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The Joy of letting go in Medowie Newcastle Port Stephens

The joy of letting go

The idea of downsizing and moving home can evoke the thought “I don’t know where to begin” for many retirees.


Wardrobes filled with clothes that haven’t been worn in years, kitchen cupboards with rarely used appliances and multiple crockery sets – lots of small things that can feel too hard to sort out.

A family antique dining table can hold strong emotional attachment as does a garage full of tools. While it’s easy to say these are only ‘things’, they can hold us to staying in a home that fits them in, but no longer fits us and our changing lifestyle needs.

Many of these concerns were raised by retirees at a recent downsizing seminar hosted by Blueheath at The Bower. For those who have made the downsizing move, and particularly those who have moved to a retirement community, the common response from residents is “I wish I had done this years ago.”

The move has enabled them to enjoy the benefits of having far less to look after, and in the case of a retirement village, virtually no maintenance since it is fully taken care of by the village. They have experienced new-found freedom in leaving behind climbing ladders, pruning trees and cleaning gutters.

Blueheath at The Bower offers a suite of exclusive concierge services called Myretirement. It assists residents every step of the way:

  • from helping with decluttering and easing the move to a beautiful new home in the village
  • providing a village concierge to support you in living your retirement the way you want
  • enhancing your wellbeing
  • navigating care options should you need them to remain living comfortably in your own home.

The services include connecting you with experts in decluttering and making the move with packing up and unpacking. Having a helping hand is a positive way to deal with the emotional ties of letting go of the family home and empowering you to start the next chapter of an upsized retirement.


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