Re­tire­ment vil­lages ex­plained

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Choos­ing the lifestyle you want and know­ing what you’re buy­ing, are key fac­tors in de­ci­sions around mov­ing into a re­tire­ment vil­lage. Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Re­tire­ment Vil­lages As­so­ci­a­tion New Zealand John Col­lyns will be in Alexan­dra on Thurs­day Au­gust 20 to talk with those think­ing of liv­ing in a re­tire­ment vil­lage.

The public meet­ing is hosted by Pres­by­te­rian Sup­port Otago (PSO), own­ers of Alexan­dra’s Ranui care home and Ranui Court vil­lage.

John has been tour­ing New Zealand with mem­bers of the gov­ern­ment’s Com­mis­sion for Fi­nan­cial Ca­pa­bil­ity, pre­sent­ing the facts about re­tire­ment vil­lage liv­ing to ca­pac­ity au­di­ences.

PSO felt John’s ex­pe­ri­ence and un­bi­ased pre­sen­ta­tion at those events was wor­thy of shar­ing in Alexan­dra.

PSO Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Gil­lian Brem­ner says it is im­por­tant for peo­ple in­tend­ing to pur­chase a home in a re­tire­ment vil­lage, to know and un­der­stand the many as­pects of such a pur­chase.

‘‘Ev­ery vil­lage is dif­fer­ent and there’s more to liv­ing hap­pily in a vil­lage than sim­ply the com­plex it­self,’’ Gil­lian says.

‘‘You could be liv­ing in a vil­lage for many years, and re­quire dif­fer­ing lev­els of care dur­ing that pe­riod, so it’s es­sen­tial you and your fam­ily have a full un­der­stand­ing of op­tions avail­able.’’

The meet­ing is at 2pm in the Alexan­dra Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Thurs­day Au­gust 20, 2015.

A ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion fol­lows the pre­sen­ta­tions.

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