If you're reading this, you're at a point somewhere along a one to three year journey of conflicting thoughts and emotions. At the end, you'll decide whether you're ready to move into a retirement community.
- Sometimes a trigger event can speed up the need for a decision to be made.
- Maybe your home is getting too big to manage.
- Maybe you or your partner are experiencing health complications.
- Perhaps you're finding the burden of home responsibility overwhelming.
- Or it could be you need a safe environment with access to emergency care.
Whatever your reason, the obstacle that often gets in the way is fear. Fear of moving away from family, fear of lost independence, fear of losing touch with who you are and simply becoming another 'number'.
Studies back up the emotional investment that goes into the decision to make the move to village life. However, we know that the vast majority (89%) take less than three years considering it. What’s more, more than half of residents (51%) spent less than a year. And when you consider that many of our residents wish they had made the move sooner, it’s clear that arming yourself with the right knowledge is key.
Our residents are living proof of all there is to gain through village life - but the statistics back it up too. Recent research points to a significant positive impact as a result of moving into a village residence.
- 66% - improved feeling of confidence and security
- 45% - improved social life
- 46% - maintained social life
- 36% - improved mental wellbeing
- 24% - improved physical health*
*The McCrindle Baynes Village Census Report 2013-2014.
Perhaps the most exciting take here is that a huge 91% of residents experience the same or higher level of social life after their move. With other studies showing social interaction is the leading influencer behind living longer, happier lives, the benefits of village life are truly exciting, particularly in a world where traditional community interaction is on the decline.
You many think the City Beach lifestyle is out of reach, but at Ocean Gardens, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of accommodation options, from $345,000 apartments to $1.15 million luxury two bedroom apartments with ocean views. It’s just another reason why our community is so diverse, welcoming and refreshing.
When it comes to moving on in life, it’s important to surround yourself with people that understand you. At Ocean Gardens, we really care about the individuals who choose to live with us.
We know half of our residents come from the western suburbs, metro suburbs and beyond - even interstate or overseas. More than that, we understand where you’ve come from emotionally and how you want to experience your next life stage.
Here’s a quick snapshot of where our residents come from:
50% come from within 10kms of Ocean Gardens
74% come from within 15kms of Ocean Gardens
84% of Perth metropolitan residents come from the western and northern suburbs.
As you can see, many of us have lived or grew up in the area. Which makes sense really - with friendship and family networks already in place, the transition to Ocean Gardens can be quite natural. Yet the lure of our independent living community reaches far and wide. Some of our residents relocate from metro suburbs, while a small portion are prepared to move more than fifty kilometres to be part of our community, from Mandurah to Mundaring, even interstate or overseas.
That people are willing to give up the familiarity of home to gain a more independent lifestyle in new surroundings just goes to show how much there is to gain by making the most of life’s next stage. Oh, and the other great thing? Because we know where you’re coming from, both geographically and emotionally, we know our prices make this unique coastal lifestyle well within reach.
With such a diverse community, value and choice is incredibly important to you. That’s why we offer a wide range of properties for sale, from $345,000 apartments to $1.15 million luxury two bedroom apartments with ocean views.
We’d love to meet you and your family to see if we click so contact us today to find out more.