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The property and lifestyle site for the discerning retiree

Thinking about downsizing but don't know where to begin? Want to free up some money to help your children/grandchildren? Or looking for somewhere suitable for your parents. We are not an estate agents but a property-focused advice and information website. Our plan is to help you find your next home and guide you towards a new life.


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Battersea Place – a haven for city-loving retirees

London may not be everyone’s choice to spend their twilight years but Battersea Place, the capital’s first retirement village, offers a …

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Why renting with Girlings is the key to a happy retirement

Renting in a purpose-built retirement development on an assured tenancy offers new financial opportunities for you to enjoy The over …

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Exit fees and retirement housing

Retirement housing lawyer Patrick Gloyens demystifies exit fees – the controversial ‘use-now-pay-later’ charge some developers levy when a retirement property is …

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Jennie Bond shares her Memory Box treasures

Former BBC Royal Correspondent JENNIE BOND reveals what she would put in her own memory box, after been inspired by those at …

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How a love of honeybees inspired a women’s new business

LOUISE MIDGLEY meets artist and beekeeper Sharon Jervis and discovers how she was inspired to create a new range of health …

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Homes designed to improve wellbeing

PegasusLife has hired award-winning architect Sarah Wrigglesworth to incorporate wellbeing in the designs of its over-50s developments. JANE SLADE went to meet her to discover …

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There’s room for friends, family and pets at Durrants Village

You won’t just find luxurious properties but a whole community when you buy a home in one of Renaissance Villages’ …

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Gloria opens retirement village in Horsham

Gloria Hunniford opens Durrants Village in West Sussex The television and radio personality, Gloria Hunniford, was on great form chatting …

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Best spots for Bluebells

There is no better sign that spring is upon us than a sea of bluebells emerging from a wooded glade. …

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Perfect gifts for gardeners from just £4.99

It’s the thought that counts when choosing a present for the gardener in your life says LOUISE MIDGLEY, who has sourced …

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Gardening gifts for green-fingered mums

LOUISE MIDGLEY picks out some choice gardening gifts to treat your mother this Mothering Sunday – March 6 Whichford Pottery celebrates its 40th …

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New flower school taps into your wild side

    LOUISE MIDGLEY meets Jay Archer whose new floral design and flower school offers courses that break free from traditional …

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Not all doom and gloom for overseas property buyers

Despite currency fluctuations interest rates are still at an all time low. So all is not lost for those seeking …

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Brexit to fuel demand for UK pensions to be moved out of Britain

Brexit will be a trigger for more people to move their British pensions out of the UK, predicts the founder and …

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Your financial guide to buying a home overseas

You don’t want to make a mistake buying a home abroad if you are retired. So consider these top currency …

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Managing joint pain with physiotherapy

Many of us will suffer joint pain in later life. However a qualified physio can help in a variety of …

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Why aches and pains make life a misery

The devastating impact of joint pain is laid bare in a new survey Those aged 64 and over are more likely to suffer …

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Keep taking the steroids

ANNIE CONSTANTINOU writes hilariously and movingly about the side effects of being on steroids as she battles the ‘C-Word’ I have had …

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Keeping safe online

BILL CAREY offers some essential tips to ensuring your online experience is risk free With a recent string of high-profile hacking …

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Top five apps for older people

The number of people aged 65 and over accessing the internet has risen by more than a quarter in the past …

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Home Security System

In the last year I have been considering installing some sort of video camera in the house which will add …

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The Stafford Hotel is a choice capital treat

The Stafford Hotel promises a weekend of delights and surprises London is full of wonderful hotels in great locations, but the five-star …

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Holiday solutions for solo travellers

JANE SLADE investigates some exciting holiday choices for older solo travellers Taking the plunge and going on your first holiday on …

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Palm Springs – the secret world of Frank Sinatra

To mark the centenary of ol’ blue eyes’s birth ADAM HELLIKER visited Palm Springs to explore some of the crooner’s old haunts and …

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Mike Gatting is bowled over by Barbados

JANE SLADE catches up with former England cricket captain Mike Gatting at his ‘retirement’ home in Barbados It was 1998. …

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Find your Ryder Cup dream home on a top golf resort

As the Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles later this week there is no better time to consider purchasing a home on one …

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Stunning golf properties in New Zealand

For anyone thinking of retiring to a home on a world-class golf course, in an English-speaking country with British traditions …

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