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Information for Prospective Residents of Retirement Villages

If you are considering becoming a resident of a retirement village, there are many resources available to help you make a decision.

Catalyst Foundation

Catalyst Foundation runs a Retirement Housing information seminar once a month at its offices at 149 Currie Street, Adelaide. The seminars are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. SARVRA is one of the presenters at the information seminars. For further information see the Catalyst Foundation What’s on Calendar.

The Office for Ageing Well (formerly OFTA)

The Office for Ageing Well (formerly OFTA), Retirement Villages Unit has prepared a wide range of very helpful publications for retirement village residents and prospective residents, which you can download below.

SARVRA Mission Statement

SARVRA - Enhancing the lives of South Australians living in Retirement Villages. SARVRA is your voice for effective representation within Government and Industry. We strive to ensure a high quality of life for our members in South Australian Retirement Villages. Our support, information and understanding are accessible when you become a member.


In South Australia today, there are:


residents in retirement villages


independent living units


registered retirement villages