For people considering a move into retirement living, and even those who might not have considered it, the options can be overwhelming. Here are five top tips to ensure you make the right choice.
Location, location, location
For many people, the thought of leaving the area they’ve known all their life is overwhelming. In fact, many retirement villages are made up of locals who have lived in the area their entire life. If you’re set on staying local, the first step is to find out what villages are nearby.
Consider your ‘must haves’
All villages are different, and working out what’s important to you can help narrow down the search. ‘Must haves’ might include a pet-friendly policy, a bowling green or an extra bedroom for the grandkids.
Arrange a casual tour
Once you’ve got a list of villages to inspect, you can arrange a tour. Lendlease holds weekly ‘Tea and Tour’ events at a number of villages, which provides the opportunity to explore the village in an informal setting.
Attend an event
Attending an event is a great way to meet and mingle with current and future residents. Koorootang Court and Martha’s Point are holding an open day from 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 13. So stop by and get a real feel for the village lifestyle on offer.
Speak to the team
Once you’ve decided on a village, it’s a good idea to book in a one-on-one meeting with the sales manager. They’ll provide you with helpful information about the different ways you can buy and how to make the move.
Lendlease has two villages within the Mornington Peninsula: Koorootang Court and Martha’s Point. To view all events, visit retireinvic.com.au or call 1800 550 550.