AFTER leaving work, most people seek to get the most out of their retirement.
Low-maintenance living, freedom to travel and the funds to do it are the goals for such an idyllic lifestyle.
It's a lifestyle more and more retirees are looking for and enjoying at retirement communities such as Jemalong in Forbes.
Having the freedom to enjoy more and longer travel is a high priority for many, and a retirement home is ideal for buyers looking to downsize and free up funds, while knowing that someone is keeping an eye on the house and making sure there are no maintenance issues.
Part of the appeal of Jemalong is you are able to just close the door and enjoy packing up the caravan and travelling, confident when you return, everything will be fine.
You don't need to worry about security or mowing the lawns, this is all looked after for you while you are away.
Staying home gives residents a fabulous lifestyle, too. Every light-filled home is designed to deliver style and substance, including Smeg appliances and generous storage.
The homes are a combination of two or three bedrooms, all with a back yard, integral garage and open-plan living. A community hub at the entrance to the village gives residents a place to meet and stay active and should they wish, use for a variety of activities such as yoga, pilates or even book club.
The village is supported by a village manager who helps the residents feel supported and encourages them to become involved in village life.
And when you buy into Jemalong you won't be subject to any stamp duty, which leaves more in the pot for you to enjoy your new lifestyle.
Home or away, a lockup and leave home really does mean less stress and more time for living well.
Catholic Healthcare was established in 1994 by the bishops of NSW and the ACT as a response to changing needs in the provision of health, aged, and community services.
Today, with an excess of 4000 employees, Catholic Healthcare provides health, aged, and community services, assisting more than 4200 people in NSW and is constantly expanding.