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What’s a Retirement Village and Why Make the Move?

Retirement villages are fast becoming a popular lifestyle choice for Australian seniors, with more than 380,000 people projected to make the move by 2025.

What is a retirement village?
A retirement village typically refers to a cluster of homes, units or villas designed for independent living for people over the age of 55 with shared on-site facilities.

Who are retirement villages for?
Retirement villages are suitable to anybody over the age of 55, however the average age is 75. They are a great lifestyle choice for both couples and singles.

They are a wonderful place to live if you value socialising and connecting with people at a similar stage of life – while maintaining your own personal and private space.

1. Feeling part of a community
One of the strongest attractions to retirement living is the dynamic social scene that comes with it! Residents can enjoy the ‘community feel’ through regular activities and events like movie nights, trivia, or fitness sessions.

2. Feeling safe and secure
Many BaptistCare retirement villages feature security measures that provide peace of mind, such as security cameras, sensor lights and the ‘neighbourhood watch’ of the community. As an extra safety measure, most BaptistCare retirement villages also have a 24 hour emergency call system.

3. Onsite communal facilities
Many residents say that retirement living often feels like a permanent vacation. There are often swimming pools and gyms, beautifully manicured gardens, bowling greens, and walking tracks to enjoy as well as visiting health specialists. Residents might meet friends for a coffee at the onsite café, or they might choose to host a barbecue for visiting family using the communal facilities.

4. Freedom from maintenance chores
One of the strongest attractions to retirement living is relinquishing the majority of your home and garden maintenance, work that can really take a physical toll – particularly later in life.

5. Planning for your future needs
Many BaptistCare retirement villages such as the nearby Gracewood Community in Kellyville and Aminya Village in Baulkham Hills have a co-located residential aged care home so that residents requiring additional care can remain within the community as well as access to in-home care services if required.

To learn more or book a tour at your closest BaptistCare retirement village, visit or call us on 1300 275 227.

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