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Ivan enjoys retirement in the Perth Hills of Yallambee Retirement Village

Baptistcare Yallambee Retirement Village has offered Ivan Halbert a home amongst nature to enjoy during his retirement years.

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Ivan enjoys retirement in the Perth Hills of Yallambee Retirement Village

05 June 2019

News | Retirement Living

The great outdoors have always been a big part of 84-year-old Ivan Halbert’s life. A farmer by trade and tradition, he has spent the majority of his time enjoying the wonders of nature and was reluctant to compromise when it came time to downsize to a retirement village.

“After my wife passed away I continued living in our family home for 12 years but looking after a large place with four bedrooms and a swimming pool became too much on my own,” he said.

In early 2018, knowing he was ready for a change, Ivan’s family encouraged him to look at a home for sale at Baptistcare Yallambee Retirement Village in Mundaring.

“Initially I thought I would find it too small compared to what I was used to, but it turned out to be the best move I’ve made in 20 years,” he said.

Set in the picturesque suburb of Mundaring, Baptistcare Yallambee Retirement Village combines the serenity of a natural setting with all the home comforts to create a relaxing place to live. Ideally located within walking distance to Mundaring’s town centre and its shops, cafes, and library, the pet friendly village features spacious common areas including a large function room that caters for a variety of social activities.

According to Ivan, the bush surrounds and close proximity to Mundaring’s town centre are Baptistcare Yallambee’s standout features.

“Being amongst nature has always been important to me and my home here is surrounded by trees, bird life and bandicoots.”

“It’s also so close to town that everything is in easy walking distance,” he said.

Fifteen months after making the move to Baptistcare Yallambee, Ivan says he’s never looked back.

“Moving here was a brilliant decision, I couldn’t be happier,” Ivan said.

Click here for more information about retirement living at BaptistCare.