What should retirement look like beyond 2020?
29 October 2020
Balancing freedom and independence with safety and support needn’t be a compromise when deciding on retirement living option beyond 2020.
For over 65s the ‘r’ word can get complicated. Freedom, safety, independence and support are all important considerations when deciding what’s right for you and your loved ones. Over 65s shouldn’t have to compromise in their retirement years. These shouldn’t be choices to make, but instead par for the course when planning your next move.
Choosing the right village, one that prioritises customer experience and wellbeing can bring fulfilment and happiness within reach. Luxury living, beautiful views and a coastal lifestyle shouldn’t come at the expense of care services and a supportive community. Times are changing and we can strive to reimagine retirement.
Retirement reimagined at The Verge G.C
The trend towards luxury downsizing into vertical retirement living heralds an exciting new choice for today’s retirees, allowing them to pursue a positive and active lifestyle while remaining connected to neighbourhoods they know and love.
Located alongside the 10th fairway of Burleigh Golf Club, The Verge is a place where life will continue to be enjoyed. Co-located with the golf club, you’re only a chip shot away from the Clubhouse’s welcoming ambience and activities and close to some of Australia’s top beaches, entertainment hubs, shopping, and health clubs, putting you right in the heart of it all.
“A collaboration between RetireAustralia and Burleigh Golf Club, The Verge at Burleigh G.C. is the first of its kind on the Gold Coast and represents a new dimension in active retirement living,” said RetireAustralia Chief Executive Officer Dr Brett Robinson.
Characterised by independence and contemporary styling, the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses at The Verge create a sense of space and privacy. Each apartment boasts floor to ceiling glass doors to balconies providing sweeping outlooks from every angle. With an elevated position and secure access, you’ll have the freedom to lock up and leave without worry; and when you’re home, enjoy first-class retirement facilities with friends, family, your pets and a like-minded community.
An enviable coastal lifestyle
Start the day with a game of golf, a walk on the beach or some exercise at the Wellness Hub, the village’s on-site gym designed specifically for over 65s. Then head off for coffee with neighbours at the residents’ bar and café. You can spend your time relaxing at home or experiencing all that the Gold Coast has to offer before watching the sun go down from the rooftop terrace while entertaining friends and family over a barbeque. For non-golfers and golfers alike, the course is the perfect place to relax, enjoy daily walks and watch the world go by.
Safety in uncertain times
Beyond the importance of stunning views and world-class facilities, this year we have seen the strain social isolation can put on our wellbeing. “Social connection matters, especially as we age. Not only does it delay health problems related to ageing, but it provides us with happiness, security, support and a sense of purpose” says RetireAustralia Chief Executive Officer Dr Brett Robinson.
“Our research shows that feeling secure is one of the key benefits of retirement village living, and The Verge, with its unique vertical design, takes this to a new level. It has been specifically designed to enhance the wellbeing of residents and provide the peace of mind that comes with living in a safe, secure and friendly environment.”
Caring about care
At The Verge, independence and freedom are always the priorities, even during the times when you or your partner may require assistance. Needing care shouldn’t mean sacrificing who you are or the things that bring quality to your life. Care services and care professionals are on hand, giving you the flexibility to continue life your way.
Intentional design with over 65s in mind means homes at The Verge will be comfortable both now and in the future, enabling residents to remain close to the things they love. Apartments have been designed to Livable Housing Australia’s Gold Standard with wider hallways and openings, step-free shower recesses, and reinforced walls to allow later installation of grab rails. For added safety, every apartment includes an emergency call system which is monitored 24 hours a day.
Right now you may be more concerned with tee-off times, however, needing support and care are inevitable parts of our journey. While this topic may be uncomfortable to think about, having a home that can adapt to whatever life throws at you provides the safety net to enjoy life today, knowing care is available should you ever need it tomorrow.
Like-minded neighbours, lifelong friends
As a brand new development not only will you enjoy modern, state-of-the-art facilities in a sought after location, but are also presented with a rare opportunity to shape the community from day one.
Securing a place as inaugural residents you will be pivotal in creating a community of vibrant and active over 65s. Your values and interests will help form the village personality, attract like-minded neighbours and influence the events calendar.
Lorelei Bach, a local Gold Coast resident and future resident at The Verge says, “The Verge at Burleigh G.C. has everything I need. Perfect location close to the beach, convenience, and lifestyle. It has all the benefits of apartment living, but with the advantages of a like-minded community of similar age.“
Removing financial stress
The Verge contract is specifically designed to increase financial certainty for retirees by giving clarity, certainty and confidence at every stage.
“Moving into a retirement village is a big decision and retirees might feel concerned about affordability and hidden costs,” said RetireAustralia Chief Executive Officer, Dr Brett Robinson.
“It’s important to us that retirees and their family members have peace of mind from the very beginning. That’s why our sales contract for The Verge offers a simplified financial process and a high level of financial clarity at every stage,’’ Dr Robinson said.
“We specify, upfront, what the costs are, and what they cover. So residents know exactly what they will need to pay for the duration of their stay at The Verge.”
“From the day residents move in, they will know the outgoing payment they will receive. In uncertain times, many people find it comforting to know where they stand financially. ”
Independent living apartments from $510,000*
The Verge, which overlooks the 10th tee of the Burleigh Golf Course, is now well advanced in construction. With the first residents anticipated to move in early 2021 has been designed for a low-maintenance lifestyle and optimised for ease of living and mobility, with layouts to suit over 65s both now and in the future. A selection of stylish and vibrant one plus study, two and three-bedroom apartments are now selling fast.
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