Thinking about transitioning into retirement can be scary – it's mostly the whole idea of not having to go to work on a regular basis, and having to find meaning elsewhere. But, let us tell you, retirement can be a fulfilling, uplifting way to say goodbye to the work industry and focus on some personal time instead. You can enjoy doing all those hobbies you'd put aside, or pick up new talents.

At AEH Retirement, we make sure our communities have plenty of fun activities for every retiree. Sugar Valley in particular, is quite possibly our most popular retirement village, and will never leave you with a lack of things to get up to. Take a look below.

Golf around with some friends

We're starting with the most impressive – a golf course. Located right in Newcastle's Sugar Valley campus itself, it's a much-loved sport amongst many Australians. In fact, Roy Morgan Research has found that golfing is rising in popularity among retirees recently. Whether you're a great fan of the sport or just enjoy an occasional swing or two, it's sure to be a big bonus when looking at lifestyle estates to spend your time.

Take a scenic stroll

It's time to marvel at the beauty of Australia. The Sugar Valley lifestyle estate is situated near Lake Macquarie. In the distance, you'll also get a fine view of lush green hills and the resplendent Sugarloaf Mountain. It's a very quaint place to spend your retirement years, and you'll be on the receiving end of Mother Nature's best work.

All your friends and family that visit will have the chance to spend time with you in the great outdoors – all from the comfort of your doorstep!

Sugar Valley is located in a very picturesque area of Newcastle - a perfect reason to take a stroll.Sugar Valley is located in a very picturesque area of Newcastle – a perfect reason to take a stroll.

Relax at the cinemas

With the invention of online streaming subscriptions such as Netflix, you'll have a whole range of television shows and movies at your fingertips. However, no matter the ease of at-home viewing, nothing beats the cinematic experience.

Get some friends together, purchase a large box of popcorn and go catch the latest Hollywood film at Event cinemas down at the local Stockland Glendale Shopping Centre. It'll be on and showing all the latest hits until midnight every night of the week, and with your senior discount on tickets, there's no excuse to miss out on all the big-screen action.

These are only three of the many activities you can engage in whilst at our Sugar Valley lifestyle estate. Come for a no-obligation visit, and you'll see why it's more than just a retirement home, but rather, a community.

What are some fun activities you can do at Sugar Valley?