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Top five quirky ‘Try Before You Buy’ schemes

In our June blog we continue the ‘Try Before You Buy’ theme following the launch of our own initiative last month in several of our communities, which are inviting people to…

Try Before You Buy: Top ten tips to make the most of your stay

You wouldn’t buy a car before test-driving it or new clothes without trying them on for size, but it isn’t usually practical to actually live in a property before committing to…

Why all retirement villages should be pet-friendly

Moving to a retirement village is a big decision, but for animal-lovers whether or not they can bring their pets with them is often the overriding factor, however attractive the move…

Could downsizing be one solution to the ‘sandwich generation’ challenge?

THE world in which we live is ever-changing.  Healthcare in the developed world is much better and people are living longer as a result.  That means pressure on public services; housing;…

Independent retirement living – in the news

 Here at Retirement Villages, we’ve been creating independent living villages since 1981 – but we’ve recently seen more and more TV programmes and news stories featuring later life living, and…

Six things to consider in 2016…

The start of a new year is usually a time to take stock and contemplate your plans for the future.  So here are a few things you may wish to consider…

Your perfect Christmas

Chances are you will probably fall into one or two camps as we race headlong towards Christmas. I hope you have some fun choosing which camp you relate to the most…..…

No one should be alone this festive season

It’s that time of year again! The festive season is fast approaching and we are all gearing up for what is set to be the busiest time of year for many…

Living in a retirement village provides peace of mind

Let’s face it, in todays ageing society where people are living longer, at some point families may have an important role in the support and caregiving of a loved one. We…

Calls to axe stamp duty to help the older generation move

I’ve read so many articles regarding the housing shortage in the UK. Reports that suggest more elderly people moving out of their ‘oversized homes’, and into smaller properties, could help to…

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