New retirement living options information sessions

Additional venues and dates have been announced for our popular and free Retirement Living Options program of information events in Queensland.

If you are considering buying into or already live in retirement village or manufactured home, these sessions are an opportunity to find out more about this important part of retirement, including your options and rights.

The free information sessions will be held at:

  • Brisbane

o   Beenleigh 14 March

o   Chermside  21 March

o   Taringa  28 May

o   Calamvale  5 June

o   Corinda  12 March

o   Wynnum-Manly    4 March

  • Cairns                                      21 March
  • Toowoomba                           15 April
  • Nerang                                    26 April
  • Hervey Bay                             14 May
  • Rockhampton                         28 May

The full program and venue details are available here

The Retirement Living Options program was introduced after the Queensland Government last year tightened legislation affecting retirement villages and manufactured homes to better protect residents.

The free sessions provide information about the key characteristics of retirement villages and manufactured home parks; factors to consider when deciding where you’ll live; recent changes to the law that provide better consumer protections; and where to go for more information, advice and support.

Guest speakers vary but will either be a Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland Peer Educator or a solicitor from Caxton Legal Centre’s Queensland Retirement Village and Parks Advisory Service (QRVPAS). Peer Educators, who are seniors, are fully trained and volunteer their time to talk through information in a way that is easy to understand.

Many of the events are hosted by National Seniors branches and people attending are welcome to stay for a meeting of the branch after the presentation.

For more information and to register, click here.

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