By now, most of you must have read about the importance of creating a retirement nest or a pool of funds to meet your expenses post retirement. Often retirement homes are referred to in the same breath as planning for retirement. This might give rise to the question that what is different in a retirement home from a usual home. Let us start first with discussing what would your choice of residence be like when you are young or when you are working? You would prefer it to be closer to the city or your place of work. Also, you would prefer it to be close to a good school to make things easier for your children. Additionally, it should be close to grocery stores, restaurants and clubs and have transportation connectivity; basically, a place buzzing with activity.
Now, considering a retirement home, you would prefer it to be situated in a scenic location where it is not necessary to have schools or nightclubs or corporate offices in close proximity. But you would like to have help around in the form of same aged neighbours or staff to assist with any emergencies, especially medical conditions? This is when retirement villages like the retirement villages Bribie Island come into the picture.
These places are built and developed taking into account the senior demographics, but it is not like a hospice service or like community living center. It is a place that combines luxury and comfort with convenience and practicality. The residents of the place will not feel as if they are living a compromised life or a life where they have to forgo certain luxuries. In fact, such places are quite the opposite and exactly where you imagined spending the best years of your life.
Features and amenities provided within a retirement village
The features of retirement villages include-
- Scenic locations
Most retirement villages are gated communities situated in scenic locations where those above 50 have the time to take in the view and admire the wonders of nature. Take for example, the retirement village situated in Bribie Island. Here one can enjoy the lapping waves, a stroll on the beach or a sail into the waters to watch dolphins. One can spend afternoons fishing or taking a swim in the waters.
- Safe environment
These kind of retirement homes are a safe and secure environment, a given for gated communities. They have security features within the house and around too and also staff to ensure safety of the residents.
- Recreational activities
Being old does not mean that you have to give up on the good things in life. Retirement villages boast of clubs, restaurants, lounges, theatres, libraries and bars. Also, a few sports facilities are available, such as swimming pools, squash or tennis courts. The residents can choose to enjoy themselves privately or can be among other residents depending on their liking.
- Medical staff and facilities
Retirement villages also have at hand doctors and nurses to attend to the medical needs and conditions of the residents. For those who are active enough, they can get regular check-ups done, while those who need assistance are provided with a caretaker 24×7.
There are a number of other facilities and features of such retirement cocoons, such as being pet friendly, having modern equipment in the houses, having a bus service or similar transportation service at your beck and call. All you need to do is invest in a house in such a secure place and enjoy the luxurious lifestyle.