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Making space for your childhood treasures

Making space for your childhood treasures

One of the most traumatic things about downsizing is having to get rid of cherished items collected over the years. What if you could find a retirement apartment big enough for those treasures you can’t live without? Retired businesswoman Anne Hobson, 78, found room...
How to string along in later life

How to string along in later life

They say you are never too old to learn something new. But Jane Slade exceeded her wildest expectations as she reports. “I inherited a much loved but battered viola from an old family friend about a year ago,” explains Jane, 58. “I had learned the piano as a child and...
Ring the bells with the Churchill Choir

Ring the bells with the Churchill Choir

Congratulations to the fabulous Churchill Choir and their conductor Ali Sharpe on producing their first Christmas Single called Ring the Bells which you can view and listen to below! The choir comprises retirees who have bought properties at Churchill Retirement...
Benefits of living near the city centre

Benefits of living near the city centre

It’s not enough living within a stone’s throw of the high street, today’s modern retiree wants to be within striking distance of the bright lights of the city says JANE SLADE Former model and sculptor Gillian Webb, still loves shopping for fashionable clothes at 84...
Retiring with family and friends

Retiring with family and friends

A major deterrent to downsizing is being unable to find a suitable retirement development close to your family and friends. But what if you could persuade them to move to the same development as you? This is just what Barbara Friggens did some 80 years after being...
How you can benefit from caring for an animal

How you can benefit from caring for an animal

There are many mental health benefits as well as physical ones that come from spending time with animals and pets The health benefits of dog ownership are well documented and a study commissioned last year by pet food company, Butcher’s Pet Care found that dog owners...