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The ease of independent retirement living 

Imagine all the joy of your own home, without any of the worry. That's why so many are choosing independent retirement living. 


Home sweet home, without the hassle! 

Did you turn the alarm on? Does the grass need cutting? Or is it time to clean out the gutters? With Ryman’s range of independent living options you don’t have to worry about any of it. Independent and secure, the living is easy in a Ryman village.

You benefit from all the upsides of living independently in your own apartment or villa, plus a huge bonus — the support of a vibrant village community. Enjoy the life you love now, but with the security and friendship that comes from living in a community of like-minded people.

We have a range of living options for singles and couples across both metro and regional Victoria, each of which provide a unique lifestyle. Peace of mind, ease, togetherness and true independence all combine to create a home that so many fall in love with.

And of course, because you’re living with like-minded individuals, there’s a huge opportunity to create real friendships. It’s no surprise that our monthly fine-dining evenings fill up so quickly, as friends and family gather to enjoy a delicious evening out.

But we also know the importance of retaining your personal space. That’s why we ensure our independent retirement apartments and villas have everything you need. They’re the kind of homes you very quickly fall in love with.

And if your health changes over time, there are comprehensive aged-care options available in the same village you’ve chosen to call home. We find this to be of real comfort to friends or couples who are at different stages in their health knowing they can be cared for within the same village.

What independent living means to our residents:

"The atmosphere in this village is fantastic, it's something really special." Helen, Weary Dunlop resident

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Light and spacious, comfortable and safe, Ryman apartments are designed with the 65-plus person in mind.

Clean lines and a clever design layout make for an easy everyday lifestyle. Natural light filters through full-height windows leading to your balcony or terrace, while a neutral colour palette lets you add your own personality to the interior.

Building materials, finishes and landscaping are chosen and designed to reflect the surrounding environment of each village community. So, your apartment can have features such as timber-effect louvres to provide sun protection and manicured gardens that weave their way throughout the village.

And of course, apartments are air conditioned all year round and include call bells that are monitored 24 hours a day by our on-site staff.

Simple but elegant, easy to maintain but never basic, and with everything you need, we believe you’ll very quickly fall in love with these beautiful apartments.

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Nestled amongst landscaped gardens, you’ll find our highly sought-after villas. These are beautiful homes where you will have everything you need to live a comfortable, happy lifestyle.

Our two and three-bedroom villas are designed with the over 65s in mind and come equipped with air conditioning for year-round comfort. Relax with a book, invite friends over for dinner, or simply put your feet up. These villas bring both sophistication and a carefree spaciousness to independent retirement living.

Villas are strategically positioned so that the village centre is only a short stroll away. And just like our apartments, building materials, finishes and landscaping are chosen and designed to reflect the surrounding community environment.

You’ll benefit from an independent lifestyle but with the reassurance of call bells monitored 24 hours a day, and the support of a caring village community.

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