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How To Stay Active In Retirement

When you’re deciding to retire and are ready to enter a new chapter in your life, you need to think about where and how you would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

There are many factors that go into deciding on a good place to enjoy retirement. Those factors include how you want to enjoy your time and where you want to live, as well as the more practical aspects of financial capabilities and personal preferences. Many people plan for the future and look at the availability of medical services if and when the need arises. It’s important to take all these things into consideration if you’re looking to live a healthy and relaxed retirement. To learn more about how to choose where to live in retirement, read on below.

How to choose where to retire?

Searching for your ideal retirement setting can be a lengthy process. It is an important one, as making an informed decision is essential. It will save you a lot of time and money, and allow you to enjoy your retirement years in the most ideal location possible.

To learn how to choose where to retire, make the following considerations carefully:

  • Liveability
    When considering a seniors living village to call home it’s important to look at how liveable it is. Consider what’s around in the vicinity. Are there options of shops, cafes, restaurants and parks to enjoy? Being close to things that are important to you make a village liveable. One of the most important things to  consider is the village vibe. Take a look at the village, the residents and the staff and you’ll get a feel for the environment and if it’s right for you. Is this a place you want to live?
  • Included amenities In addition to considering what amenities are close to you outside the village, it’s also very important to understand what amenities are available to you within the village. Look at the lifestyle options, is there a cafe, restaurant, bar, cinema? What wellbeing amenities are there? Is there a gym, a park, salon or art room? If something is important to you, take a look around and see if the village offers something that will meet that need.
  • Availability of care and medical support When looking at a retirement village options, the general focus is on lifestyle and enjoyment. Taking wellbeing, care and personal support services into consideration is often not high on the list of questions to ask. While it may not be a foremost factor when making the move in good health, it’s important to your ongoing wellbeing to consider the future. Understanding future availability of care and medical support is important so you know what is available and how it works if and when you need it.
  • Financial flexibility Because you want to ensure you can live out your retirement years as comfortably as possible, it is important to consider the costs, both initial and ongoing. Knowing what you need to budget for helps give you financial certainty and allows you to enjoy your time with family and friends.
  • Distance from loved ones Having more time to see relatives, such as grandchildren, children, siblings and the like, are one of the many things that make retirement life so fulfilling. When deciding on how to choose where to live in retirement, make sure to factor the accessibility to your loved ones.

There are many more factors that go into how you choose where to retire, though these are often the most important ones. It’s essential that you take the time to consider each element carefully and only make decisions once you’re informed and certain that you’re making the right call.

Enjoy your hard-earned retirement with Love, Decency, & Kindness

Whether at Greenway Views, Amberfield or The Landings, our LDK Seniors’ Living® villages have a lovely, dynamic sense of community, where no two days are the same and people stay active and engaged. Along with beautiful residences and a variety of amenities and activities, we also provide the independence you desire in your own home, with all of your belongings and pets, as well as room for family members to visit. At LDK, you will always have the independence you desire while receiving individualised care if and when you need it.

And if you’re looking for an ideal, compassionate place to provide aged care for your loved one, we also offer a variety of living options at Aspire Aged Care in Greenway Views — available for you or your loved one to move into as soon as you like. You or a loved one may enjoy the comfort of a new LDK home while also benefiting from the safety and certainty of built-in care.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our friendly Membership Consultants, please reach out to us online or call 1300 535 000.