Su­perb fa­cil­i­ties

It’s never easy ac­knowl­edg­ing you are grow­ing old, nor ad­mit­ting liv­ing on your own in your own home has be­come a strug­gle for you.

Central Otago Mirror - - AGEING GRACEFULLY -

But when there is a su­perb fa­cil­ity which can help make your plat­inum years ex­tremely en­joy­able and en­able you to age grace­fully, then there is no need to look any fur­ther than the Rip­pon­burn Life­style Vil­lage in Cen­tral Otago. Rip­pon­burn Life­style Vil­lage has many great features and peo­ple soon dis­cover that many of the wants and needs they have can be met through opt­ing to make this the des­ti­na­tion for their new home. Gen­eral man­ager Lois Kircher said the small town en­vi­ron­ment of Rip­pon­burn Life­style Vil­lage pro­vides a warm and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere. Numer­ous planned out­ings, a safe en­vi­ron­ment and the pleas­ant com­pany of neigh­bours all help the res­i­dents to con­fi­dently make that tran­si­tion away from their own home to this new one. The prox­im­ity of the Rip­pon­burn Life­style Vil­lage to the Rip­pon­burn Hospi­tal and Home also means while res­i­dents can main­tain their in­de­pen­dence within the com­plex’s beau­ti­ful set­ting, they are also able to ac­cess health care as and when needed as well as hav­ing meals pro­vided if re­quired and other as­sis­tance when nec­es­sary. While many more peo­ple are opt­ing to make a life­style vil­lage their home in their later years, Mrs Kircher says a con­stant con­cern is of­ten peo­ple don’t make the de­ci­sion soon enough to move to the vil­lage.

‘‘Of­ten their fail­ing health means they are not al­ways able to en­joy and par­tic­i­pate in ev­ery­thing the Vil­lage of­fers, and that’s some­thing we would really like them to ben­e­fit from.’’

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