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Retirement housing and living in aged care homes

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Retirement housing is a matter of great concern to many seniors. Where are we going live when we are older and perhaps need support? Will this be in one of those park-like retirement villages or perhaps one of those centres where we have a small apartment with meals provided? Retirement living is a challenge.

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Should You Rent Or Buy A Home In Retirement?

Should You Rent Or Buy A Home In Retirement? | Retirement Housing | Scoop.it
To answer that question, you’ll want to look at all the angles. Here’s how.

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Michael Stuart's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:33 PM

A Strong Argument for Buying 


If you’re raring to relocate now, today’s near-record low mortgage rates make this an unusually opportune time to buy.


A study by the real estate website Trulia recently concluded that buying a home would be cheaper than renting in all of the top 100 U.S. metropolitan markets if you take out a fixed, 30-year, 3.5% mortgage and stay in the home for at least seven years. (The average mortgage rate has risen slightly since the study came out, to 3.75%.)


Trulia has a rent vs. buy calculator (http://www.trulia.com/rent_vs_buy) that will let you plug in your own numbers to see which way the balance would tip in your case.


If your retirement is years away, however, the picture could change. Higher mortgage rates, fast-rising housing prices or a combination of the two might make renting look like a bargain.

Kairos Advisers LLC's curator insight, June 15, 2013 2:53 PM

It is important to consider housing options when retiring.  Downsizing is a common choice.  Ownership gives a level of comfort to most people.  However, the lack of flexibility does provide some disadvantages.  In your retirement years, if you want to travel a house keeps you bound to a particular area.  

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Rethinking retirement, the golden years

Rethinking retirement, the golden years | Retirement Housing | Scoop.it

Every day in this country about 10,000 people turn 65. And rather than basking in the sun in some pricey exotic locale, many of them are struggling to make ends meet. In 2011, the median income for people 65 and older was $27,707 for men and $15,362 for women. That same year, almost 3.6 million elderly people — nearly 1 in 10 — were living below the poverty line.

The recent recession hit baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, particularly hard.

 

Yet these realities do not have to presage a grim future. Just because the golden years aren’t what we were promised, that doesn’t mean we can’t create a more achievable image of retirement — a positive one that takes into account new opportunities to change people’s lives. In his book The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Dan Buettner studies communities with a significantly disproportionate number of centenarians. These “Blue Zones” exist in diverse cultures — from Okinawa, Japan, to Sardinia, Italy, to Loma Linda, California — but almost all of the centenarians share one characteristic: They are not just alive, they are living.

Throughout his book, Buettner shows the benefits of continued purposeful engagement, whether through work, volunteering, strong social connections, or involvement in a faith-based community. In these “Blue Zones,” older farmers still farm, older physicians still practice medicine, and older parents help care for later generations. These aren’t people who chase youth in the gym; they live in environments where physical activity is built into everyday life. Maybe most important, older adults in these communities aren’t shuffled to the side and ignored; they are respected and treated as learned advisers and mentors. All of this purposeful engagement correlates with longer life and better health.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:22 AM

For those living to age 65 the AVERAGE life expectancy is 17 more years.  The negative impact on heart, mind, soul and body of a leisure only retirement is signiciant and will not help seniors age optimally.

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Housing Community - Retirement Villages and Communities - Australian Retirement Villages

Housing Community - Retirement Villages and Communities - Australian Retirement Villages | Retirement Housing | Scoop.it
Retirement Pulse is a community designed for senior and retirement holders provides information on Retirement Communities and Australian Retirement Villages
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Retirement Villages and Communities Defined

So you have kicked your nine to five job and you’re officially retired. Your children have all left home and are building successful lives for themselves. Now is classed as ‘me time’

 

Read more at http://retirementpulse.com/eeny-meeny-miny-mo-to-which-retirement-village-shall-thou-go/

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Retirement living, housing, aged care homes

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Retirement pulse gives you a clear idea about Retirement living, housing, aged care homes.
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Retirement homes in vogue as Indians live longer and prosper | Reuters

Retirement homes in vogue as Indians live longer and prosper | Reuters | Retirement Housing | Scoop.it
PUNE (Reuters) - The Athashri retirement community offers the over-55 crowd Western-style amenities such as a clubhouse, gym, library and pool but with a distinctly Indian twist: a temple on site where (I really like this story.

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Housing Community – Aged Care Facilities - Nursing Homes in Australia

Housing Community – Aged Care Facilities - Nursing Homes in Australia | Retirement Housing | Scoop.it
Retirement Pulse is a community designed for senior and retirement holders provides information on Aged Care Facilities and Nursing Homes in Australia.
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Nursing Home Features Defined

It’s come time to consider where you’d like to lay your hat for the rest of your life. With you preferring to sit quietly these days rather than gallivanting around the countryside, you think that you should look at suitable aged care facilities and their retirement options.

But, how do you go about this and what do Australian nursing homes have to offer?

 

Read more at  http://retirementpulse.com/aged-care-facilities-under-the-microscope/

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