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    Hi everyone,

    I will be moving to Adelaide in the near future.

    I would love to hear from people, who have moved to Australia to be near family.

    It will be reassuring to know your experiences good or bad.

    Socialising, ect. Will be much appreciated as it is step at our age.

     

    Warm Regards

    Joan

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    There seem to be quite a number living here :smile:

     

    I guess from my reading on this forum and our sister site, PIO, the biggest concern is having enough money/pension to provide you a decent standard of living once you move here and to be able to sustain it longer term.

     

    What visa type are you coming on, that can make a difference? I think I recall you saying a PR of some type, some type of parent visa or some such?

     

    Are you familiar with Adelaide at all? If you've visited before you probably have gotten to know some of it and have an idea of what to expect, if not, its a whole new world waiting for you, hopefully you'll like and enjoy it :)

     

    Many retirees who migrate here seem to have very busy lives and are enjoying themselves. I've met a couple of migrant grandparents during school pick up and they seem happy and are involved with their families and helping out. Also doing their own thing to of course.

     

    Socialising wise, I am sure you'll find lots to do, depending on your interests. Keep in mind that where you settle, chances are you'll want a car. Some places you can manage fine without if you are close enough to walk to the shops/public transport within a few minutes or some such, but further than that, esepecially in the hot months, the car usually wins. If you are mobile with a car then Adelaide is your oyster :cute: If you are relying on public transport then its still doable, only things will take a lot longer to get to etc and again, in the summer heat, even just waiting for a bus, tram or train for a few minutes can be unpleasant.

     

    I often see a fair sized group of older ladies and gents out for a brisk walk/hike together near where we live. All in walking shoes or trainers, their sunnies and hats on. Usually earlier in the day, before the heat kicks in. They follow the trails round here. And there are various groups going on in our local area. Also aqua fit classes seem popular here (or perhaps I just didn't go to the pool enough during the day to see them going on when back in the UK?:cute:). I know the pools we use here have classes suitable for senior citizens and I often see the classes going on. Lots in the pool. And just swimming laps is popular also. Both at the indoor and outdoor pools (seasonal).

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    Hi Noddy,

    Thanks for that, how are you liking Adelaide?

    Have you been there a long time? Which suburb do you live

    Warm Regards

    Loan

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    Hi Noddy,

    Thanks for that, how are you liking Adelaide?

    Have you been there a long time? Which suburb do you live

    Warm Regards

    Loan

     

     

    Hiya.

     

    I know a few parents who have moved here and are loving it!

    They have much more to do here than in the UK, very busy socially to say the least.

     

    The big concern is finance. You can live reasonably well on reasonable funds here.

     

    I am sure someone with actual experience will be along to chat to you soon!

     

    Good luck!

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    Hi Snifter,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I don't think that my response to you went last time so I am sending it again

    We have a Contributory Parent Visa( 143 ).

    We have visited Adelaide twice now, for a month each time plus a week in Brisbane, staying with our son in Hallet Cove.

    Hopefully money won't be a problem with our pension and savings

    We would buy a car to get around in, having had the use of one when we stayed before, as you say distances are too great without one.

    We have used both train and bus during our stay, train was not too bad, bus not recommended------too long winded, from City Centre to Hallett Cove.

    We are both very active,and look forward to meeting British and Australian friends.

    We enjoy walking, swimming,socialising, eating out and generally enjoying life to the full.

    We are only waiting to sell the house and then we will be on our way!

     

    Warm regards

    Joan

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    Hi Tyke,

    Thankyou for that, with our saving and pensions my son said we should be fine.

    Warm regards

    Joan

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