Retirement & Lifestyle

News and Information for seniors, retirees and over 50s on retirement & lifestyle options which include retirement living, independent living, supported living, retirement villages, Residential aged care facilities, manufactured home parks, gated community living, resort lifestyle villages, in home services and retirement lifestyle options that are available.

Many 'ill-prepared' for self-directed care

MORE than 70,000 home care packages will move to the new consumer-directed care system in less than nine months, but many people – consumers and providers alike – remain ill-prepared for the change.

They all love Alison

THE Beaumont, Arcadia Waters, retirement village in Swanbourne, WA, has reason to break out the bubbly, with village manager Alison Rogers being named WA manager of the year by the Retirement Living Council.

No poultry effort

LEARNING to become environmentally friendly is not just for the young – ask the residents of a retirement village just outside the Adelaide CBD who have decided to make the change to cage-free eggs.

Be alert to blazes

REGARDLESS of whether you are living with a partner, family or alone, if you are a senior you can be more vulnerable in an emergency. People aged 65 and over are more likely to die in a house fire than any other group, accounting for almost a quarter of all preventable fire deaths in the home.

All this and city glitz, too

MELBOURNE has become home to Australia’s largest inner-city retirement and aged care facility with Australian Unity’s Rathdowne Place opening in Carlton. The five-storey development allows residents to live in the middle of one of our busiest cities.

Five ways you can help a carer today

CARING for a loved one isn't easy. But it's a job done with much love, with little or no kudos. It can be fulfilling; it can be isolating; it can be frustrating. MERILYN VALE spent 12 months watching her siblings care for their father. She was amazed by the lonely existence that carers can face.