The Villages.com.au blog is a very useful site providing news and information for retirees about the Retirement Village sector. We hope you find this series of short (mostly 1-3 minutes) videos from the blog page to be informative and helpful in answering the question Hey Google: what are the most popular questions Googled about Retirement Villages? Used with permission from the DCM Group.
In November 2023, the Retirement Living Council released a very important report titled ‘Better Housing for Better Health’. The report noted that Australia is currently experiencing a demographic shift propelled by an ageing population. Currently there are approximately 2 million people aged over 75 around the country, and over the …
The 13th Annual General Meeting of the ACT RVRA Inc was successfully held on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at the Southern Cross Club in Woden with over 40 members in attendance. The ACT RVRA greatly appreciated the support of the Southern Cross Club in providing this facility and undercover parking for the meeting. The …
The ACT RVRA and the Property Council of Australia (many RV owners are members of this Council) have produced a very useful brochure for RV residents that sets out all the options you have when a dispute arises between yourself and the village operator which you have not been able to resolve.
A push for an ombudsman to be established specifically to resolve ACT retirement village disputes has been rejected. Click here to read the ACT Government’s Response to the ACT RVRA Petition
A push for an ombudsman to be established specifically to resolve ACT retirement village disputes has been rejected. Click for Riotact article
The ACT Retirement Village Residents Association will have a booth this year at the COTA Seniors Expo at Exhibition Park on 21 September 9.30-3.00. We would love to see you there – to tell you about what we are doing on your behalf, and to hear from you about your …
If you have a concern or complaint today about issues that arise in your retirement village, what do you do?
The ACT RVRA recently presented a petition to the ACT Government requesting the government set up a Retirement Village Ombudsman with binding decision-making powers and enforcement powers.
The ACT government is considering this issue at the moment.
However, if you have a current concern or complaint, and you are not able to resolve this problem, please consider calling the ACT Human Rights Commission for a confidential chat. They are happy to assist you to resolve your problem.
Following are the notes that Janine Lewis, Vice-President (Village Liaison), and Anne Caine, Secretary, used for their presentation to the ACT 2023/2024 Budget Committee on Monday (17 July 2023) where they were requesting some funding to assist the ACT RVRA to more effectively carry out its mission for you.
Following the successful webinar in June, you can now listen to this important webinar recording for residents or managers and read the research report on the Retirement Village Residents Association NSW research on psychological abuse in retirement villages. Also check out the leaflet developed by RVRA NSW to provide information to Retirement Village residents to assist in situations of psychological elder abuse in NSW retirement communities.