A speaker from the Retirement Commission will be in Whanganui to deliver a free, community seminar, Thinking of living in a Retirement Village?, next month.

The seminar is described as "a must-attend event" for anyone thinking about becoming a retirement village resident.

The commission is a neutral crown agency and the seminar will concentrate on the personal, legal and financial implications of becoming a resident.

About 12.5 per cent of 75-year-olds already live in retirement villages, and the commission's aim is to help people understand the implications and make the right decision.

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The seminar is free but people need to register to attend for seating and refreshment arrangements.

Register online or by phone on 0800 268 269.

Retirement Village Seminar: Heritage House, 136 Hill St, Monday, September 10. Tea available from 11.30am before the speaker starts at 12pm. The seminar will finish at approximately 1.30pm.