Keeping fit and healthy and making the right mental adjustments will ensure a smooth transition into a happy and secure retirement. Make the most out of your new-found free time and enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
Ensure a smoother transition by retiring in stages
By easing off your workload over several years, you’ll be able to get used to the idea of not working and filling in your time in other ways. Ask your employer if you can cut back your working hours and start winding down gently.
Many of our residents at the Hume Retirement Resort started living in our village when they were in their mid-fifties, and were still working full time. They’ve found that transitioning from full time to part time work and then full time retirement has really worked well for them. It’s enabled them to move smoothly from a work based environment into using their free time to continue challenging themselves mentally as well as physically.
Retirement at the Hume Retirement Resort is a great Lifestyle Investment
Kelvin Gilder, Sales Manager at the Resort, explains that “buying into a Retirement Village should not be viewed as a financial investment but instead as an investment in your health and wellbeing in the latter phase of life. There are certainly opportunities elsewhere to invest $400,000 and show an excellent return but to what end. You still need to provide for a comfortable, safe and secure lifestyle and that’s what we offer. Certainly, the earlier you enter our village, say in your late 50’s, your financial return on the capital you’ve invested will be more meaningful when you leave as we allow our residents to retain 100% of capital growth”.
Read Kelvin’s full article What am I buying when I purchase a home in a Retirement Village?