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Posted March 23, 2020

Choosing Between Retirement Villages & Aged Care

Are you considering starting to plan the retirement years of your loved ones? There are plenty of options available on how retirement living on the Mornington Peninsula can be as fulfilling as possible. When choosing, it is important to first understand the difference between each one to ensure that it will give the ideal lifestyle for your loved ones. Moving into a new stage in life is a huge step, after all, and you want to have peace of mind that they will be well provided for. 

When planning retirement, people most often look into retirement villages and aged care homes. Both involve moving out from a regular home, with valuable benefits such as providing social programmes and activities to boost residents’ mood and morale, assured safety and security as well as being surrounded with peers with whom they can strike strong friendships.  

Retirement villages and aged care homes have unique benefits and advantages that are suitable for specific people. To help you decide, here are some of the key characteristics of each that you should take note of. 

Retirement villages

Retirement villages provide safety, security and independence to residents. Make the most of your retirement at a village that will allow you to enjoy all your interests, and make new friends while you’re at it! 

Here at Village Glen, we have villas and apartments designed with classic elegance, offering our residents high-quality living. There are beautifully landscaped gardens that they can enjoy, as well as plenty of opportunities for socialisation. There are facilities for those who would like to play sports and keep active, such as our stunning 9-hole golf course. 

We also offer a wide variety of activities that our residents can participate in, such as working in the vegetable gardens, creating quilts in the craft centre or making woodcraft in the workshop. Whichever hobby they would like to take up, we do our best to support.

Aged care homes

Another option is living in aged care homes. These facilities are designed to provide constant care and support, accommodating residents with a broad range of needs. If daily activities such as personal maintenance and eating require assistance, living in an aged care home is ideal. 

Village Glen Aged Care Residences can be found in Mornington and Capel Sound, and we provide state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch care to our residents. Both functional and beautiful, our rooms are well-designed with complete amenities such as flat-screen TVs, built-in wardrobes and cooling fans or air conditioners. 

We also have beauty salons, physio zones, gardens and sporting areas that our residents could visit and enjoy. 

Looking for a reputable retirement village or aged care services provider?

Village Glen offers you the ideal retirement on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. We have options for retirement living, aged care services and home care services. All of our services provide round-the-clock emergency care to ensure that all our residents receive the support and resources they need.

For enquiries, please call us on 1300 VILL GLEN (1300 8455 4536) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. You can also reach out to schedule a tour around our facilities in Capel Sound and Mornington.