September 2017

5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Retirement Village

Choosing to move out of the family home and into a Retirement Village can be one of the biggest decisions of our life. We’ve put together a list of five important things we believe you should consider when choosing a Village that’s right for you.

1. Location 
Moving to a Retirement Village should make life more convenient and enable you to stay in the community you love and know, close to family and friends. Ensuring that the Village you choose is close to transport, shops and medical facilities will help you maintain your independence for longer.
2. In-home Services
You’ve worked hard all your life. Now it’s time to sit back and let other people take care of the small things. Does the Village provide services and care so that you can live independently in your own apartment for as long as possible? A range of services from  cleaning and laundry, to home cooked meals or even more personalised care should you wish, are desirable to suit you now and into the future. 
3. Community areas 
When it’s cold and rainy you may not feel like going out, and if you choose a Village with a good variety of community facilities you won’t have to. Facilities important to you may include: a dining room with on-site chef, theatre room, café, library, outdoor entertaining areas and a gym. Selecting a Village with these amenities can really better your lifestyle. 
4. Groups or Social Activities
Meeting like-minded seniors with the same interests as you can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of a Retirement Village. Have a look at the Village’s social calendar - are there clubs, activities and day trips planned? Make sure that the Village you choose is going to meet your social needs and interests.
5. Co-located Aged Care
Choosing a Village with a co-located Aged Care Home provides peace of mind, knowing that you can age in place. If a time comes where you do need 24-hour care, either for a short period or more permanently, you may be able to stay in the community that you already know. 
Greengate prides itself on designing Villages with all of these points in mind. With a resident-focused approach, every Greengate Village is set in an inner-urban location and encourages residents to live life on their own terms, at their own place. 
Enjoy today, knowing you have planned for the future, whilst living at a Greengate Village.
St Brigid’s Green, Maroubra
Greengate’s St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra was completed in 2014, and was the recipient of the Property Council of Australia’s ‘Best Retirement Living Development’ award in 2016.
St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah
St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah is expected to be completed in late 2017. Views reach from the Sydney CBD skyline, across Botany Bay and to the Georges River. Final apartments are now being reserved, with display apartments available for inspection.
St Luke’s Green, Woolloongabba
St Luke’s Green in Brisbane’s inner suburbs was completed in April 2017. Featuring both independent living apartments and a co-located boutique aged care home, St Luke’s Green has appealed to many local seniors and their families.
Every Greengate Village is well-located and beautifully designed, taking seniors’ living in Sydney and Brisbane to new levels. We are reserving our final apartments now, so call us today on 02 9256 5644 for Sydney, or 07 3129 9075 for Queensland, to book a tour and find out more about life in a Greengate Village.