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How to live well at home as you age

  Australians prefer to stay in their own home as they age. Can you afford the renovations required?   A retirement village, residential aged care, downsizing to a small unit or apartment … they’re generally not at the top of the retirement bucket list. If you’ve been thinking that you want to age at home you’re not alone. As reported in YourLifeChoices last week, safety and security – and ageing at home – are important to retired Australians. Feels like home Australians prefer to stay in their own home as they age and why not? Your family home has been the centre of your life for years; it has witnessed events and milestones, and many memories are stored within its walls. A familiar location influences your perception of safety, helps you maintain social connections within your community, and provides access to services and proximity to family and friends.   It’s...
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