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Don’t Let Complex Contracts Scare You Away From Retirement Village Living

Don’t Let Complex Contracts Scare You Away From Retirement Village Living

September 8, 2014
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Retirement Villages have been in the firing line of late, with recent media focus on what many might consider unconscionable fees charged to residents and the complexity of contracts that could bamboozle even the sharpest of seniors.

The ABCS’s Alan Kohler weighed into the debate, while the […]

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Does Fear of Change Stop You in Your Tracks?

Does Fear of Change Stop You in Your Tracks?

July 30, 2014
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I’d like to tell you about two widows in their seventies, who have been best of friends for many years. Joan recently moved into a retirement village; Valerie still lives in her home of 40 years.

Soon after Joan settled into her new apartment, the retirement village […]

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Choose to Face Reality with Courage and Conviction

Choose to Face Reality with Courage and Conviction

As our business of serving Australian seniors expands, we have the pleasure learning about new perspectives from the interesting people we meet. They often have information we think is important to share with you as we build our resource of senior-focused professionals. Such is the case with […]

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On The Rise: APARTMENT LIVING FOR SENIORS

On The Rise: APARTMENT LIVING FOR SENIORS

May 30, 2014
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It was my absolute pleasure recently to meet with Chris Johnson, CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia, to discuss the issues surrounding Apartment Living For Seniors.

Chris Johnson is the CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia, an organisation that represents property developers and financiers. He was previously NSW Government Architect […]

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The Flip Side to Downsizing: HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

The Flip Side to Downsizing: HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

May 9, 2014
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Recent articles on housing affordability focus on first time home buyers being priced out of the real estate market. 

What gets a lot less press, but may be even more important, is the affect this is having on the 50+ Australian population.

There is a pervasive assumption that […]

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Hmmm… Do You REALLY Know What Your Partner Wants In A New Home?

Hmmm… Do You REALLY Know What Your Partner Wants In A New Home?

April 25, 2014
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If you have been in a long-term relationship, you both might think you already know each other’s positions on most issues. After all, you have been through a lot together, and there have been many instances where your intuition about your partner’s thoughts on an […]

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