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Are you thinking about downsizing? Could you do without the hassles of paying council rates, water rates and building insurance? Just imagine how much free time you’ll have with no longer having to attend to home and garden maintenance.

Why not consider moving into one of the 105 independent retirement villages? ECH retirement villages are well located in established suburbs throughout metropolitan Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor and Ardrossan, with transport routes, shopping, recreational and medical facilities nearby.

The typical ECH village comprises between eight to twelve independent retirement homes with some larger villages also available.

Your independent retirement living home will either be new or recently refurbished, with contemporary décor, blinds, and an energy-efficient washing machine and refrigerator. Reverse-cycle air conditioning and window film will ensure you stay cool during those long hot summers and warm throughout winter.

The grounds and gardens of every village are well tended by our professional grounds team and maintenance in and around your home is also included as part of your contract. Extra maintenance and grounds services are available at reasonable rates should you need assistance with any odd jobs around your home.

The payment of an affordable entry fee means you are licensed to live in the home for the rest of your life or until you decide to leave. While you won’t own the home, you will have the security of knowing that it will be your home for as long as you need or want it.

There are a number of rental properties in some ECH villages available to people with assets valued below $70,000. Ask ECH about the terms and conditions.

A number of ECH villages are pet friendly and able to accommodate a wider variety of pets such as a small caged bird, domestic cat, small to medium dog, fish and other indoor aquarium animals.  Speak with us to discuss a village that’s ideal for you and your pet.

ECH can run through the easy to understand financial arrangements of your Residence Agreement, so that you have a clear picture of the current and future position of your contract. Each agreement and associated financial contract differs based on the location of the village and the financial option your choose. However, with a range of payment options available, ECH has homes to suit all budgets. 

As a resident of an ECH retirement village you will always be protected by the Retirement Villages Act. Additionally, ECH was the first South Australian independent village operator to attain Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accreditation. QIP accreditation was awarded after ECH consistently showed that they met the standards set by the International Retirement Community Accreditation Scheme (IRCAS). These standards include high levels of safety and quality, good governance, environmental sustainability and a genuine commitment to continuous quality improvement across all retirement villages.

The newest ECH retirement village, Warradale Estate, attained Gold Accreditation by Livable Housing Design Australia (LHA) earlier in 2016. Championing safer, more comfortable, more affordable, environmentally and technologically advanced housing, LHA awards builders and designers who provide truly livable homes that respond to the changing needs of people now and in anticipation of future living models.  

The only Independent Living Village in South Australia to be awarded the LHA Gold Accreditation, Warradale Estate features a six-star energy rating, contemporary architecture and design, two-way entry, ensuite bathroom, modern kitchen, step-free design, NBN, built-in robes plus wide doors and passage ways.This stunning Independent Retirement Village is a proud testament to the in-house expertise ECH has within its Infrastructure team for defining a new benchmark in aged living housing design.

When you become a resident of an ECH retirement village you can also access ECH Independent Living Services.This is a unique service where you can receive information about the wide range of services ECH offers to enable you to live the best life possible such as Exercise Classes, Podiatry, Physiotherapy and other allied health services, domestic assistance, meal preparation, transport, carer support and social activities.

Maybe you would like:

  • Information on health and wellbeing, or on how to make positive lifestyle choices
  • To be linked to services, or find out about living equipment and aids, that will enable you to remain living in your home
  • To find out more about community activities so that you can expand your circle of friends
  • Information on volunteering opportunity, or local community and government services and activities, including transport options, that are available to you
  • To meet regularly with your village opportunities
  • To go on holiday to Victor Harbor or Ardrossan and stay at one of the ECH holiday homes, which are exclusively available to ECH retirement village residents.

In addition, the Independent Living Service team will come alongside you and your family during significant life events such as the death of a partner, becoming unwell, being involved in an accident or being hospitalised and support you to remain or return to your home as soon as possible.

If you are over 65 years of age, give ECH a call on 1300 275 324, or email ask@ech.asn.au, to find out more about what life might be like for you at an ECH retirement village.

If you would like to attend a free, no obligation information session on ECH retirement village go to Information Sessions Page. Bookings are required and places are limited. Call 1300 275 324 to secure your place.

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Contracts and Fees

Easy to understand contracts with clear and simple terms, affordable entry premiums and low weekly maintenance fees are just a few of the benefits of ECH Village Life.

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Imagine a retirement with no more council, water or home building insurance to pay and all your home and garden maintenance taken care of by a team of professional staff.  

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Plan Your Move

With over 50 years experience in the Retirement Village sector, ECH can assist you in planning your move and locating the ideal Retirement Village for your lifestyle.

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Village Maintenance

Enjoy the benefits of regular maintenance in your unit and around your village grounds, and the comfort of an on call emergency maintenance team available seven days a week.

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