Entering an aged care facility might mean that a person requires medical care but, setting that aside, they’re always the same person they have always been. It is then important that aged care residents continue to maintain and enjoy more or less the same lifestyle despite being in a new community with new people. Actively participating in meaningful social activities is essential for both their emotional and physical well-being.
In fact, research shows that loneliness and social isolation are health risks to the elderly. It can decrease lifespan and cause depression. If you or a loved one is living or planning on living in aged care home, meaningful activities can be very beneficial. No matter how small, these activities can give you a sense of purpose, give you the opportunity to connect with other residents, and improve physical well-being.
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Operating on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 40 years, Village Glen offers all facets of aged care, with retirement living, aged care residences and home care services.
What makes Village Glen unique in the aged care industry is that it is a family business. It’s owned and operated by the Jacobsen family, with six family members over three generations currently working for the group. As a family that is born and bred on the Peninsula, this is where their passion lies.
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Village Glen is well known on the Mornington Peninsula for Village Glen Retirement Living in Capel Sound, a premium retirement community that “has it all” and has been thriving for 40 years.
Over the last seven years Village Glen has worked tirelessly in the Aged Care space, opening up an incredibly luxurious facility in Capel Sound in 2014 where care meets state of the art.
Village Glen’s most recent project has been Village Glen at Mornington. A brand-new campus that offers the best facilities and equipment in aged care. But more importantly creates that feeling of home.
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Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular retirement spots—and for a good reason. Known for its white sandy beaches, wineries, and rolling hills, Mornington Peninsula is located just 40 kilometres southeast of Melbourne and is the perfect option for those looking to retire somewhere calm and peaceful, yet close to the Melbourne CBD.
Here are some of the best reasons to move into a retirement home on the Mornington Peninsula:
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Making a decision to move to an aged care facility can be a difficult one, especially when it comes to the financial aspects of it. So, here’s a simple overview of the basic costs and fees associated with moving to an aged care facility so that you can make an informed choice.
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Moving your loved ones to an aged care facility can be a difficult decision for anyone. But sometimes, caring for them can go beyond what family or friends can provide. In such cases, opting for an aged care facility is a viable choice. Residential aged care facilities offer round-the-clock care and have aged care professionals onsite to assist residents and tend to their needs.
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You’ve looked at retirement villages and found a great place to live, but before you move, you’ll probably need to do some downsizing. Deciding what to keep and what to let go of can be pretty stressful, especially if your new retirement home can’t accommodate all of your possessions.
To make your journey as easy possible, here are some useful downsizing tips to follow before you move into a retirement home. Continue reading “Downsizing Tips To Keep In Mind Before You Move Into A Retirement Village”
Retirement can offer many opportunities to explore and try new things you have always wanted to do and reinvigorate your way of life. Whether it’s exploring the world, taking that course you’ve always wanted to, or pursuing your hobbies full-time, retirement can be just as active as your ‘working life’ if you want it to be.
Here are nine activities worth thinking about.
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There are currently 184,000 Australians living in retirement villages, according to a recent report by the Property Council Australia. This number is projected to double by 2025. So why are retirement villages growing in popularity?
Retirement villages are revolutionising the way to live out your senior years. Retirement villages not only offer a comfortable pace of life for their residents but also provide more avenues for socialisation and fun. Forget about canes and bathroom slippers and think living in a trendy hotel —full-time.
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If you’ve been considering the move into a retirement village, there’s no shortage of options or questions! Retirement villages cater to people aged 60 and older have shown steady growth across the country. In fact, around five percent of Australians 65 and older live in retirement villages.
But while there are plenty of options, it also presents a number of questions, such as legal, financial, and social considerations. So, before you sign on the dotted line, ask yourself these questions.
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