Choosing to rent at Elmbridge Village

Former civil servant Maureen Baxter had her daughter on hand to help her research her next retirement move. She opted to rent a two bedroom apartment at Elmbridge Village. Maureen said: “In today’s economic climate, I wasn’t prepared to buy. I’m 79 now,…

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David Thomas, Elmbridge Retirement Village

Don’t leave it until it’s too late and you’re too old, says Elmbridge resident. David Thomas, who formerly worked in industrial relations, decided it was time to downsize and move into a more manageable property after the death of his wife. In the…

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From Kingston upon Thames to Elmbridge Retirement Village, Meet Marilyn Jones

“Moving here has created peace of mind,” says resident.   After working in HR for 14 years, living in a gorgeous flat overlooking the River Thames in Kingston Upon Thames for 35 years, one experience prompted 69-year-old Marilyn Jones to move to a retirement village, in June.   Marilyn’s former neighbour, a woman in her 80s, hit…

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Sir and Lady Stewart, Elmbridge Village

Buying an apartment off-plan was the perfect solution for Sir Moray and Lady Stewart who relocated from Fife to be closer to family. Retired couple Sir Moray and Lady Stewart recently moved into Arun House, to a beautiful two-bedroom ground floor apartment in…

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Mr and Mrs Shaw, Elmbridge Village

Having lived in 17 different houses prior to arriving at Elmbridge Village, Pam and Gordon are ready to settle. Pam and Gordon have recently moved to Elmbridge Manor after selling their large four-bedroom house in Somerset. Having met at a local dance in…

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Joan Penning, Elmbridge Village

I wanted to be near my grandchildren, says resident. Longstanding Elmbridge resident Joan Penning, who recently celebrated her 85th birthday, moved to our retirement village in 2007. She wanted to be near her daughter Janet and son-in-law Mick, who live at Hunterswood Farm…

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Wendy de Smit, Elmbridge Village

Resident says make the move to a retirement village while you’re young enough to make the most of it. When Wendy de Smit (72) moved to Elmbridge Village with her husband Peter (73) in 2005 they were looking for a comfortable home in…

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Pip and Jean Calvert, Elmbridge Village

Elmbridge excellent value for money, says resident. Pip and Jean Calvert have been married for 64 years and have three daughters. When Pip retired from a career in the Navy (in cruisers, submarines and in command of a minesweeper) and with British American Tobacco,…

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Gavin and Margaret Martin, Elmbridge Village

New village residents looked far and wide before deciding on Elmbridge. For Gavin and Margaret Martin, both 78, moving to Cranleigh-based Elmbridge Village was a decision borne out of many years of careful consideration. “What to do and where to go when you…

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Judith Parvin, Elmbridge Village

I couldn’t be happier, says Judith Judith Parvin, 78, a former NHS medical worker, moved to Elmbridge Village with her late husband Peter in 2004. After living in their nearby Bramley family home for 12 years they wanted to downsize and came across…

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Audrey Leede, Elmbridge Village

Enjoying independent living while remaining close to the family. Benefitting from the very best of both worlds at the popular Elmbridge Village in Surrey is resident Audrey Leede – who enjoys independent living while being close to her family. Mrs Leede is a…

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Shirley Porter, Elmbridge Village

“Everybody should have an Elmbridge Village.” – says retiree resident Shirley. Life has changed quite dramatically for Shirley Porter in recent times. The cheerful 74-year-old has had her ups and downs over the past few years – but the future is now looking…

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