Expect the unexpected at Retirement Villages

12th December 2018 - By Sarah Burgess

Owls, Japanese choirs, panto and fashion shoots – 2018 has been a year of fun, surprises and new experiences. You get used to being surprised at Retirement Villages. In fact, you almost prepare for it – if that’s even possible.  Whether it’s an…

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Moving into a retirement village

5th December 2018 - By Mike Pettet Resident Blogger

For my first blog I will set the scene and explain why we moved into a retirement village. Picture a coastal village in Devon set in a valley, or combe, running down to the sea.  A chalet bungalow 400 yards up from the beach and…

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The importance of good communication

5th December 2018 - By Derrick Myers Resident Blogger

Retired and living in a village with three hundred other retirees was not something my wife and I had planned to do. In our sixty years of married life, (we were married in Berwick upon Tweed) we have moved on six times, living…

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Age is no barrier to choice and nor should retirement be

24th September 2018 - By Sarah Burgess

Two very different stories hit the news in August, yet they shared common themes – freedom and choice. Group Sales and Marketing Director Sarah Burgess takes a look. The sad news that Barry Chuckle had passed away in early August was one that…

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Should we be talking about ‘rightsizing’ not downsizing?

15th August 2018 - By Guy Flintoft

The majority of homeowners are willing to move to a smaller property in order to help fund their retirement, but is ‘downsizing’ a pessimistic way of talking about it? Most over 65s have and will fund their final property and retirement with the…

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When is the ideal time to retire?

15th June 2018 - By Sarah Burgess

Are you a Daniel Day-Lewis or a Robert DeNiro? A Paula Radcliffe or a Martina Hingis? Choosing the right time to retire can be one of the hardest decisions you’ll make. So when is the best time? The sports and movie industries are…

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Are too few of us prepared for retirement?

15th May 2018 - By Will Crawford

Dramatic changes in how we live, work and stop working are presenting some unique challenges for the retirement sector. Our Group Development Director, Will Crawford, shares his thoughts here… There are more options than ever before when it comes to retirement, while changes…

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