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Living in retirement village: what you need to know

Webinar two-part series

Living in a retirement village offers a great lifestyle for many people. However, it’s a big decision and not as simple as buying a house. There is a range of important things to consider; personally, legally, and financially. Let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice. [Webinar Registration Form]

Dates: Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September 2020  

Duration: 45 minutes each 

Cost: FREE 

10.30am, Wednesday 23 September 

Part 1 covers: 

  • Retirement trends and how the industry works. 
  • Who the key players are, their roles and why they’re important 
  • Different types of retirement village operators, offerings, services, types of care and entry ages. 
  • Practical tips for selecting a village. 
  • Distinguishing retirement villages from aged care, tips for finding out more about care. 
  • Q&A session 

10.30am, Thursday 24 September 

Part 2covers: 

  • What you’re buying. 
  • The License To Occupy model and its risks. 
  • Key terms in the Occupation Right Agreement. 
  • The costs are on entry, during your stay and on exit. 
  • Case study: Deciding to stay at home or move to a village. 
  • Other options and resources available. 
  • Q&A session. 

Who should attend? 

Those thinking about becoming a resident in a retirement village, their families, elderly support community agencies and anyone interested in whats involved.  

About the presenters  

Troy Churton

Troy Churton, Retirement Villages Lead (CFFC) 

Troy oversees and monitors the Retirement Villages framework for the CFFCThis includes leading stakeholder engagement, public education and advice to the Minister 

He previously practised law, has held national liaison and senior advisory roles for central agencies and holds governance positions on community Trusts and Boards.


Maggie Owens

Maggie Owens, Retirement Villages Association Executive and Bupa NZ Director of Customer Experience and Village Advisor 

Maggie is a Registered Nurse.  She has been involved in the retirement industry since 1990 in management positions in the Bay of Plenty and Auckland and is the Past President of the Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand. Maggie also represents Bupa on the Retirement Living Council in Australia and the New South Wales Executive Committee.  

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