Any time after the age of 60 and you don’t need to be retired to move in. Many people move to a village from their family home because they want less maintenance and more free time. The decision to move should not be based on age but all about the lifestyle you desire.
When you walk through the village entrance you should feel right at home. The essentials of a good village are: your own beautiful apartment, a welcoming community, modern facilities, an active social life, a friendly village manager and staff. It is a place where you are respected and treasured.
All our apartments are owner-occupied so you will need to be able to purchase your own. Other expenses include the General Service Charge (the weekly fee – it varies depending on the village you choose to live so please check with your sales consultant for current information about these charges) and residents are responsible for normal services to their apartment such as electricity, water, phone, internet and content insurance.
Independent research from the National Village Survey 2018 shows an overwhelming majority, or 84 per cent of village residents, were happy with their life – much higher than those who had stayed in their family home. We also offer the added benefit of Aura Holdings’ transfer program, so if you feel you would be happier living in another of our villages in southeast Queensland, we can help with that too.
Retirement village residents secure a lease over a property. In a lifestyle community the lease only covers the land – the house you purchase is required to be technically relocatable. Retirement villages are registered under the Retirement Villages Act while lifestyle communities are covered under the same laws as caravan parks. There are also differences in the costs for maintenance and repairs. Read our blog ‘Comparing your retirement living options’.
One of the most often heard statements in our villages is “I wish I’d moved here sooner.’’ Vibrant retirement villages offer numerous lifestyle and social benefits. Without home maintenance but with your friends on hand and state-of-the-art facilities, residents feel like they are on holiday every day.
You will never be lonely! Residents enjoy active social lives surrounded by friendly, like-minded neighbours, all relishing more leisure time without the burden of home maintenance. Our villages are purpose-built for safe ageing, with added peace of mind from security and the support of your village manager and staff.
Most people leave the family home and move to a retirement village because they want less maintenance, less cleaning and more free time. It’s not about age but the lifestyle you desire.
A real point of difference for Aura Holdings is our Resident Transfer Program. If you need somewhere to live before your apartment is ready you can move into a vacant apartment at one of our other established villages in southeast Queensland, then transfer to your new home. Read more about the Resident Transfer Program on our blog.
We can make the purchase of your apartment subject to the sale of your home and are happy to work with you and allow sufficient time to sell. If needed, we can recommend agents in the area who sold our other residents’ homes. We can also provide referrals for professionals who can assist with downsizing and decluttering.
Well behaved pets are very welcome under our Pet Ownership Rules. Your pet is sure to become a much-loved member of the village community. Read our blog about pets in the villages.
Yes, of course, it is your home and family and friends are very welcome. In fact, just try keeping them away when they see all the fabulous facilities on offer! If you have guests staying for an extended period, we do ask that you apply for a guest licence. Click here to learn more about the range of community facilities provided at Aura villages.
Yes, all our villages are registered as retirement villages with the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works.
Our retirement village residents live independently in their own modern and spacious apartments with support on hand if needed. The residents of an aged-care facility usually only have a room and perhaps an ensuite, and there are more residents who receive a higher level of assistance with their personal care and daily living.
You need to be at least 60 and may still be in the workforce. Eligibility is by way of approval to make sure we have residents of good nature who fit in with our friendly village.
Aura Holdings, a Queensland-owned retirement village operator, was founded in 2016 by Tim Russell and Mark Taylor, who together have more than 35 years’ experience working within the industry. Aura Holdings is developing and managing six high-quality retirement communities in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Toowoomba. At Aura, we create communities built on three fundamental principles: fairness, freedom and transparency. Learn more about Aura Holdings.