The key to a happier retirement


When it comes to getting older, there are certain things we know contribute to a joyful retirement. But it’s social connection that the experts agree is vital to health and happiness.

Of all the challenges facing many people, social isolation is the one that seems to be the most dominant

People who remain connected to others report a better quality of life, have a delayed progression of dementia and mental decline, and enjoy a greater sense of independence.

Creating a lively, inclusive and supportive environment is the core vision behind Ingenia Lifestyle.

“Apart from the sense of security and financial independence, our communities offer residents the chance to interact with like-minded people,” says Kate Melrose, General Manager Sales at Ingenia Lifestyle.

“Research shows that relationships and social networks are the biggest factor in achieving a happy and healthy retirement and are key to improving longevity.”

By providing affordable housing with resort-style facilities, Ingenia Lifestyle addresses many of the concerns felt by older Australians.

“Location, affordability and a feeling of community are the three biggest drawcards for our residents,” says Melrose.

View our growing community at Burpengary East. Call the Freshwater by Ingenia Lifestyle team on 1800 135 010 or go to for more information.

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