A tale of working retirees

View from an retirement living apartment in Adelaide CBD

Most older Australians are living longer, healthier lives – and want or need – to work longer.

Data published by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) revealed that only 49% of Australians aged 65 and older are retired — a decrease from 2018 figures where 60% of people in the age group reported they had entered retirement.

ACH Group Real Estate Services Manager Nat Johncock said there has been an increase in people who are still working and who are considering or choosing retirement living.

“A retirement village is called that for a reason, to relax during retirement – but that doesn’t mean you can’t work still. In fact, a large number of people who live in ACH Group communities still have paid jobs,” she said.

“One resident at city apartments Spence on Light works in the CBD, and moved into the apartments to be within an easy walking distance to work.

“Many people feel more comfortable making the transition to retirement over time, and making the move to a retirement village sooner rather than later gives them time to adjust financially to a more affordable and easy to manage lifestyle.

Not to mention opening up new opportunities to spend more time doing the things they enjoy.

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to making the move to retirement living, it is important to ‘do it your way’.”

Nat added that retirement villages offer many lifestyle and practical benefits.

“Residents enjoy a strong community of like-minded individuals who want to live safely and comfortably surrounded by people in similar stages of life,” she said.

Retirement living: live the way you want to, where you want to.

If you’re thinking about downsizing to a more manageable lifestyle, ACH Group retirement living is the smart move:

  • Select from a wide range of affordable homes located across Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula.
  • Your small pet is welcome at most locations.
  • Enjoy peace of mind with our maintenance and gardening service.
  • Engage in social events to create new friendships.
  • Access ACH Group services to optimise your health and wellbeing.

Interested to learn more about retirement living?

View from Spence on Light Retirement Living apartment

Spence on Light – located in the heart of Adelaide CBD, conveniences at your doorstep!

The secure one-bedroom retirement living apartments feature quality fixtures and fittings, light-filled open plan living and alfresco balconies with views galore.

Plus, a city lifestyle is only a short walk away with shops, cafes, public transport, Central Market, the new RAH and Adelaide’s green parklands right on the doorstep.