Living in an ECH retirement village gives you a range of benefits and the freedom to stay who you are, where you are.

Sense of community

As a resident of an ECH retirement village, you will be surrounded by a community of likeminded people. You will have the opportunity to get to know your neighbours while still maintaining your own privacy. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in other social events and health and fitness classes run by ECH if you wish.

Cost savings

Downsizing to an ECH retirement village means you will no longer have to manage the payment of council and water rates, building insurance and stamp duty. If you choose to sell your existing home, you may also free up some equity, which could fund your retirement or pay for that holiday you have always dreamed of or perhaps a new car.

More free time

ECH retirement units are low maintenance, which means you will have more time to enjoy doing the things you love. Your weekly maintenance fee covers the maintenance of your home inside and out, gardening, repairs and upkeep of all appliances supplied by ECH. It also covers a 24-hour emergency repair service and preventative maintenance of both your unit and throughout the village.


ECH has 110 retirement villages across metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor and Ardrossan. Each village is conveniently located close to transport routes, shopping centres and recreational and medical facilities.

There are also a number of new developments coming in the near future in Salisbury, Modbury and Athelstone.

Extra services

As a resident of an ECH retirement village you will have access to ECH Independent Living Services so you can receive information and advice about how to live the best possible life as you age. This might include advice about your health and wellbeing, social activities and volunteering opportunities.

As you get older, you may find your needs change. By choosing to live in an ECH retirement village, you will also have the peace of mind that extra ECH services are available if you need them.

You will be able to access home services, including assistance with cleaning, cooking, showering and shopping, transport, medication management, allied health services, exercise classes, social programs and carer support. These services are provided on a self-funded basis, however you may be eligible for financial subsidies.

How can I find out more?

Contact ECH today to learn more about the benefits of living in an ECH retirement village and register your interest.


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