Land lease communities are ideal for retirees and downsizers.
Living in natural surroundings improves your health and wellbeing.
- Community living fosters friendships, which can also benefit your health and longevity.
It’s no secret that where you live can significantly influence both your quality of life and your health.
Studies suggest that being surrounded by nature promotes physical, mental, and spiritual healing.
Daily access to green and blue spaces – from leafy wilderness and open skies to sparkling seas – has been shown to be a key component of healthy ageing.
If you are contemplating a sea or a tree change, you should consider the benefits of land lease communities.
Ingenia Lifestyle has a range of expertly designed land lease communities across the east coast of Australia that are ideal or retirees and downsizers.
Apart from being surrounded by nature, life in an over-55s land lease community will put you among a strong network of people who are at the same stage of life.
This will offer you the perfect opportunity to expand your friendship circle – and having good friends close by is another key element to living a happy and healthy life.
Studies of the retirement living sector found that seniors who live in intentional communities – that is, those designed to have a high degree of social cohesion – experience better health and wellbeing.
An Australian study conducted by the Centre for Ageing Studies at Flinders University, found that those with a large group of friends lived longer than those with little or no social contact.
The authors suggest that companions discourage unhealthy behaviours such as smoking and drinking, and the comfort friends provide may help reduce the risk of depression and increase self-esteem.
Ingenia communities have a clubhouse for coffee, dining, and games or movie nights. On-site leisure facilities such as gyms, pools, and accessible walking paths make it easy to keep fit – and easy to stay connected.
Homes in these communities are modern, easy-care, easy to clean, and low maintenance. Grounds and facilities are maintained by a dedicated team, so there is no need to mow the grass or maintain the garden.
This provides residents with more time for the things they love, such as spending time with friends and family.
At Ingenia, visiting family, friends, and loved ones are always welcome, and most communities are pet-friendly, so residents can bring with them the best aspects of their old life while leaving behind the encumbrances of a large family home.
You also have to opportunity to lock up and leave anytime that takes your fancy. Most communities offer storage space for your boat, caravan, and recreational vehicles, so you can head off on a new adventure and know that everything will be taken care of while you’re away.
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