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 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.
COVID-19 - Easing of Restrictions for Retirement Villages - This factsheet provides guidance to retirement village operators and residents on restrictions and requirements for physical distancing as it relates to the holding of budget consultation meetings, the annual meetings of residents, and residents’ committees’ annual meetings.
Retirement Housing - information for residents - a listing of the OFTA publications available (which also may be downloaded from the links below).
Retirement Villages - Information for residents and prospective residents - a comprehensive booklet that includes a guide to understanding the Retirement Villages Act and Regulations.
Introduction to retirement village living - information about retirement villages, commonly used terms and relevant legislation.
Before moving into a retirement village - information to help you if you are considering retirement village living, such as what type of village you want to live in and what you can afford on a continuing basis.
Moving into a retirement village - disclosure statement and residence contract: Information about documents an operator is required to provide you with before you sign a residence contract and information about your cooling-off and settling-in periods.
Living in a retirement village – information about fees and charges for which you might be responsible when living in a village, when these fees might increase and when an operator is required to consult with residents.
Living in a retirement village – residents’ committees: Information about the structure and function of a residents’ committee within a retirement village.
Living in a retirement village – dealing with disputes: Information about dealing with disputes in a retirement village.
Leaving a retirement village - information relating to leaving a village, relicensing your residence and when and how you will be paid your exit entitlement.
Further information and advice - a list of organisations that can assist you with further information.
Retirement villages checklist - a checklist to assist you in making a choice about moving into a retirement village.
Retirement Village Legislation
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