ber of vil­lages which pro­vide the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the vil­lage in an in­for­mal set­ting, see what is on of­fer and test the tea.

4. At­tend an event At­tend­ing an event, such as a live con­cert or in­for­ma­tion ses­sion, is the per­fect chance for prospec­tive res­i­dents to meet and min­gle with cur­rent and fu­ture res­i­dents and to get a real feel for the vil­lage life­style.

5. Speak to the team. Once you have de­cided on a vil­lage, it is a good idea to book in a one-onone meet­ing with the sales man­ager.

They can an­swer ev­ery ques­tion you might have about con­tract op­tions, ser­vice con­tri­bu­tions and how to go about mak­ing the move.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.re­tireinwa.com. au or call 1800 550 550.

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