9 things you didn’t know about our retirement villages

24th April 2018 - By Oscar Russell

Different people will have a multitude of ideas about what a retirement village is (hint: it’s definitely not a care home!), while others may not have a clue. So we’ve devised a handy list of things about retirement villages that might surprise you…

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Should we encourage more pet ownership in retirement?

28th February 2018 - By Oscar Russell

Animals have been our companions for thousands of years, but now we’re beginning to truly understand the positive impacts pets can have on our lives, should we be looking at ways to make pet ownership in retirement easier and less costly? As far…

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Another way to help transform housing and healthcare for all

20th December 2017 - By Andrew Ovey

Housing is in short supply and yet increasing numbers of older residents remain living in under-occupied family homes that are becoming increasingly challenging to maintain. There is also increasing pressure on the healthcare system. In 2015-16 1.3 million people over the age of…

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Writing a new chapter for Retirement Villages

10th November 2017 - By Andrew Ovey

On Friday 29th September, we started the next chapter in Retirement Villages’ Group history when AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets completed the acquisition of the group on behalf of its clients. I’m responsible for AXA IM – Real Assets’ healthcare investment business…

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Reasons to embrace your retirement

31st October 2017 - By Sarah Burgess

I was surprised and saddened to hear a recent survey by the Centre for Ageing Better charity had found that around 50 per cent of UK workers planning to retire in the next five years are not looking forward to their retirement, with…

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Moving’s too stressful!

29th September 2017 - By Sarah Burgess

A study by the Journal of Public Health, which looked at the relocation of retirees found that one-third of people moved house at the age of 65 years and over. Qualitative studies have reported that the maintenance of large properties or gardens, access to local services…

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What will be the catalyst for your retirement move?

31st August 2017 - By Sarah Burgess

As we all grow older, at what stage do we start to re-think where we live?  Is the existing family home too big? Is it too costly?  Have our needs changed? Do we see life differently? Where are our priorities? What of the…

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Retirement villages are nothing new – look around the globe

31st July 2017 - By Sarah Burgess

Retirement villages are a relatively new phenomenon in the UK. Our eldest village – Elmbridge Village – is one of the country’s originals and celebrates its 35th birthday this year. For the vast majority of the population, this lifestyle model still remains unknown…

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