A special free event to explain downsizing and moving home in later-life is being hosted at Castle View Retirement Village in Windsor on Thursday 29 July at 4pm

Downsizing, or ‘rightsizing’ as some prefer to call it, is a challenge everyone faces as they approach retirement.

The simple fact is that as we grow older our accommodation needs change.

After years of living in the same home surrounded by our treasured possessions, that familiarity which once made us feel safe and comfortable becomes more of a trap.

Most people eventually realise – or their grown-up children realise for them! – that their current house and garden is becoming too much for them to cope with, and that moving to a smaller, more manageable home would provide a better, less stressful lifestyle.

But it’s no small task, and where to start?

All your fears and questions will hopefully be answered at a special downsizing event, which is being hosted by Castle View, the new retirement village in Windsor.

Independent speakers will cover a range of subjects including; choosing an estate agent to market and value your property; advice on finding a more appropriate home, through to examining the financial implications. Other areas that will be discussed will be, how to scale down your furniture and possessions, as well as auctioneers and house clearance.

“It’s very easy to put off the conversation about downsizing, but no matter how fit and healthy you are now, age will eventually catch up with you and mobility could become an issue,” cautions Ruth Wilson, who is organising the event at Castle View. “It is all so much easier when you are that bit younger or have some assistance, so the message has to be; ‘Do not put it off until it’s too late’.”

To book your place at this free event or request more information call Ruth on 01753 378127 or e-mail ruthwilsonhome@yahoo.co.uk




Downsizing Made Easy


The Programme – Thursday 29 July

2 – 4pm opportunity to view apartments and facilities at Castle View

4pm Downsizing event

5pm Complimentary BBQ on the Sky Deck


Solicitors – Nathan Kapoor – Charles Coleman

Estate Agent – Richard Horler

Downsizing specialist and assistance – Amanda Fyfe

Windsor Auctions – Harry Ballin

Removals – Chris Johnson – Frontline Solutions

Audrey Reed – who has successful moved home and can offer some personal insights

Castle View