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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Did you realise middle age now lasts until you’re 74?

30th April 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

Working within the retirement sector does inevitably mean that the subject of ageing and the ageing process is a constant source of conversation and one heightened recently by some fascinating insights into longevity from Europe. In case you missed these latest revelations, I…

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Reaching retirement age no longer means giving up work

2nd March 2015 - By Sarah Burgess

Over the past 12 months we have witnessed the increase in people in employment choosing to live in one of our retirement villages. This reflects the bigger UK picture – more men and women are working way beyond retirement age. In fact in…

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