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UK Retirement property

Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84

Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84

At aged 84, she still visits the gym to practice standing on her head and choreograph new gymnastic routines Marjorie Carter, a grandmother from Bradford, and former Olympic gymnast, is still performing gravity-defying routines at the age of 84. Now...

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The Albert Suites – the luxury care experience

The Albert Suites – the luxury care experience

With restaurant quality food, chauffeur driven outings and a butler to meet residents’ every wish, the Albert Suites are taking nursing care to new heights Bespoke and personalised care is often aspired to but rarely attained for the aged and nursing sectors; however,...

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Are you ready to try something new?

Are you ready to try something new?

Carole Bly now has the opportunity to indulge her passions for travel, belly dancing and family time, thanks to stress free Retirement Living. Carole, 73, who lives in Bexleyheath, believes that the key to a happy retirement is spending time with loved ones, exploring...

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Retiring to the capital

Retiring to the capital

To retire in London – the only way is up says Jane Slade Retired schoolteacher Kathleen Rawes, 85, missed London’s theatres and restaurants so much after she retired to Harrogate that she moved back six months ago. “I was craving a taste of city living,”...

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Retirees home in on bungalows

Retirees home in on bungalows

A surge in the popularity of bungalows has prompted Britain’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone to provide more single-storey homes Despite proving popular in the UK, construction of bungalows has suffered a decline in recent years – a...

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Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising

Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising

If you’ve spent a lifetime in a large house surrounded by big pieces of furniture, what can you do when you want to downsize? For John and Frances Jenkins, the answer was to buy a Beechcroft home at Maygate Place in Medstead, Hampshire as Mrs Jenkins...

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Family-friendly Retirement developments

Family-friendly Retirement developments

Why it is just as important for retirement development to welcome children as well as retirees BY JANE SLADE The lunchtime menu at Wadswick Green retirement village in Wiltshire includes sausage and mash with beans and chocolate brownie with vanilla ice...

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Getting off the property ladder

Getting off the property ladder

Renting in retirement means being free of home ownership When Olive Young sold her home in IIford in Essex in 2006, she had one certainty about retirement – she no longer wanted to be a home owner. Divorced and in her late 50s at the time, Olive had sold...

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Enjoying a new life with Beechcroft

Enjoying a new life with Beechcroft

Widow Elizabeth Wood has discovered a friendly community and a garden she doesn’t have to care for at Penhurst Gardens in the Cotswolds Elizabeth Wood knew that taking the decision to move from a big house with a large garden would be difficult –...

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