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A Cuppa That Could Change Your Life

on Thursday, October 15, 2015

You’re invited to attend morning tea at St Luke’s Green on Tuesday November 10th.

Volunteer at Southern Cross Care (Qld)

on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Southern Cross Care (Qld) is extremely fortunate to have the support of a dedicated team of volunteers. The scope and diversity of volunteer work enriches the Southern Cross Care community and makes a real and tangible difference to the daily lives of senior Queenslanders.

Outstanding Olly is a Champion Senior

on Friday, October 9, 2015

A lifetime’s dedicated service to seniors, youth and children has seen Western Australia’s premier award for seniors awarded to a humble, hardworking individual.

RSL Care Retirement Living Open Day

on Thursday, October 8, 2015

RSL Care are hosting a variety of retirement village open days and you’re invited!

10 Books to Add to your Summer Reading List

on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Summer is fast approaching and what better way to spend your time than with a great book while you relax on the beach. Here are 10 great novels that will take you on adventures near and far.

The 33rd Annual Victorian Seniors Festival

on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Victorian Seniors Festival runs from the 1st to the 31st of October and this year they are celebrating communities.

Country Club Villages: Upcoming Events

on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Country Club Villages have a number of upcoming events that showcase their luxury retirement homes. Country Club Villages aim to provide you with affordable living options, enhancing your independence, freedom of choice and quality of life.

Australia's First YouTube Channel for Over 55s

on Thursday, October 1, 2015

A foundation established to change perceptions of older people and of ageing has today launched Australia's first YouTube channel to provide relevant news and information to over 55s.  

The Retirement Living Handbook

on Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Retirement Living Handbook has been co-authored by finance gurus Rachel Lane and Noel Whittaker to help demystify the move to a retirement community. If you are considering a Tree Change, Sea Change or Downsizing this book is for you!

5 Fun Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Retirement is all about taking it easy after years of hard work. But it doesn’t mean we need to stop everything! Part time jobs are a great way to make some extra cash and also find a sense of fulfillment and fun. 

Pet Friendly Retirement Villages

on Monday, September 21, 2015

For many of us, bringing our furry friends with us when we retire is an important factor to consider when choosing a retirement village.  

Five of Melbourne’s Best High Teas

on Friday, September 18, 2015

With Australians consuming more that 22 million cups of tea every day, there are plenty of options when it comes to spoiling yourself with a sweet treat and a cuppa in Melbourne

Display Suite Open Events at Rathdowne Place

on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Join Australian Unity for an evening of Champagne and canapés, learn more about their premium retirement living apartments currently under construction and view the fabulous display at Rathdowne Place.


Shell Cove in Hot Demand

on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Illawarra based care & retirement living provider Warrigal has been overwhelmed with the response to the first stage release of its prime positioned Shell Cove Marina Community Village.

Volunteer at ARV

on Thursday, September 10, 2015

Studies have shown that people who volunteer generally live happier and longer lives. The contribution volunteers make creates a positive outcome and contributes to a vibrant and caring community.

Your Security: Door to Door Sales

on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Your home is your sanctuary. However, unexpected visits from door to door sales people can easily shake this sense of security. When your doorbell rings without warning, make sure that you understand your rights.

80-Odd Years of Happy

on Monday, September 7, 2015

Sixty residents and staff at a retirement village in New Zealand combined all of their considerable talents to create this tribute - 80-odd Years of Happy. 


Juniper to Host a Free Dementia Information Session

on Friday, September 4, 2015

Individuals, families, friends and carers are invited to a free information seminar (hosted by Junpier) on how to better cope with dementia.

Retirement Village Regrets Inspire New Book

on Thursday, September 3, 2015

The stories of people moving to a retirement community and then suffering buyer regret years later when they, or their estate, realise what they get back were showcased again on ABC's 7.30 earlier this week. The interviewees said that they knew about the deferred management fee of 1% per quarter but only realised what that meant in terms of the cost when it came time to sell. It’s an all too common story. 

