Locals enjoy their retirement journey

Published: 06 Dec 2023

Get in and enjoy life in your early retirement years. That’s the advice of Peter and Barbara Shea, who have just conceded they may have left moving to a retirement village a little too late.

Retirement village living is easy and it offers a great range of recreational facilities that you don’t have to maintain. The Sheas now know this is the life for them and they are in a rush to move from their rural home into a home at Fairway Gardens retirement village in Macksville.

“We have just come back from Melbourne where we attended a funeral and we had to rush back to take care of the pool due to heavy rain and to check gardens,” Mr Shea said.

“We don’t want to have to do this anymore; we want to be able to go and to travel and to be free of all of the maintenance that comes from an acreage home. That’s why our advice to anyone who is approaching their mature years is to consider downsizing and not to leave it too late.”

The Sheas are in the process of purchasing home 27 at Fairway Gardens. Mrs Shea said she was attracted to this retirement village because it is a part of their community, and its facilities reminded them of enjoyable holiday destinations.

“Fairway Garden’s first attraction was it is still in the community that we are a part of,” Mrs Shea said.

“We had visited the village’s café several times where we met other home-owners and we thought the people and the café were lovely.

“The village’s Wellness Centre has everything you could want for an enjoyable retirement. The indoor, heated pool, gym, hairdresser and Thai masseuse reminded us of great South Pacific holidays we had enjoyed with Club Wyndham.”

Fairway Gardens has two further homes 24 and 25 in Stage 2 available to purchase for $780,000, plus monthly levy. These homes are being built now and have an expected completion date of quarter 2, 2024. They have modern, coastal facades, and they are spacious homes with two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, and a study.

As for the Sheas, they have adjusted to the thought of leaving their Talarm home and moving into a retirement village.

“It’s been serendipitous timing in a way as I suffered a minor stroke and I’m now on light duties, doctor’s orders,” Mr Shea said.

“I am in a period of adjustment, but it is positive.

“What we had in our home at Talarm, we had to let go of it anyway, and now is a good time for us to do that.”

For more information or to book a Fairway Gardens tour, please contact NVC Group on (02) 6598 5000 or admin@nvcl.org.au or visit Fairway Garden’s website.



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