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Will I prefer living in a retirement village or retirement home to a private house?

Whether you will enjoy retirement home living is entirely dependent on your individual outlook and how much you value your independence. The benefits of living in a retirement village or retirement home include:
  • No longer having to deal with maintaining real estate
  • The social interaction, community and regular activities provided by the retirement village, which can help to reduce the sense of isolation often experienced in retirement
  • Access to public transport or dedicated transport services, making it easier for you to continue enjoying a normal lifestyle when driving is no longer possible
Talking to friends or family when considering a retirement village may help you to better assess whether you should stay in your own home, or move.
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