The decision has been made to downsize and now it’s time to think about where you would like to spend your retirement years. It’s an important decision that will impact greatly on your budget, lifestyle and enjoyment.

For example, should you move closer to family? These days, there is a high probability that younger families will move frequently in their lifetime due to changing employment or their own desire to create a new lifestyle. This means you would need to decide whether to move again or stay in a less convenient location.

When thinking about where you might retire to there are some points to keep in mind:

You will want to be able to easily travel to family and friends, and vice versa. This is where Cedar on Collins in Kiama, is perfect. Located a few minutes from the A1, the 90-minute drive to Sydney is straight forward. Plus Kiama has great public transport options too.

Additionally, consider how far it is to supermarkets, shops, and restaurants. And don’t forget quality medical facilities. Lifestyle living locations should be close to the amenities that are important to you.

Quality of life
Decide what is going to be important to you in retirement. If good restaurants are a must, factor this in. Is it important for a bowling club or other sports facility be within proximity? Choosing a coastal retirement gives you the opportunity for a healthy outdoors lifestyle, generally providing swimming or surfing beaches, bushwalking and amazing scenery. It’s a perfect location to improve mental wellness and overall health.

Retirement support
A vital aspect when it comes to deciding the perfect retirement location is the availability of a good retirement support system. Isolation and loneliness are two factors which frequently impact on retirees as they age. Living in a quality retirement community such as Cedar on Collins is a good solution, enabling neighbours to become friends.

There are other aspects you could consider but these 3 would be amongst the top when it comes to enjoying your retirement location.

You may have to pay a departure fee when you leave this village. You may have to share any capital gains received with the operator of this village.

Cedar on Collins proudly supports Destination Kiama.

Fresh Hope Communities acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people as the Traditional Custodians of this land and recognise their connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.