Your life truly changes when your working life draws to a conclusion. Suddenly you’ve got lots of time on your hands leaving you open to new opportunities and the inspiration to do and see new things. Now is the time for you to take advantage of your ability to just lock up the house and explore parts of the country you’ve been wanting to see.
This is where lifestyle communities can help you plan your next chapter. Suited to retirees, these communities are an economical way to downsize your home and up-size your lifestyle.
One of the most mobile cohorts, the over 50s have embraced their newfound freedom in retirement to explore more of Australia than any other age group. As a result many have caravans, campers, boats, and other assets that they like to travel with.
They’re not called grey nomads for nothing!
The adventure begins today
Your first step into the freedom to adventure is making the decision to join a vibrant lifestyle community.
There’s lots to consider when moving to a new community, so it’s important to think about what facilities you are looking for.
For many, things like swimming pools, group activities, and the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people, are big draw-cards. When people move to a chapter in their life where they want to downsize, they may have experienced a change in their life and need the company of a supportive friendly community.
For others, their decision to downsize and move into a smaller, modern home is driven by the desire to explore new parts of the country they’re living in.
Many arrive at their new homes with a boat or a caravan, safe in the knowledge that these precious assets are safe in their new community.
John, a resident at Lime Tree Village in Coffs Harbour says, ‘I’ve loved fishing and boating all my life, so it was really important to me that there was a safe place for my boat to be parked and protected from the elements.’
Australia opening up
As the country starts to open up again, many people have started planning their next holiday.
Jenny, a local resident at the Northern Community Residential Village in Penfield, SA says, ‘we were so excited when we found out travel was back on the cards, we quickly booked an interstate getaway as soon as we could!’.
At Hampshire, we understand the importance of independence and having the freedom to lock up and go. That’s why many of our properties are equipped with modern security and secure places for the storage of your treasured asset.
Hampshire Villages Community Manager Beth says, ‘It’s important to us that our residents have peace of mind about the security of their home and belongings when they’re not there. As such, many of our villages offer safe spaces for our residents to store their caravans, boats and even jet skis.’
It’s for this reason, as well as many others, that retirees are choosing lifestyle communities. Residents can be confident in the knowledge that their home and possessions are secure when they’re not home for a few days or even weeks. Lifestyle communities really do afford you a level of freedom to just lock up and go.
Considering downsizing? Learn more about the Hampshire Village difference.
Get in touch today and speak with our friendly team about how we can help you make the most of your retirement. Opportunity awaits!
Telephone: 1300 936 085