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3 Benefits of downsizing

Downsizing from a family home with the decades of memories is almost always a difficult decision. Learn about the benefits of downsizing to a BaptistCare retirement village in this blog.

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22 June 2021

Stories | Retirement Living

Downsizing from a family home, with the decades of memories and belongings that are usually involved, is almost always a very difficult decision. But if left too late, it can be a decision of necessity rather than choice. As so many people who have already moved into a BaptistCare over-55s retirement village say to me, “People should make the move while they’re still young enough to enjoy it!”

1. Freedom from maintenance

One of the biggest benefits of downsizing from a stand-alone family home and garden to an over-55s village is the freedom from ongoing maintenance costs and upkeep work - demands most people are thrilled to leave behind. There are no large lawns to mow, gardens to tend or repairs to make. At Yarra Rossa, our staff will take care of all of this, so residents can spend more time doing the things they love.

2. The range of on site facilities in a retirement village

Another benefit is the ease of access that a village like Yarra Rossa offers to communal facilities including, in Yarra Rossa’s case, an indoor heated pool and fully equipped gym, library, bowling green and hair and beauty salon. There will also be a wide range of groups and clubs to participate in, and there will be village staff on site should any problems arise.

3. Community

Downsizing from a standalone family home to an Independent Living retirement village like Yarra Rossa means that you are free to connect and engage with others as frequently or infrequently as you wish. We can all remember a time when the place you called home wasn’t just a street or a neighbourhood but a real community. Yarra Rossa has been created with this way of living in mind, offering a village lifestyle that combines all the modern luxuries with the values of a friendly neighbourhood that we all loved growing up.

About Yarra Rossa

Canberra's newest independent retirement community is now open.

Located in the central suburb of Red Hill, this new BaptistCare community is a place like no other. Featuring a range of apartment designs, outdoor gardens and walking tracks plus a wealth of high end facilities in a resort-style community, Yarra Rossa is a place you’ll truly love.

Find out more about Yarra Rossa