4th November 2015

Retirement villages are they for you?

Sometimes you just want to make living in your own home a bit easier and a retirement village can offer a very good solution.

There are a growing number of retirement villages in the UK and they offer everything from an apartment with a caretaker on site - all the way to a luxury penthouse apartment with a clubhouse and a spa and swimming pool, hairdressing salon, restaurant, bistro, library, snooker room, the list goes on....

Several of my clients have been interested in this option, rather than staying at home and managing a large family house.  The retirement village allows you to live autonomously without the hassle of managing the garden or worrying whether the leaves are blocking the guttering.

Once you have decided what part of the country you want to live in you can research the villages that are available and find out what they offer.  They all seem to provide something slightly different, so you need to make the phone call before you get in your car.

Alternatively you can get in touch with me and I will do the research for you and make the phone calls - and then drive you around so that you can view them all!

 

Just a quick update – I’ve now visited all but one of the Nursing Homes in the report, and we have decided on Gloucester House in Sevenoaks, which Mum is happy with. It is actually 5 minutes from my Brother’s house, but we didn’t even know it was there so we are grateful for Chosen with Care for letting us know if it’s existence! Mum moves in during week commencing 30th January, so she should be settled in in time for her Birthday so we will have a little ‘room-warming/birthday party’ that weekend. I think that being so close to my brothers house will help her settle in and feel at home. thanks so much for your help.