What Makes a Grand Friend?

on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NSW Grandparents Day isn’t just about recognising the love and support grandparents provide their families. It is also about recognising the contributions that older Australians all across the state are making to communities and the support they are providing future generations. 

Six Hanging Basket Ideas for your Flowers

on Monday, August 24, 2015

Moving into a retirement village can often leave you with limited space for a garden. Hanging baskets are a great way to bring some colour into your home in a space saving way. You can always buy ready-made hanging baskets but here are six fun and easy DIY ideas!

Seven Foods That Help You Sleep Better

on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Many foods contain naturally occurring substances that help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. We’ve compiled a list of seven of the best choices:

Melbourne Named World’s Most Liveable City – Again!

on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city for the fifth year in a row. The Victorian capital achieved a near perfect score on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) liveability survey of 140 cities. 

Goldie Hawn on the Beauty of Ageing

on Thursday, August 13, 2015

At 69 years old and a grandmother of five, Goldie Hawn is embracing her golden years with open arms. 

Star of the Sea a Beacon for Seniors

on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Keith Banks had an upbringing unlike any other. A lighthouse keeper’s son, he was raised in some of Victoria’s most rugged, beautiful and isolated coastline areas.

Healthy Ageing – A Story for Young and Old

on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

As we age we still want to remain true to who we are inside; we still want to do the things we enjoy, socialise with our family and friends and live where we want to live.

Applications for the 2015 Retirement Living Stockland Community Grants Program Are Now Open!

on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stockland Retirement Living has a long-standing commitment to working with the community to help create a better way to live. Nominate your local sporting or leisure club, education centre or community group to apply for a Stockland Community Grant.

Volunteering at Mayflower

on Friday, August 7, 2015

A critical success factor for the Mayflower Group in relation to the delivery of compassionate care is their extensive team of Volunteers. These individuals give generously of their valuable time, in a time poor world; they dedicate their talents and energy to enriching the lives of Mayflower residents in a variety of meaningful ways.


Brownie’s Donation Goes a Long Way

on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Woodward Retirement Village Resident and Freemason Norman Wright-Brown ‘Brownie’, recently donated funds for a new golf buggy for Masonic Care Queensland in Cairns which will be used to deliver meals to residents of his retirement village.

Make the Most Out of Your Retirement with Churches of Christ Care

on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Churches of Christ Care operates 18 retirement villages throughout Queensland and Victoria including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Essendon and Oakleigh.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra performing at Peninsula Grange

on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Join Australian Unity for a FREE live performance by members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at Peninsula Grange on Monday August 24th.

Sign Up to Our Newsletter & WIN!

on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sign up to receive our monthly Retirement Living newsletter & go in the draw to win 1 of 5 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' DVDs! 

Recognition for Leading WA Aged Care Employer

on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One of Western Australia’s leading providers of aged care and community support services has been awarded for efforts to boost its workforce in response to a booming ageing population. 

Sandgate Showcases New Retirement Living Apartments

on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sandgate’s newest state-of-the-art retirement living apartments and refurbished heritage precinct were recently showcased when Masonic Care Queensland held its Public Open Day earlier this year. 

Wyee Point Lifestyle Community Open Day and 'Paella & Pizza Fiesta'

on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enjoy fantastic food with a guided tour of Wyee Point Lifestyle Community

10 Beautiful Places to Retire in Australia

on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In Australia, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to retire – from the Mornington Peninsula to Merimbula and Esperance to Echuca. Where do you choose? We’ve compiled a list of 10 picturesque places that are ideal locations for retirement living that we think you will love. 

Choosing a Perth Retirement Village

on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Looking to help your parent or loved one choose the best retirement village to suit their needs? Whether they're excited to make the transition on their own or with a spouse, or a little nervous about the change, it's a big decision. Here are some important things to consider to be sure that you make the best possible decision.

Retirement Living: Five Tips on Downsizing

on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For many of us, the thought of moving out of the family home is a daunting prospect – having to sort through a lifetime of memories and treasures can be difficult.

