New Association for Retirement Village ResidentsPosted to Financial Capability Retirement Section on 26-06-2015
A new association has been set up to promote the interests of residents of retirement villages.
The Retirement Village Residents Association held its first annual meeting in Hamilton and had a turn-out of around 70 people from Auckland, Tauranga, the Waikato and central North Island.
The Commission for Financial Capability took the opportunity to talk about its role, including a series of free seminars being run around the country for people considering moving into a village.
Troy Churton, the Commission’s Retirement Villages Programme Strategy Manager, said: “I was impressed by the number of people who turned up. There is an eagerness to learn more and work together to look after their rights as residents. I have encouraged them to make their association truly national and have offered to introduce them to other, similar associations who have managed to do that.”
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