Retirement Village Expo coming to Perth

Retirement Village Expo coming to Perth

THE Retirement Village Expo is coming to Perth on Sunday November 3 and Monday November 4 at Technology Park Function Centre in Bentley.

The inaugural expo is a free event featuring the best in retirement living accommodation in Perth and throughout the state.

Expo visitors are encouraged to take their time and explore all the options at their own pace.

With a selection of retirement communities represented, you can engage in detailed discussions to discover everything you need to know about retirement living.

Staff will be happy to answer all your questions and supply you with the resources to make an informed decision.

This is a unique opportunity to explore a broad church of offerings under one roof.

Whatever your needs, you will find your ideal retirement lifestyle here.

For more information, visit www.retirementexpo.com.au or call Dorothy Willoughby on 0412 233 742.

WA the state to retire in

Baby boomers are some of the healthiest, wealthiest retirees ever and they have no plans to slow down.

Abounding with energy and a zest for life, Australia’s over-55s are looking for an environment that promotes independence and provides a rewarding lifestyle.

With its relaxed atmosphere and superb climate, WA is an attractive retirement destination and it is only going to become more so.

This year, Lonely Planet named the Margaret River and the state’s south as the top destination in the Asia-Pacific and Perth consistently ranks in the world’s most liveable cities.

So it is not surprising that WA boasts a wide array of retirement living accommodation.

Whether you are looking for a serviced apartment, free-standing villa or a luxury resort development, over-55s have an abundance of choice.

Currently, nearly 200,000 Australians live in retirement villages and thanks to surging numbers of retirees, the Property Council of Australia predicts demand will double by 2025.

Retirement Living Committee chair Michael Rabey said purpose-built housing offered seniors numerous advantages.

“The by-product is generally happier, healthier people surrounded by their peers in a community of like-minded people who look out for one another, just like the ‘good old days’,” he said.

Research conducted in 2013 by the Australian National University found several reasons for the popularity of village living:

Community: Residents highly value the company of compatible neighbours at the same stage of life.

Freedom: Fewer home maintenance chores leaves more time for leisure activities and socialising.

Convenience: Most villages are located close to amenities and provide reliable transport to nearby urban centres.

Independence: For residents who enjoy travel, the ability to simply “lock and leave” their home at any time, safe in the knowledge that it will be taken care of in their absence, is a significant advantage.

Security: Retirement villages are perceived by residents as safe and secure environments.

A 2013 McCrindle Research survey found that 98 per cent of residents were happy with their decision to move into a retirement village.