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Four ways to make it a “New Year, New You”

With the festive season and New Year now upon us, it becomes a wonderful time for generations to gather and celebrate the memories and achievements made in the year gone by.

 As everyone takes some time out from their busy schedules, it’s a good time to check in on your family and friends, and yourself, to see how much of that ‘bucket list’ was ticked off or what promises may have been forgotten about.

Many of those items are normally centred around travel or lifestyle, however it’s also good to talk to one another and encourage people to tackle more important topics about money, health and the future.

Ingenia General Manager Care Development, Janene Eagleton, has urged Australian families to make the most of their time together.

“It’s important to create an open and honest dialogue as it can be easy to dance around topics like how well someone is managing in their own home, especially when your senior family members insist they are doing fine.

“In my experience, leading the Ingenia Lifestyle care and wellbeing programs and working with hundreds of senior Australians, there are a number of common concerns in our community,” Janene explains.

  1. Finances
    Learning to live on a budget can be a huge challenge for anyone. Despite owning your own home, and possibly receiving pension and superannuation payments, it’s very possible that seniors don’t have sufficient cash flow to live the lifestyle they would prefer. 
  1. Health
    Poor health can be an unfortunate consequence of ageing, and having easy access to medical facilities and programs is more important than ever.
  1. Maintenance
    Home maintenance is a chore at any age, but having a huge yard and empty bedrooms to maintain can be an unnecessary burden with mowing, gardening and vacuuming large spaces.
  1. Lifestyle
    After more than 40 or 50 years in the workforce and raising a family, retirement should be a time for putting yourself first and doing what you love, whether that’s travelling, staying fit or keeping social, try and consider some ways to make it happen.

Ingenia Lifestyle’s award-winning land lease ownership model allows downsizers to tick off their bucket list while providing a more affordable housing solution complemented by a new lifestyle.