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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.

PROPERTY ARTICLES UK

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Shared-ownership retirement properties launching on London’s South Bank

Bankhouse is a collection of shared-ownership homes for the over 55s offering independent living with extra care amenities Situated in on …

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Homes you can lock up and leave

Most people want to travel more when they retire so why not choose a home that gives you the freedom …

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Half of UK renters aged over 46

Latest research reveals that there is a rise in the number of happy silver renters Some 40 per cent of …

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INTERVIEWS 

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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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LIFESTYLE 

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Half of UK renters aged over 46

Latest research reveals that there is a rise in the number of happy silver renters Some 40 per cent of …

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Boost your sense of adventure and fitness by becoming a homesitter

Having time to try something new is one of the joys of retirement. It’s also what attracts many retired people …

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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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GARDENING

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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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FINANCE

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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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Money

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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HEALTH

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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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TECHNOLOGY

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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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TRAVEL

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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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GOLFING PROPERTIES

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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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