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What to look for in a Retirement Village

Saturday 1 January 2022, 4:41AM
By Beckie Wright
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The Vines At Bethlehem have some advice on what to look for in a retirement village. 

Retirement Villages can vary considerably, so you need to know what to look for when choosing a retirement villa for yourself, or maybe your parents. One of the primary things you should consider is whether the Retirement Village offers on-site facilities that you may require now or in the future.  

Does the Village allow for extra services to be provided to you in your unit/apartment/villa such as cleaning, provision of meals and assistance with day-to-day living? Regarding home support and personal cares, often this can be arranged via a referral from your Doctor to your local DHB who will arrange an assessment of your needs. This may enable you to stay in your villa for longer which is what most people prefer where possible.  

Another important factor to look for when choosing a Retirement Village is the presence of social activities as companionship is one of the main reasons for living in a Village. Many Villages offer social activities for residents to participate in, such as walking groups, crafts, bowls, swimming pool, gym, café and bar or even a choir. Any Village that you choose should offer ways for you to socialise and engage with other residents, as much or as little as you would like to. 

You should consider how close the Village is to your family, friends and any local attractions and amenities. Being close to shops, supermarkets, medical facilities, and public transport can be an important factor to consider when choosing a Village. 

Established with a gold class lifestyle in mind, The Vines at Bethlehem is easily one of the best Retirement Villages in New Zealand.  Offering fantastic on-site amenities and facilities suitable for active retirees, all within a gorgeous setting, The Vines at Bethlehem is the perfect place to call home. 

Experience The Vines at Bethlehem for yourself by visiting their Showhome on weekdays, and with this in mind, please take a moment to find out more about retirement villages Tauranga and luxury retirement homes by visiting their website at www.thevinesatbethlehem.co.nz .