The sooner the better
When I talk with people who are investigating the pros and cons of living at Balmoral, I find there are a lot of misconceptions generally about retirement villages.
While I think Balmoral is one of the best villages in Victoria, these comments apply to most villages and, hopefully, will help you make your decision about where you want to live.
Some people think you are admitting you are “over the hill” when you enter a retirement village, yet there are quite active people, as young as 55, who are enjoying their new found village lifestyle.
One of the most common statements you get from people asked about retirement village life is that they’re not quite ready yet.
But the most common statement from residents is “I wish I had made the move earlier”
Of course not everyone in the village uses the bowling green or the Club facilities or participates in village activities every minute of the day.
A lot of people want to find their way at their own pace and we always say that you can be as active or as leisurely as you like at Balmoral.
And under the lifetime lease agreement, residents of Balmoral don’t have any of the obligations of property ownership and body corporate commitments (or the hassles!).
Security is also a major attraction.
You can go away for a holiday or to visit friends without having to worry about the mail, watering the plants or watching over your possessions. You can walk around the village with complete peace of mind. It is just that much more secure than the average suburb.
And, of course, there is the security and support you get when you live with like-minded people.