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Pet-friendly retirement schemes

More and more developments are allowing residents to bring their four-legged friends with them, but how do you go about finding the right pet-friendly retirement scheme for you? Report by JANE SLADE Pets can save older people from loneliness, help them maintain a healthy life, and assist with making friends but just because a retirement village says it welcomes pets it does not mean is pet friendly. “One …

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Our guide to buying a retirement property

  Buying a retirement home can be a nerve-racking business because there is so much to consider. This print-out-and-keep checklist will help you with your search FACILITIES  These can range hugely depending on whether you are looking to buy a property in a top-end retirement village such as Retirement Villages’ Charters Village in East Grinstead (pictured above), a cottage or …

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Your checklist before moving to a retirement property

JANE SLADE offers some essential tips and questions you should ask when you go and view a retirement development Do your sums and remember it isn’t just the price of the property you need to consider but communal charges. Decide whether you want to live in a simple complex with no special facilities but perhaps an owners’ lounge or a …

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Try out a retirement apartment before you buy

Enjoying a trial stay at a retirement apartment takes the fear out of downsizing reports JANE SLADE We wouldn’t buy a car before taking it for a test drive yet when it comes to a home we’re happy to write a cheque after a couple of visits. However with retirement properties, house builders are realising that they are more likely to secure a …

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Brits shun retiring to Europe

New research reveals post Brexit boom in demand for retirement housing in UK as concerns rise about retiring abroad According to housing and care provider Anchor, some 45 per cent of people aged 50+, are now less likely to retire abroad. And of those previously considering leaving the UK to retire in Europe, 41 per cent are now less likely to following Britain’s decision …

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Retirement living offers older people a social life

Living in a retirement community helps people feel less lonely A recent survey carried out for the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness found that almost three-quarters of older people in the UK are lonely. Loneliness is a major public health concern; however, having an active social life can be a way of avoiding this as people get older. According to Age UK, one …

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Retirement Village on TV

Audley Inglewood, the luxury retirement village near Kintbury in Berkshire, has featured in a BBC documentary Holding Back the Years, presented by Angela Rippon The programme is the second in a thought-provoking five-part series which will see various celebrities discuss the key concerns of getting older from their own perspective, including relationships, health, well-being, pensions and appearance. The rest of the …

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Enjoying the social benefits of an active retirement

Come with us behind the scenes to see what life is like in one of Churchill’s retirement developments Find out about the activities and how you can enjoy a busy social life while maintaining your independence. Living in a retirement development gives the option to socialise as much or as little as you like. The retirement developments tend to attract like-minded …

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What can we learn from the USA about ‘age-qualified’ housing

Peter Robinson, Partner at ProMatura’ London office, explains how his company helps create fulfilment for residents and profitable businesses in the USA The last thing the UK social care market needs is the Americans telling it how to run its business. As I am British this can hopefully be avoided, but it is fair to say current UK industry debates often …

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Invitation to Mother’s Day event

Renaissance Villages will be hosting a Mother’s Day event at three of its developments this month Join us for a special Mother’s Day event (venues, dates and times below) offering you and your family the chance to ‎view the homes and lifestyle offered at one of our developments. Guests will be served a delicious complimentary glass of bubbly and nibbles, with a posy of flowers offered as a gift for …

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