Why A Retirement Village Is No Longer An Old Age Home

Happy elderly couple enjoying retirement

Historically, retirement villages have garnered quite a prosaic reputation. Consequently, many people tend to not invest in their future as a result. There is always a hope that one can just stay on your current home until you need full time care one day (at the very end of your life).

Sure, one’s retirement is meant to be for travelling, exploring and spending time with loved ones, but more often than not the opportunity to invest wisely, at a retirement village of your choice, is gone. Health has the tendency to change overnight and that’s why it’s so critical to plan ahead and make sure that your future good surroundings, comfortable living and, more importantly, peace of mind are taken care of earlier rather than later.

The unique and exquisite Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village (MERV) is the first of its kind to be built in the country in the last 15 years. The Collins Residential team, Kwazulu-Natal’s largest private residential developer, has come up with the concept of a retirement village within a multi-generational estate. This means that while your children and grandchildren can live on the estate, so can you!

MERV is situated in the ever-popular Kindlewood Estate, which means that it enjoys all the amenities of the greater estate as well as the benefits of the world-class Care Centre that is managed by one of South Africa’s most trusted medical providers, Totalcare. The village revolves around a multi-disciplinary centre that offers various levels of medical services from live-in frail care, full-time care in the comfort of your own home, or just a place to pop in to get your blood pressure tests done.

The spacious homes, designed with your retirement needs in mind and carefully constructed by the Collins Residential team, are available from R2.5 million for 1- to 3-bedroom homes. Our extensive research over the past few years has helped us in our selection of quality finishes that meet the needs of our homeowners.

Spacious retirement living room and bedroom

The “downsizing” term is something we deal with daily – often the perception is small, dark and dingy, but that is why we have applied our innovative learnings in our layouts – to keep the open space and allow for open-plan living and flow. The design function is to have stairless living arrangements with the convenience of healthcare on your doorstep if or when you need it.

Additionally, MERV benefits from the excellent security detail at Kindlewood Estate. The state-of-the-art security of the estate covers MERV, and therefore, your peace of mind.

Once again, you cannot put a price on either security or healthcare! MERV will change your perception of retirement estates with our community-centric lifestyle quality. Buying into a development such as MERV means that you are making a wise investment as well as securing your retirement.

Research reveals that people over the age of 50 are still very active, health-conscious and are looking for a retirement home that will help them maintain their independence. Furthermore, being involved with the Retire KZN Campaign initiated by Tongaat Hulett Developments, Collins Residential has further discovered that retirees are looking for security, single-level layouts and pet-friendly living arrangements with the added advantage of a clubhouse and onsite Care Centre.

All this adds to the investment attraction. Knowing that all your needs will be taken care of in the comfort of your own, beautifully designed, home is the perfectly packaged deal.

The team at Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village is committed to making retirement living a seamless process that people can look forward to and create a happy, new journey with friends and a secure community lifestyle with world-class community, care and medical facilities on your doorstep. Make your investment today and enjoy your tomorrow in luxurious style!

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