Going Dutch: what the Netherlands healthcare study group learned

JUDE BARBACK talks to several attendees of the recent Healthcare Study Tour to the Netherlands about the highlights of their trip.

First retirement village for Auckland’s Pohutukawa Coast

The rapidly growing Pohutukawa Coast area in south-east Auckland will soon have its first retirement village.

Village people: Circle of friends make the move together

Baby boomers are creating their own rules for retirement living. Meet a group of friends who have made the decision to move into a retirement village all together.

Retirement villages: can they address financial concerns in retirement?

Allain Kuys-Clarke suggests retirement village operators should consider the idea of removing weekly residents' fees with the aim of reducing financial concerns among those residents on limited incomes in retirement and thereby increasing their penetration into the seniors' market.

Summerset inches closer towards entry into Australia

Summerset looks set to be the next Kiwi retirement village operator to expand into the Australian market, with the opening of an office in Melbourne.

What makes you tick?

Amanda Woolridge of XL Coaching says RVA conference delegates should prepare for an interesting journey of improving communication, leadership and self-discovery.

20 questions to mark 20 years of Eldernet

With Eldernet hitting the 20 year mark, Jude Barback asks founder ELEANOR BODGER about what inspired her to set up Eldernet and the changes she’s seen since.

The role of “social licence” in New Zealand’s retirement village industry

New Zealand's retirement village industry is the envy of many other countries, due to the esteem in which it's generally held by society. This "social licence" continues to play a major role in the industry's growth and success.

Things are about to get personal – RVA conference takes a different path

It’s all about the people at this year’s Retirement Villages Association (RVA) conference.

Let’s snoop around… the Beach House

JUDE BARBACK attends the opening of the beautiful new Beach House building, the latest addition at Pacific Coast Village in Mount Maunganui.



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