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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Calls to axe stamp duty to help the older generation move

30th September 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

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 free up property for families are certainly not making new claims. In…

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The Retired: A Generation of Thrill Seekers

27th August 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

When you’re younger future life decisions consist of things such as, which university course to choose, the career path to take, as well as other significant life choices including marriage and children. Then, as we near retirement, it’s time to dream about our…

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Retirement Villages stars in Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches’

7th August 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

In July, our wonderful Hertfordshire based Castle Village starred in Channel 4’s award-winning current affairs programme, Dispatches. Titled: ‘Pensions and the Price of Growing Old‘, the half an hour episode with journalist and newsreader Michael Buerk, explored the concerning problem of loneliness and vulnerability within…

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