Insights to Help Recovery From Loss

on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Local aged care and community support provider Juniper invites seniors, their families and friends to attend a free seminar on coping with grief.

Retirement Living Community Dress Up As Iconic Characters for Charity Calendar

on Thursday, July 9, 2015

A retirement living community in America recently came together to create a calendar, with everyone dressing up as iconic pop culture characters.

Retirement Villages – Know What’s Right for You

on Monday, June 29, 2015

When looking for a retirement village, the possibilities are endless. Now that you’re entering the golden years of your life, it’s time to think about what type of lifestyle you want to enjoy. 

2015 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards – Nominations Now Open

on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The awards provide an ideal opportunity to recognise and celebrate the real contribution of volunteers aged 60 years and over to their local community and to Victoria. Any Victorian aged 60 or over who is providing volunteer services in their community is eligible to be nominated for the awards.


50 Reasons to Stay Active

on Friday, June 19, 2015

Regardless of age, it's no surprise that staying active is good for our body and minds. Research has shown that as we get older, we need three to five hours of aerobic exercise per week - walking, biking and swimming are all great ways to stay healthy.


Is Retirement Living For You?

on Thursday, June 18, 2015

If you are at the stage in your life where you want to take things easy, spend more time with family and friends and simply enjoy life, then you may have started to look into retirement living options.

Living with Australia’s Most Widespread Chronic Health Problem

on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Juniper and Asthma Foundation WA are holding a free information session for seniors on asthma and other linked chronic respiratory conditions. 

How to Save Money on Food AND Eat Well

on Friday, May 29, 2015

Juniper, together with Foodbank and Bentley Community Focus will show seniors how to save money on groceries while also achieving a healthy diet through three weekly free information sessions for seniors.  


Future Retirement Lifestyles Revealed in Menora

on Friday, April 24, 2015

Perth’s population has grown 7.4 per cent a year since 2005. With a steady increase in the 65-year-old and older age group, demand for accommodation will continue to grow as our population ages.

Leading aged care and community services provider Juniper has opened Stage 1 of Juniper Elimatta, its newest retirement community in Menora.

Top Tips For Ageing Well

on Friday, April 17, 2015

Nowadays, it’s not just about living longer, it’s about living healthily and happily for longer. See our top tips to help you age well.

Top Holiday Destinations In Australia

on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Once again, Sydney has been voted as Australia’s No.1 holiday destination by travel website TripAdvisor, with Melbourne coming in second and Brisbane in third. 

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals who have been revitalised through the simple experience of listening to music. 

World Cancer Day 2015: Not Beyond Us

on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Today is World Cancer Day – a day that unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.

On February 4th every year, millions of people from all over the world are involved in World Cancer Day. Individually and collectively, World Cancer Day is used to profile the alarming number of myths and misconceptions which surround the disease and which collectively limit our ability to prevent and treat the disease successfully.

Age pension changes to bring independence and happiness

By on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Senate inquiry into affordable housing has heard an appeal to amend the pension assets test on the grounds that more seniors would be inclined to downsize to appropriate housing if they do so.

The Retirement Living Council (RLC), who made the proposal, said that senior Australians are holding onto their large family homes to avoid a pension reduction.

New research on dementia in retirement villages

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

An upcoming research project will explore the uncharted topic of living with dementia in retirement villages.

Conducted by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, the research will measure the extent to which people with dementia are supported to age-in-place, meaning without upheaval to an aged care facility.

Bringing music to the village

By on Thursday, September 18, 2014

She began playing piano at 12 and he bought his first saxophone at 19.

Music lovers Carlita and Brian Keene have been married almost 58 years, but it was only when they moved to the Gold Coast upon retirement that they began performing on stage together.

Older men in manual jobs unlikely to be working till 70

By on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mature age males lacking formal qualifications are most likely to leave the labour force involuntarily, a recent report shows.

Conducted by National Seniors Australia, the research investigates why older people are leaving the workforce, what sorts of people are at risk of premature retirement, and their financial outcomes post-employment.

