A personal relationship between management and residents is at the heart of the vibrant Windsor Country Village community.
At the same time, residents are able to maintain an affordable, comfortable and secure lifestyle.
Village director Kristen Edmonds describes retirement living as independent self-care living, allowing residents the freedom to live their own lifestyle and manage their own affairs within a community that can provide the support, friendships and assistance as and when they want or need it.
She said while the main drivers to downsize have not changed - an opportunity to move into a property that is easier to manage and cheaper to maintain, and freeing up income for travel or lifestyle choices - the secondary considerations have become increasingly important. These are increased community, security and lifestyle longevity.
Long-time residents Bruce and Marjorie agree. "We have good friends here, including very special friends, some of whom are our angels," they said. "Even though we don't see everyone all the time, we feel the true sense of community."
Bruce and Marjorie lived in the area, and liked what they saw when they drove past the village. They were also taken by the fact that they would have their own private courtyard garden (which they have kept beautifully for many years, making them strong contenders for the annual courtyard competition).
Windsor Country Village is one of only 6 per cent of retirement villages in NSW that are strata titled, giving residents the security and financial advantages of owning their own home, along with the management to ensure common property areas are maintained and improved.
The courtyard garden villas are all on the ground floor, with one- or two-bedroom options.
The village has an active social program, with resident amenities including a terrace and barbecue area, lounge area with dancefloor and library, village bus and hairdresser. Keeping active is easy, with billiards, table tennis and carpet bowls.
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