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Retirees choosing Dorset instead of Spain

ELLIE O’DONNELL reports a drop in the number of retirees moving to Spain and discovers Dorset is proving a attractive alternative High London house prices and worries about the effects of Brexit has made people more cautious about retiring abroad. Before the referendum retirees may have been more likely to consider purchasing properties in Spain. However, since the vote there …

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Never too old to be a first time buyer

Age isn’t holding back Geoffrey Green from becoming a first-time buyer. At 98, the former tenant farmer on the Blenheim Palace Estate decided he was tired of being ‘chief cook and bottle washer’ so he opted to move to a retirement village. Report by ELLIE O’DONNELL Having looked after himself for many years Geoffrey decided he couldn’t go another winter …

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A new development for retirees in the North West

Specialist retirement living developer PegasusLife has completed its first age-exclusive development in the North West, Chapelwood in Wilmslow The development is PegasusLife’s first to offer a full range of social amenities on site including a deli cafe, as well as a gym and spa. The 57 one, two and three-bedroom apartments have been designed by award-winning architects in a style …

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Downsizing to rent

Older generations are increasingly opting to downsize and rent in their later years reports Ellie O’Donnell New research from letting agents Countrywide has revealed that the number of retirees renting in later life has increased, making up to eight per cent of the private renting population compared to just over five per cent 10 years ago. Retirement property rental specialists …

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How to part pay for a home and have money to spare

The Older Person’s Shared Ownership Scheme can help older people buy a stylish home and have money to spare reports ELLIE O’DONNELL Retired teacher Janis Benson is a poster girl for how activities can lead to a healthy later life. Recently she bought an apartment from Notting Hill Housing in West Norwood and has since been enjoying the facilities the …

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Fine dining award for retirement village

Soft white napkins, opulent furnishings and mood lighting are not generally images you might conjure of a restaurant in a retirement village However standards are rising. Haut cuisine is now de rigeur and the heat is on to lure foodies who put fine dining high on their menu when choosing a retirement property and want to retire to a good …

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Why we prefer old movies

The Sound of Music film is not saying so long or farewell to the hearts of the UK’s older generation according to new research from retirement housing provider Anchor. Report by Ellie O’Donnell New research from Anchor reveals that the 1965 classic The Sound of Music ranks top among the silver screen favourites of the over 55s. And old movies …

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How homesitting can offer retirees adventure

Homesitting has become an attractive option for many women over 65 discovers ELLIE O’DONNELL Women over 65 are opting to become homesitters as 75 per cent of participants in a recent survey revealed. Alan Irvine, Chairman of Homesitters Ltd which conducted the research, explains: “Our research highlights that retired women are relishing being homesitters because it provides the opportunity for a …

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A first-class retirement to suit every lifestyle – Battersea Place

In the last decade, London has witnessed a landmark shift in the proportion of older residents who aspire to retire in the capital While many might once have sought a quieter pace of life in suburbia, there is now a tangible demand for high-end, high specification retirement communities that can adapt to the changing needs of ‘last time buyers’ as …

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Retire to Winchester and live longer!

A lovely house has come up for sale in the historic city of Winchester declared the best place to live in the UK According to a recent study into quality of life it was found that 96.6 per cent of the residents in Winchester reported being in good or fairly good health compared to a national average of 94.6per cent More good news for the over 55s is …

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