Retirement village residents have a greater sense of wellbeing than people of the same age living in the wider community.

Retirement living is all about personal wellbeing. The vast majority of residents say they feel more satisfied and content after they move into a retirement village.

Not only do residents gain the benefits of security, lifestyle and friendship in a village, but they are also able to maintain their health and wellbeing and adopt a holistic approach to life.

Retirement villages provide their residents with a strong sense of community. They are freed from many of the household chores and maintenance, giving them more time to interact and enjoy the companionship of like-minded people.

There’s more time to participate in wellness programs and to maintain and nurture relationships through the variety of activities on offer – people can do as much or as little as they want.

Many villages have Wellness Centres, which offer residents recreational and leisure opportunities like swimming laps in the indoor pool, enjoying a spa or joining in an exercise or aerobics program. There are plenty of opportunities for residents to take advantage of hydrotherapy classes, a variety of fitness classes, massage therapies and in some cases rehabilitation programs to assist with joint conditions, arthritis and other similar conditions.

More sedate options include tai chi or meditation. But whatever you choose, keep in mind that retirement villages provide all these different kinds of activities to ensure your health and wellbeing.