Nelson Leader : March 21st 2013
17 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 21, 2013 5123140AA ADVERTISING FEATURE Attitude counts: The right mindset and maintaining a vigour for life work towards positive ageing. Positive ageing... a matter of attitude You're 60+ and wondering what the future holds for you. Is it bleak and boring or fun and filled with interest and activity? The choice is yours and you can age healthily, happily -- and youthfully. It's a matter of mindset and maintaining an individual sense of positive purpose and vigour for life. As Age Concern New Zealand, the organisation serving the needs of older people, says: "It might come as a surprise to younger people to learn that many seniors really enjoy life after 65 -- and are making a major contribution to society. Attitudes make all the difference. "Some of us look for ward with pleasure to turning 65; others approach ageing with a sense of trepidation. Whatever the case may be, it is more than likely that the way you feel about ageing will affect what plans you make, and may, in turn, influence how much you enjoy your later years. "So, for example, if you regard ill health as an inevitable part of growing older, you might be less likely to plan for an active later life. This in turn could have a detrimental effect on your health. On the other hand, if you feel positive about what lies ahead, you may look for opportunities to participate in your community and, as a consequence, remain active and involved well into old age." By keeping age in perspective and thinking of it as purely a number, you have the best years ahead of you -- it's time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it and love every minute of every day. Within this feature you'll find ways to make the most of 'Life 60+', spanning the spectrum from fun-loving to practical. Brown Acre villas prove popular In excess of 50 per cent of the villas planned for Motueka's Brown Acre Lifestyle Village have now been sold. Selling agent, Jan Long from Bayleys Motueka, says that while many of the buyers are locals, others have come from all around New Zealand. Recently, a villa was purchased by a couple from Mangawai, north of Auckland. "Interest has stepped up considerably. The word is out for potential purchasers to buy now while there are still a variety of plans to choose from," says Jan. "For independent, over 50 year olds, the village is close to numerous Motueka amenities including local shops, library, RSA and medical centres. However, the fabulous Motueka climate and lifestyle remain the main attractions." New villas can be personalised by selecting colours and designs from a selection of six floor plans. Most villas include a garage but there are also competitively priced villas without garaging. The community is designed for people aged 50-plus and offers them the chance to enjoy the comfort and style of their own freehold unit title home with the security and reassurance of community living at an affordable price. An on-site caretaker maintains gardens, mows the lawns, and the exterior maintenance of each villa is taken care of. The village community has developed its own personality and many new friendships have been forged. There have been informal social events and the petanque pitch in the central village garden area is proving popular. Sales have progressed rapidly and there are several more villas under construction. Signing up to purchase a villa subject to selling an existing home is fine. Phone Jan Long on 0800 909 500 or Tania Wilkins on 021 726 083. Easy living: Brown Acre villas offer independent living in a community environment.
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