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A guide to choosing a retirement property

A guide to choosing a retirement property

Jane Slade offers a five point guide to sourcing the ideal retirement property A new survey from the Retirement Villages Group reveals that over 55s biggest worry is their health. Yet evidence shows that people live longer, healthier lives in a retirement community....

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New companionship club for over 55s

Jade Companionships is a new club designed for people looking to connect with like-minded types to enjoy stimulating activities and experiences Launched at a glittering event attended by celebrities Cliff Richard, Gloria Hunniford and Jon Snow, Jade offers those aged...

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Low maintenance living at Fairfield Gardens

Experience the very best of modern living at Crest Nicholson’s Fairfield Gardens development in Bedfordshire Especially designed for the modern retiree looking for a spacious home, two-and-three-bedroom apartments at Fairfield Gardens are well-equipped for...

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Retirement villages find their voice

JANE SLADE discovers retirement communities offering a new rhythm to later life Judy Allen started learning the piano when she was six. By the age of 10 she was playing in her local church. After a career as a piano teacher and music examiner she is now,...

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Where to buy to keep fit and active

Retirement housebuilders are providing more facilities and imaginative activities than ever before. JANE SLADE sources some of the best developments At Bishopstoke Park village(anchor.org.uk) in Eastleigh, Hampshire, (one-bed apartments from £345,000),...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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