Since retiring from teaching I have written 4 books to encourage children to love and accept themselves and develop emotional resilience. They are available as e-books from www.TheNewChildrenSeries.com
Published July 24th 2016
Independent Living at its Best for Babyboomers
What do you do when you're ready to retire but don't know in which direction your future lies? You know you need to downsize; the kids have all flown the nest and you don't need the big family home any longer. You'd love a place of tranquility where there's less hustle and bustle and no traffic jams but you still want to be able to visit markets, golf clubs, museums, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and interesting shops and also have easy access to an airport for the trips you've been dreaming of for years. Your favourite TV show is 'Escape to the Country' but you don't know how to bring about your own idyllic semi-rural experience.
Look no further than Mountain View Retirement Village set in 28 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in Murwillumbah. The two and three bedroom units are set in lush surroundings that also incorporate a lake, bowling green and swimming pool. Other facilities include a library, work shed, veggie patch, gift shop, hairdresser and communal common rooms.
Walking around the lake is a fun way to get fit.
Did I mention you'll never have to mow a lawn or whipper snip again? Now that's a luxury many retirees appreciate but for those with green thumbs who still long to grow their own flowers, herbs and vegetables there's space to maintain small gardens. There's also a bigger veggie patch for the more serious gardeners.
Herb and veggie gardens for those with green fingers.
People who retire to Mountain View have many different priorities. Some want to head off for extended holidays in their caravans, others want to travel overseas knowing they can lock up their homes and they'll be safe and secure while they're away. Many others are happy with the occasional visit to family and friends and want to spend most of their time in their local community with their new neighbours and friends in Mountain View.
As in any suburb, people are drawn together by shared interests and Mountain View is no different. Many friendships are formed and small groups get together to share food, drink and laughter. There's also a Social Committee that provides opportunities for residents to engage in activities such as art classes, tai chi, bingo, indoor and outdoor bowls, table tennis, line dancing and cards as well as special functions such as the monthly morning teas. There are occasional big ticket functions such as the poolside cocktail party, Christmas in July and of course celebrations for Christmas, St Patrick's Day and The Biggest Morning Tea, to mention only a few. However, there's no compulsion to join in activities and all residents are free to live their own lives as they choose and to follow their own interests.
Beautiful Mount Warning in the distance.
Those who live in Mountain View say they love the peace and security their lifestyle provides. They enjoy their independence and relish the time to relax and enjoy hobbies and interests after leading busy lives pursuing careers and raising families.
Wildlife abounds in a tranquil setting.
There's a sense of confidence regarding the future too; they know they can call on the handyman for small jobs, press an emergency buzzer for help should they need it, and they know there's a more supported accommodation option at The Lodge, a nearby facility, if the time comes when they would like more support.
Mountain View is one secret that shouldn't be kept hidden but shared with the growing world of the over sixties.
Mountain View Retirement Village is managed by Aveo and Molly the sales manager can be contacted for more information on 0417136869 or check out the website www.aveo.com.au/mountainview