AHURI: Survey says 90% over 55’s think own home is right for them & retirement villages are only for those that need help

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A new study by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has shown that over 90% of over 55’s believe their own home is the right size. The national study of 1604 older home owners also found that 63% would consider entering a retirement village only if they needed help because they are nervous about villages citing lifestyle issues, cramped living quarters and bad experiences they have heard about. Staying at home was the number one choice.