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Your Free guide to Retirement Living

Are you thinking about downsizing and curious about the different types of retirement accommodation available? Everyone has different needs, priorities and budgets, which is why this comprehensive 12 page Retire Well guide is a very helpful guide for those contemplating a move to a seniors’ community. All you need to do is click the link


World class lifestyle resort shines at awards

lifestyle resort

One of our partners has scooped the awards at the Master Builders Association Awards recently for their world class lifestyle resort.


Downsizing cost trap awaits retirees – five reasons to be wary


It’s time to debunk the myth of zero housing costs in retirement if we want to understand why retirees resist downsizing. Retirees have at least five reasons to be wary of the costs of downsizing, writes Erika Altmann, University of Tasmania.


Downsizing for dummies: smaller home for bigger life


What’s not to love about downsizing? Cheaper utility bills, fewer rooms to clean, a cozier feeling all around. When you’re downsizing for retirement, you may also qualify for a higher pension based on your assets, and even free up some cash which could go towards your all-important retirement savings writes Financial Risk Advisor, Katrina Haskew.


Your right to choose home care, seniors told

home care

Older Australians will be able to take direct control of their own home care funding under federal government changes.


5 ways to celebrate retirement


Accumulating enough money to retire is an achievement that deserves to be celebrated. You can finally take a long-awaited trip around the world, or invite your colleagues and family members to join you for a retirement party. Or maybe you want to retreat from the working world in a little cabin by a lake where


$1 billion retirement village officially opens

Aveo Springfield

A major development catering for retirees has officially opened.


This Adidas ad is making the entire Internet cry

Adidas ad

A mock Adidas ad created by a German student is emotional, brilliant and was ignored by the global company. In the spec commercial the former marathon runner in a retirement village only wanted a moment away from his dreary life, where he sat surrounded by others counting down the hours while dreaming of past glories. The key


Retirement Villages – Contracts

Retirement Villages

The benefits of retirement villages and living conditions are well established however, retirement villages contracts have long been controversial issues among Australia’s ageing population. In a recent article published by Bina Brown from Third Age Matters, Binna discussed some of the pros and cons of retirement villages. “There are three main contract and finance models


Back in the workforce..a must for some older Aussies

older aussies back in the workforce

As the financial situation gets tougher for many older Australians, some are taking the plunge back into full time or part-time work but many fear that the implications associated with losing the pension are not worth the hassle. “Back in the workforce” may soon become the reality for many older Australians. The New Zealand system