Financial barriers prevent seniors from downsizing

By on Thursday, June 26, 2014

A significant proportion of older Australians are choosing to remain in the family home for financial reasons, a recent report shows.

The research was conducted independently by The National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre to investigate the motivating and discouraging factors of downsizing for senior Australians.

Out of the four walls

By on Friday, May 9, 2014

Western Australia's Peel region is embracing a broader choice of retirement living options with the developement of 66 new two-bedroom apartments just minutes from the city centre of Mandurah.

An extension of the existing Bethanie Peel complex, the new village has a definitive outdoor living focus, encouraging residents to get out of their “four walls.”

Cultivating wellness

By on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A community garden at a retirement village in Sydney’s northern beaches has produced more than just cabbages and beets.

In shovelling, planting, picking and enjoying the superior taste of organically produced chutney, the villagers of Aveo Penisnula Gardens have come to understand the holistic value of gardening.

“I suppose I’m pretty good for my age”

By on Monday, April 7, 2014

Age truly is just a number for 90-year-old go-getter Rona Panos, who still dances, bowls and volunteers her time helping others.

Mrs Panos lives independently in a unit of Amana Living - Wearne Village, which she maintains herself on top of her ongoing duties as member of several clubs and institutions.

A darn tootin’ good time

By on Friday, April 4, 2014

Residents of a Brisbane retirement village spent days preparing for their final summer bash last month, a darn tootin’ country hoedown held onsite in their own lounge.

Buntings and balloon farm animals decorated the “barn” at Tall Trees Caboolture, and tables were set accordingly with hessian runners and milk bottle vases showing off gumnuts from local eucalypts.

Last home buyers: "Do your homework"

By on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Buying your first home is a daunting process that forces you to weigh up how you want live with what is realistically affordable.

When buying your last home, money may be less of an issue, but it should not stop being a consideration.

Tuning in: residents get targeted content through "in-house" TV channel

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Retirement Living Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann dropped into the Golden Days Radio studio yesterday morning to chat with presenter Dudley Chamberlain about his latest venture, Web2TV, and how it can bring the glory days of radio back to those who lived them.

Financial literacy in retirement villages needs work

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

A study into the motivations of people who choose retirement village accommodation in New South Wales has found the financial literacy of potential residents to be a concern.

Macquarie University lecturer in applied finance Dr Timothy Kyng hopes to interview 60 new residents of retirement villages and 20 retirement village operators to compile the research which he expects to publish at the end of the year.

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More than a nest egg: Challenger's Index reveals drivers of retirement happiness

on Monday, April 8, 2024

Challenger’s inaugural Retirement Happiness Index paints a vibrant picture of Australians, in or near retirement, with physical health and financial security being the primary factors influencing contentment of those over 60.

Cultural Diversity in Retirement Villages

on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

As we age, the prospect of retirement often conjures images of relaxation, leisurely strolls through beautiful gardens, and the enjoyment of a peaceful and fulfilling life. But what if retirement could offer something even more enriching? Enter the concept of cultural diversity in retirement villages, where residents celebrate their different backgrounds, creating vibrant communities that thrive on a rich tapestry of traditions, languages, and experiences.

Retirement Villages for Every Lifestyle: Which One is Right for You?

on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

When it comes to planning for retirement, one of the crucial decisions you'll face is where to spend your golden years. Retirement villages have become a popular choice for seniors, offering a unique blend of independence, community, and convenience. But with so many options available, how do you choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and preferences? In this article, we'll guide beginners through the world of retirement villages and help you find the perfect fit for your retirement dream.

Benetas retirement village to provide affordable housing for Bendigo seniors

on Friday, January 19, 2024

Benetas will soon begin refurbishing ageing independent living units located within the St Laurence Court Retirement Village in California Gully. The existing units, built around 1960, will be converted into 38 two-bedroom units to be used as affordable housing for people aged 55 and older. Residents will also have access to communal facilities within the site.

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