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08 May 2019

Housing & Property

Book in for our free retirement village forums

NSW Retirement Village Ambassador Kathryn Greiner AO is back on the road for 2019 and will be conducting a series of free forums across the state.

The Ambassador program is part of the NSW Government’s continued education and better protection of the rights of current and prospective residents.

The forums, hosted by Ms Greiner, are designed to improve understanding of retirement village living across the state following reforms to the Retirement Villages Act.

The new laws are being introduced following Ms Greiner’s recommendations made from the 2017 NSW Inquiry into retirement villages, and aim to improve a number of key aspects of living in a village such as resident safety, and clarity around fees and costs.

Ms Greiner said it was vital residents understood what the changes are, and when they will take effect.

The forums also support Ms Greiner in advocating for senior residents. Residents will have the opportunity to share their experiences with retirement villages, which will help inform recommendations for further change.

Prospective residents can attend a forum especially for them, which will discuss the essentials of retirement village living to help them make the right decision.

The next visits will take place in Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Gymea, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Erina, Dubbo and Orange.

For more information about the forums or to register, visit the Fair Trading events page. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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