During these past 12 months we have been considering moving into a retirement village, now that we are at the third stage of our lives.
We have lived in Hamilton throughout our 56 years of married life and prefer to remain in this area where we have many friends and general contacts.
Hamilton is centrally placed within New Zealand with easy access to Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga and our beach house at Pauanui. The Cambridge / Auckland expressway, to be completed 2021, is also a bonus when we are travelling to the Auckland Airport.
However, finding the retirement village within the Waikato that suited us was problematic until we saw an advertisement in a local newspaper about the new Country Club that is to be built by the Sanderson Family at Tamahere. We are familiar with this concept having friends who currently live at Bethlehem Shores in Tauranga. So, we immediately swung into action and went out to visit Sandy Turner, the Sales Manager.
Our meeting with Sandy was very positive and reassuring. Within two hours we had selected the plan we wanted and had her place a red sticker on the site of our choice. We then headed off, full of excitement to enjoy four weeks’ holiday in Canada.
When we shared the news with our family who live in Melbourne and Nelson, they were very pleased that we had made this wise decision having considered all the benefits that will be available at Tamahere Country Club.
In the coming years, we are looking forward to spending time with new friends at Tamahere and further travel overseas.