Resident-funded aged accommodation
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As part of their marketing strategy, promoters of retirement villages offer a lifestyle which will ensure happiness, security and fulfilment. Unfortunately it is not possible to assess the relative importance of the lifestyle factor in the decision to move into retirement accommodation. Much has been written of a subjective nature on the question, but no comprehensive research has as yet been undertaken.
Speech given in Perth, April 1986 by Adam Graycar, Commissioner for the Ageing. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/