Retire to a great lifestyle

After a lifetime of hard work, many of us look forward to a relaxing retirement, often in a retirement village or resort, but selling the family home and relocating is a major financial decision that should not be taken lightly.

Doing your homework can lead to years of happiness enjoying the rewards of a low-maintenance lifestyle in a likeminded community.

Close to 200,000 retirees have embraced village life and that number is set to double by 2025, according to the Australian Property Council.

Retirement villages offer residents many benefits from physical security to eventful days spent in the company of an extensive social circle. While buying into a retirement village can be a large financial investment, it’s important to remember that the decision to move into a village is primarily a lifestyle choice.

While communal life can be immensely rewarding, It is important to do your research. A few well-timed, open-ended questions can quickly reveal the essential character of a retirement community. To maximise your chances of finding the perfect set-up, take your time and do your homework.

But with so many residential options available how can you make an informed choice? A good place to start is the Hills District Retirement Village Expo, July 29-30, at Castle Hill RSL Club.

At the Expo interested retirees can explore a wide range of accommodation from established villages to brand new luxury developments — all under one roof.

Visitors are encouraged to take their time and explore the Expo at their own pace. With hundreds of retirement communities represented, you can engage in detailed discussions to discover everything you need to know about retirement living.

The Expo is open from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM both days. The Club offers free car parking to members and guests. Admission is Free.

For more details about the Hills District Retirement Village Expo, phone 0412 233 742 or go to www.retirementexpo.com.au.