Staying on top of your financial wellness in retirement

By |2022-06-22T16:39:05+10:00June 11th, 2022|Education, Lifestyle, Wellness|

Money is not always the easiest topic to talk about. But as you move from potentially having a regular paycheck from work and transition into retirement, it’s more important than ever. By understanding your finances, you can ensure you’re making the right decisions to live within your means and feel in control for many

Keep moving: the health benefits of keeping active as you age

By |2022-05-26T22:19:30+10:00May 27th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

Think being fit and active is something reserved for the young? The reality is, keeping moving and remaining active becomes even more important as we age. It’s proven to not only reduce your risk of disease, including some cancers, but can help you stay in a healthy weight range, sleep better, reduce the risk of

Paddock to plate: where to shop local produce near Geelong

By |2022-05-11T11:43:51+10:00May 10th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

While Melbourne is known as a foodie heaven, most of their produce comes from the city’s rich regional surroundings, and the Geelong area is in the heart of it all. AVA Communities Geelong is being designed to support over 50s health and wellness with a community centre, indoor heated pool, meeting room, billiards and

How bringing more nature into your space can help you live well

By |2022-05-03T17:44:54+10:00April 26th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

We all know that getting out and connecting with nature is generally a sure fire way to feel good. And there’s more to this than just enjoying being in beautiful spaces. Biophilia is the term used to describe the positive connection between humans and nature, and more and more research shows that there is

Paddock to plate: where to shop local produce around Yarrawonga

By |2022-04-14T12:13:58+10:00April 14th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

Life at AVA Communities Yarrawonga is all about supporting over 50s health and wellness, from the rural living and fresh air to the onsite facilities and the amenities nearby. And one of the best ways to enhance your wellbeing is by giving your body fresh and nourishing food, with a few treats thrown in

How staying social can help keep you young

By |2022-02-17T17:05:20+11:00February 17th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

We all know that eating a healthy, having a well-balanced diet and regularly moving your body are great ways to keep both the body and mind in great shape. But there’s another important factor in keeping you healthy and well as you age that people don’t always think about: your social wellness. Social wellness

4 things you need to know about downsizing

By |2022-02-11T13:39:00+11:00January 26th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

Whether you are an empty nester moving to a smaller place to enjoy your retirement, or swapping the suburbs or acreage for inner city living, downsizing can be done at many different stages of life. But when the time comes, there are a number of things you should consider before making the move. If

How to declutter and discard with gratitude

By |2022-02-11T13:38:40+11:00January 10th, 2022|Lifestyle, Wellness|

If I asked you to think about what’s hiding behind the straining doors of your cupboard at home, would you feel joy, or a sense of dread? The reality is, most of us own way more things than we need. In fact most people probably don’t even know the extent of what they own. But

How having a pet can improve your health

By |2021-12-22T09:11:41+11:00December 22nd, 2021|Culture, Lifestyle|

They’re certainly an adorable addition to your household, but did you know, science has found that having a pet is actually good for you? Whether it’s a fish, bird, or lizard, or perhaps a cat or dog, studies have found that having a loyal companion can increase both your physical and mental health. When

Small swaps to make your Christmas a more sustainable one

By |2021-12-07T22:27:04+11:00December 7th, 2021|Culture, Lifestyle|

The festive season can be all about excess, from jam-packed calendars filled with catch-ups galore, centred around indulging and celebrating, to piles of presents and enough spending to make your bank account weep. But by making some small tweaks to how you do things this year, you can have an eco-friendly Christmas season that’s

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