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Have the kids left home? Are you planning your next move and thinking of downsizing?

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Exploring the living options for the over 50s

There are so many choices now available for people aged over 50. From apartments, townhouses and duplexes to community living, retirement villages or aged care – and each with their own financial structure. Understandably, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Here are some helpful tips to help you figure out what’s best for you:

1. Go to a free information seminar: Every month Halcyon holds free information seminars around South East Queensland to help people just like you. This seminar is a ‘no sales’ affair and is a general information session, where people can come and learn what different living options are out there and what their financial structures are. This is a great starting point for anyone dipping their toes in the water.
2. Research online: The internet can be a wealth of knowledge. A quick Google search will help you discover what’s out there and how much it's going to cost you.
3. Talk to friends and family: Have a chat with your friends. It’s likely that they are experiencing the same situation or have already. They can share advice and stories, and you can work together on discovering what is best for you. 
4. Visit communities and villages: What better way to see if something is the right fit than by going out and experiencing it first-hand. Most communities are open 6 days a week - from Monday to Saturday - so why not pop in and get a feel. Many hold special ‘Open Days’ where you can chat with the home owners and experience all the facilities on offer.
5. Take the next step: Hopefully, this has brought you closer to a decision and being able to take the next step.

Happy downsizing!

For more information about Halcyon’s upcoming information seminars please call 1800 626 488.

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