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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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Churchill Retirement opens 100th development

Dame Esther Rantzen celebrates Churchill Retirement Living’s 100th development at Chelmer Lodge in Chelmsford Churchill built its first development in Southbourne, …

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A retirement village on the Queen’s doorstep

A new retirement village is being built near Windsor Castle which will offer fabulous views of the Queen’s royal residence …

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Poundbury retirees celebrate a visit from the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen was joined by The Prince Of Wales on a special visit to Poundbury yesterday, where they …

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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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New boiler scheme designed to save you money

Replacing a boiler can cost a fortune but now you can benefit from a new scheme that lets you benefit from …

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Dream opening for Battersea Place

Back row, L-R:Cliff Cook, founding director, LifeCare Residences; Richard Davis, chief executive, LifeCare Residences; David Hearn, …

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Retire in style to Audley Chalfont Dene

Audley Retirement’s latest village in its expanding portfolio, is an exciting new-build in classical style Audley Retirement has long been …

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GARDENING

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The easy way to turn garden waste into compost.

Louise Midgley unravels the mysterious process of turning waste into nutrient rich compost. The art of producing dark, friable compost …

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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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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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Experience Catalonia on two-wheels

LOUISE MIDGLEY explores one of Spain’s best kept secrets by bicycle There’s a memorable scene in the award-winning film ‘A Room with a …

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Enjoy a winter break in Bavaria

JANE SLADE discovers a little known beauty spot with a dark history not far from Salzburg in the Bavarian Alps …

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Masterchefs cooking at Dewshall Court for just £57 for four-course menu

Dewsall Court is inviting you to a four-course dinner cooked by Celebrity Masterchef judge Romy Gill MBE on October 20 and Masterchef 2014 …

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GOLFING PROPERTIES

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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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Retire to a golf resort in the Caribbean

The traditional playground of the rich and infamous has a host of ritzy golf destinations writes PETER SWAIN. Barbados leads the …

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