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What you should look out for in a Retirement Village contract

Research shows that most people enjoy a high level of satisfaction when living in a Retirement Village. Villages vary greatly – you’ll notice different sized villages; from very few units to some with hundreds; possibly different types of units within the same complex; newer villages and older villages. You will …

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Retirement Villages

Security, freedom from home maintenance worries, support, companionship and on-site healthcare are just some of the reasons why you might be contemplating the move to a Retirement Village.  But, the implications of buying in a Retirement Village are varied and often seem quite complex.  It’s not the same as buying …

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Changing the look of Aged Care

An Australian design firm ThomsonAdsett has just been ranked the No. 1 architect in the world for ‘Elderly Living’ by UK magazine Building Design. Their latest World Architecture 100 survey, which covers 1,400 practices around the world, also named ThomsonAdsett as ‘One to Watch’ for 2018. Headed by Chris Straw and David Lane, …

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A recent article in The Press highlighted the issue of “social isolation” in the elderly in Christchurch. The article estimated that at least 7000 elderly people in Christchurch are living in chronically lonely conditions where they sometimes don’t see people for days. This issue is not isolated to Christchurch. Depression …

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Village Living

Like many people the idea of living in a village, initially, seemed to me a little, I don’t know – naff? predictable? middle class? And then it’s very easy to focus on the perceived negatives – little privacy, surrounded by ‘old people’, the ‘sameness’ of the houses, no garden… But …

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