Aims:
  • This project is a pilot study in south east Queensland on the financial and contractual obligations associated with retirement village life and how this impacts on older people’s life transitions.
  • It is undertaken with Industry Partners Caxton Legal Centre, COTA and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.
  • The project will explore the views of residents, retirement village providers and stakeholders (legal, health and policy professionals) working with residents managing life transitions.
  • These findings will provide robust evidence to inform existing policy frameworks.

Retirement Villages and Later Life Transitions

Retirement villages and later life transitions: The impact of financial and contractual obligations.

Although retirement villages constitute the major form of specialised housing for older people, little is known of how older people manage their life transitions in the context of the significant financial and contractual obligations tied to this form of accommodation.  By acknowledging that people continue to make major life decisions as they age, this research will provide essential quantitative and qualitative data on the impact of financial and contractual obligations of retirement village living in transitions.

Project Value: 
$43 105.00
Funding: 
UQ Collaborative and Industry Engagement Fund
Date: 
2012 to 2014
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Maree Petersen (m.petersen@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • This project is a pilot study in south east Queensland on the financial and contractual obligations associated with retirement village life and how this impacts on older people’s life transitions.
  • It is undertaken with Industry Partners Caxton Legal Centre, COTA and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.
  • The project will explore the views of residents, retirement village providers and stakeholders (legal, health and policy professionals) working with residents managing life transitions.
  • These findings will provide robust evidence to inform existing policy frameworks.
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Wellbeing
Number: 
ISSR020429