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.

Chinese reach-out wins high praise

THERE'S no divide when it comes to the community in Melbourne’s east. And it is thanks largely to an innovative program to help older Chinese get connected to their community.

Downsizing: not as popular as we think?

NEW research into seniors and downsizing has raised questions about the notion that most would prefer to live in a smaller home, and renewed calls for better incentives to downsize.

Ringing in the changes

HIGH-RISE retirement villages, smart homes, wellbeing centres and increased lifestyle options. These are what to expect in retirement villages of the future.

Maggie’s good food wish

GOOD food in aged care is at the heart of South Australian cook, author and food lover Maggie Beer’s newest project, the Maggie Beer Foundation. Launched in April, the foundation will work with aged care facilities to bring about change in the freshness, quality and presentation of food in facilities around Australia.

Off to the vegie patch

RESIDENTS at Uniting AgeWell know that if they knock on a neighbour’s door and there’s no answer, chances are they are at the vegie patch.The vegetable gardens at many of the Uniting AgeWell villages in Victoria and Tasmania are among the most popular meeting places.

Residential prices open for scrutiny

PRICING and accommodation information for all residential aged care providers is now available on the Federal Government's myagedcare website.