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Discover the top 3 benefits of downsizing

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17 August 2023

BaptistCare | News

Thinking of making a move, but not sure if Retirement Living is for you?

We understand: it’s a big decision. It might help to consider the upside to downsizing: the many, many benefits for you - and your family!

Generally speaking, Retirement Villages provide a space that supports you – encouraging your interests and minimising your mental load. And while most people move into retirement living communities in their 70s, it's worth noting that downsizing earlier can reduce the chances of needing aged care.

As one BaptistCare resident said:

"People should make the move while they're still young enough to enjoy it!"

Why? Read on to discover the top 3 benefits of Retirement Living:

Benefit #1: Low-maintenance living: lock, leave, and love where you live!

One of the most significant advantages of downsizing from a stand-alone family home, often situated on steep blocks or with multiple stories, is the freedom from ongoing maintenance costs and upkeep work.

Just imagine: no more large lawns to mow, gardens to tend, or constant repairs to make!

At Angus Bristow, you can enjoy the freedom of a low-maintenance lifestyle without giving up your own private, easy-to-maintain yard. This means you can still entertain your family and friends - without worrying about weeds or overgrown grass!

Moreover, if you ever want to travel, you can simply lock and leave, knowing that our team will keep a safe eye on your home while you’re gone.

Benefit #2: Community: good neighbours, good friends.

Moving into an established community means you already have a social network to connect in – and are free to engage with as frequently or infrequently as you wish!

We all have fond memories of a time when the place we called home was more than just a street or a neighbourhood—it was a genuine community. Angus Bristow has been created with this kind of community in mind; offering a village lifestyle that combines all modern convenience with the values of a friendly neighbourhood that we all loved growing up.

From social activities, clubs, and events, to shared spaces and communal areas, you can build new friendships and enjoy a sense of belonging that fosters happiness and well-being.

Benefit #3: Care: extra support, should you ever need it!

At Angus Bristow, you can live as independently as you wish, with the added benefit of help and support as your needs change. Our community is designed to accommodate your needs, ensuring you have the freedom to focus on the things you love.

Like a lot of Retirement Villages, Angus Bristow includes:

  • an On-site Village Manager,
  • a 24-hour Emergency Call System,
  • and Home Care available on-site.

Additionally, right next door to Angus Bristow, you will find our brand-new aged care home, offering a household model of care. These new "households" provide a home-style environment, fostering a tight-knit community built on love, care, and support. With full-time nurses and 24/7 support, you'll receive all the care you need, coupled with the comfort and familiarity of home. Say goodbye to sterile, hospital-like spaces and embrace everyday life shared with small groups, complete with a kitchen and a living room.

See for yourself!

If you’re keen to experience all the benefits of Angus Bristow Village, get in touch with our team. We have 36 brand-new apartments launching later this year and we’d love to welcome you into the community.