RETIREMENT living has entered a new era as an ageing population and moving band of Baby Boomers look for different and inspiring housing options.
As one industry specialist put it, 70 has become the new 60 and 60 has become the new 50.
Empty-nesters may be happy the kids have finally taken flight, but parting with the family home today rarely means a direct ticket to an aged-care facility.
Instead, a whole new world of independence and lifestyle choices are vying for attention.
Today’s retirement offerings are more like resorts – while still allowing for residents to “age in place” with health and home-care options available.
These days there’s even a retirement village that allows you to moor your boat right at your doorstep.
This week we bring you the first of our monthly Retirement Living features.
Across these 12 pages you will find plenty of options for a lifestyle journey you had possibly never considered taking.
Good times, new friends and amazing facilities are now on offer, so take a look – as you will see from our story on page 26, your carriage awaits.
PAULA SHEARER EDITOR