Residents decide what activities take place and are often involved in running the events.

Some of the activities offered include morning walking groups, aerobics, water aerobics, card afternoons, University of the Third Age, Probus, personal training, knitting and sewing circles, craft groups plus outings to galleries, movies, events and places of interest.

Hunt for a bargain on a daily shopping trip, enjoy a game of lawn bowls, table tennis or golf, get creative in the hobby room or tinker to your heart’s content in the workshop. Hollywood buffs can watch as many movies as they like in the cinema.

Regular Happy Hours are always popular and afternoons spent watching televised sport also go down well.

There are often many residents that are happy to tell you about their lifestyle in the best stage of their life. If you ask the Village Manager, he or she maybe able to arrange for you to meet with members of the village.

Although many of the existing residents enjoy a very active social environment, there are no obligations for anyone to feel they have to join in. All residents’ privacy is respected and attendance or involvement in events and functions is totally at your discretion.

You can be sure to find something of interest at one of the many retirement villages located throughout Australia and remember, it’s always your choice – no-one will ever try to organise you.