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Take a life-changing detour

Deciding to take a few detours in life can become a little more safe knowing you’ve done your homework, dotted the I’s and crossed the Ts.

For downsizers Reno Denicoli and his wife Helen, a detour saw them instantly fall in love with Ingenia Lifestyle Lara and they have continued to do so for over 18 months.

Reno and Helen originally lived in Hoppers Crossing in a large home for 26 years before deciding to downsize and move to a senior community.

They did their research, looked at all their options, worked out the numbers and created a shortlist.

“We went to look at Geelong and Keilor and then one day we took a detour through to Lara and we felt comfortable straight away.

“The amenities are what drew us in – it really was love at first sight – the water feature at the entry, the aquatic centre and the billiards room; the facilities are up there with the best. It tipped the scales for us choosing to live at Ingenia Lifestyle Lara.

“But, the biggest drawcard at Ingenia Lifestyle Lara is there are no exit fees, you can sell the house yourself and there are no capital gains to share.

“This is community living with privacy and we have peace of mind that comes from living with like-minded people.

“There is a real community spirit and we all have a common dominator where we all help each other, which is great for building relationships,” Reno said.

Find out more about Ingenia Lifestyle Lara by visiting or call Dianna McGrath on 0476 839 644.