Why your retirement property search should be empowering

29th July 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

Planning for retirement is a minefield, not least when it comes to deciding what to do about your property situation. We know from the many anecdotal stories we hear in our villages that many people continue as they are for many, many years,…

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Top five quirky ‘Try Before You Buy’ schemes

24th June 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

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 stay overnight and immerse themselves in retirement village life. Try Before You…

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

24th May 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

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 a purchase. However, if you’re thinking about what do and where to…

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Why all retirement villages should be pet-friendly

21st April 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

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 might be otherwise. Part of the family Nearly ten years ago Graham…

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Independent retirement living – in the news

12th February 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

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 the options available to older generations – some fictional, and other which are very…

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Six things to consider in 2016…

21st January 2016 - By Sarah Burgess

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 that could have a really positive bearing on your retirement plans. Estate…

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Your perfect Christmas

11th December 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

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….. CAMP A You find the whole thing tiresome and stressful – buying,…

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No one should be alone this festive season

30th November 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

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 of us. Evenings spent at parties, catching up with friends and a…

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Living in a retirement village provides peace of mind

1st November 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

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 recently interviewed Gillian Sissens, daughter of 87-year-old Mr and Mrs Warwick, who…

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