Everyone's idea of the perfect retirement lifestyle is different. Some like to stay independent while some prefer a little help. Lend Lease have a number of retirement villages that cater for those who require some assisted living.
Making a worthwhile contribution to the community is part of Freedoms DNA, so it's hardly surprising that his new service is one that guarantees the safety and respect of senior citizens and parents wanting the best for their children.
If you are over 65 years old, you have a one in three chance of falling this year. For people aged 80 or over, the risk increases to one in two.
Retirement used to be the cue to close the curtains on life as you knew it; nowadays retirement is largely embraced as a time for personal growth through new opportunities.
Set in the beautiful and tranquil Maerim Valley near Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand, Care Resort Chiang Mai is a retirement care facility on 11 acres with mountain views.
Lend Lease villages in New Zealand are communities in their own right, with a far greater sense of camaraderie than you'll find in most big city neighbourhoods.
Recently Barry Hunt and his wife, Mavis, sold their home and moved to Rutherford Retirement Village. Life is great and their advice is "Don't wait till you are too old".
With increasing longevity, particularly over the past century, our lives can roughly be divided into thirds. The growing up years, working years, and the ageing years.
John Patterson, a New Zealand Positive Ageing Ambassador, has done much to promote positive ageing throughout the country and, in particular, in his own community of Christchurch.
John Miles is a very energized and alive 75 years old. On reflection he figures that he started getting ready for retirement when he was about twelve.