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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Addressing housing and care for our ageing population

22nd June 2017 - By Nigel Welby

Neither Brexit nor the outcome of the recent general election will make any difference to the ageing of our population and the increasing cost of both housing and caring for them. Politicians and society cannot undertake a modern day impersonation of King Canute,…

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Ready to Bretire?

26th April 2017 - By Sarah Burgess

Top ten reasons to stay in the UK Now is a time of great uncertainty in this country for businesses and individuals. However, what is certain is that Great Britain will leave the European Union, with Theresa May triggering Article 50 and delivering…

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High on ambition, but low on delivery for the elderly

13th February 2017 - By Will Crawford

Whilst welcoming the ambition of the Housing White Paper to provide people with the security they need to plan for the future through the provision of more housing, and in particular housing for the elderly, we are disappointed that much needed assistance and…

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