Rip­pon­burn Life­style Vil­lage

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

It’s never easy ac­knowl­edg­ing that you are grow­ing old, nor ad­mit­ting that liv­ing on your own in your own home has be­come a strug­gle for you. But when there is a su­perb fa­cil­ity which can help to make your ‘golden year’s’ ex­tremely en­joy­able and en­able you to ‘age grace­fully’, then there is no need to look any fur­ther in the Cen­tral Otago re­gion than the Rip­pon­burn Life­style Vil­lage. 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 that 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 that while res­i­dents can main­tain their in­de­pen­dence with-in 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 that of­ten peo­ple of­ten don’t make the de­ci­sion soon enough to move to the vil­lage. ‘‘Of­ten their fail­ing health means that they are not al­ways able to en­joy and par­tic­i­pate in ev­ery­thing that the ‘Vil­lage’ of­fers, and that’s some­thing we would re­ally like them to ben­e­fit from.’’

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