There is no doubt that many people considering moving to a Retirement Village are absolutely bamboozled by the financial model that is usually employed. This can create uncertainty, suspicion, and procrastination. Worse still, it often means that people finish up committing to other forms of accommodation that ultimately prove unsatisfactory as they age. This might [...]


When Should You Move to Retirement Living?


It’s the old “how long is a piece of string” question. Everyone and every circumstance is different. What is without question though is the fact that most people that do make the move will say; “I wish we had of done this sooner”! There is no doubt that making the move earlier rather than later [...]

When Should You Move to Retirement Living?2019-03-08T16:22:23+10:00

Retirement Living And The Family


We all know what a big decision it is to “up traps” from the family home and move into a Retirement Village. We also know that a lot of people, particularly members of your family, will have opinions and comments they will want to air. Many of these comments may be negative as in the [...]

Retirement Living And The Family2019-03-08T16:20:36+10:00

Deferred Management or Exit Fees


Probably the most talked about, and most misunderstood issue when considering a move to a Retirement Village, is the Deferred Management Fee (DMF). Unfortunately, it is also quite often the reason that many older Australians finish up making the wrong decision in regard to accommodation for their latter years. There is no denying that a [...]

Deferred Management or Exit Fees2019-03-08T16:23:27+10:00

Downsizing for Retirement Living


I know. The mere thought of packing up your belongings is enough to give you a headache. Not to mention the emotional trauma of leaving the family home, that you’ve probably lived in for many years. But you’ve made the right decision, and now you’re looking forward to the beginning of the rest of your [...]

Downsizing for Retirement Living2019-03-04T10:17:32+10:00

Calling all Sydney based retirees: should you go village, resort or downsize?


Sydney based retirees are demanding a lot more from their retirement living options – and Albury based Hume Retirement Resort (HRR) are working overtime to ensure all their wishes are being met… “We believe we offer Albury’s best lifestyle for the over 55s, either retired or still working and we know you’ll agree once you’ve [...]

Calling all Sydney based retirees: should you go village, resort or downsize?2019-02-11T09:26:05+10:00

Round One of the Inter-Village Bowls Competition


Monday 29 October was a perfect day weather wise for the opening round of the Inter Village Bowls Competition held at the Hume Retirement Resort. Despite the perfect weather and great company, we were sadly not successful on the links! Hume fielded two teams of four bowlers but were soundly defeated by both Gateway and [...]

Round One of the Inter-Village Bowls Competition2018-10-31T17:23:59+10:00

Could Albury be Australia’s Most Liveable Provincial City?


Situated on the mighty Murray River, essentially half way between Melbourne and Sydney, it offers an excellent four season climate and a slower paced lifestyle now unobtainable in the major cities. Albury, and its Victorian neighbour Wodonga, boasts first class major medical facilities, four major shopping complexes, an ‘up to the minute’ airport, great clubs [...]

Could Albury be Australia’s Most Liveable Provincial City?2018-10-17T08:36:28+10:00

Everything you ever wanted to know about downsizing…


Over the years we all tend to accumulate stuff… lots of stuff. Our homes, garages and gardening sheds are all full of stuff. Instead of getting rid of stuff we buy new cupboards, fill up spare rooms. Some of us buy beach homes or country retreats to relax in for long weekends and holidays. Within [...]

Everything you ever wanted to know about downsizing…2018-08-30T16:11:41+10:00

The benefits of retiring to regional centres like Albury…


A vibrant, shining and bustling location, Albury-Wodonga offers everything a major city centre has and more. Perfectly located between Melbourne and Sydney straddling the Murray River, residents enjoy a lifestyle that combines space and relaxation with all the benefits of city living. Albury’s strong population growth, vibrant culture and strategic location are just some [...]

The benefits of retiring to regional centres like Albury…2018-02-06T15:38:07+10:00