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Apr 17

The 5 ‘A’s of Retirement Living

“All retirement village owners and developers need is land use policy that supports, rather than hinders, development.” A report commissioned by The Property Council of Australia highlights a range of barriers to successful retirement village developments –  the primary hurdle being the need to compete on the open market to secure suitable land sites. The … Continue reading The 5 ‘A’s of Retirement Living

02
Mar 17

Identifying growth areas & creating low cost retirement villages

It’s been well documented over the last decade or two that Australia, and indeed the world at large, is ageing rapidly. There is a vastness in this phenomenon that is difficult to scope. It’s not just the sheer volume implicated, but a range of other factors that will need to be considered by government, seniors, … Continue reading Identifying growth areas & creating low cost retirement villages

21
Apr 16

Are technological advances a threat to retirement villages?

While technology presents a range of benefits for the retirement living sector, it can also make it easier for people to stay in their homes for longer. Luke Grieve, Operations Manager Aged and Community Care at Telstra Health spoke about whether technology could be the death of retirement villages at the LASA conference in Queensland. … Continue reading Are technological advances a threat to retirement villages?

23
Feb 16

The concept of continuum of care within Retirement Villages

The ‘Continuum of Care’ concept in the New Zealand context relates to the provision of an array of housing and combined services to cater for the changing needs of residents as they age within a single campus or retirement village setting.  Sounds like a great idea, but there are plenty of examples where the concept … Continue reading The concept of continuum of care within Retirement Villages

06
May 15

Play the Downsizing Game at the Business Models for Retirement Living Conference

If you’re an older person, downsizing is better for your health than the Paleo diet, better for your hip pocket than blue chip stock and better for the environment than waterwise whales. And you don’t have to take our word for it. Have a look at the research into retirement villages undertaken by Grant Thornton … Continue reading Play the Downsizing Game at the Business Models for Retirement Living Conference

16
Apr 15

Reform that Caters for an Ageing Population

The recent release of the Intergenerational Report highlighted the already well known fact that we have a large ageing population. The amount of people aged 70 years and over is expected to almost triple over the next 40 years. It draws to light the fact that predictions on the ageing population have actually been under … Continue reading Reform that Caters for an Ageing Population

26
Jan 15

Retirement Living Models – It’s time to stand out from the crowd!

“Promote, improve and protect the circumstances and well-being of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers” – COTA, Australia  The above quote is the mission of COTA – and a remarkable mission at that. Most Australian’s go through life working hard with the ultimate goal being a comfortable, relaxed and satisfying retirement. Thinking about make those steps … Continue reading Retirement Living Models – It’s time to stand out from the crowd!

03
Jun 14

10 Priorities for the future from The ‘Growing Retirement Villages’ Conference

Our past Growing Retirement Villages conference saw key stakeholders from across the retirement villages sector come together in Melbourne to discuss the challenges and opportunities in their sector.  It was a compelling two days where we heard a number of very engaging case studies sharing best practice on delivering responsive and flexible living in an area … Continue reading 10 Priorities for the future from The ‘Growing Retirement Villages’ Conference