Lime Tree Village in the pretty village of Dunchurch, has received national media coverage in both The Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph, as well as also featuring on BBC Warwickshire and Coventry radio in the last few weeks. And the reason why might take you by surprise…
It seems there are a small but growing number of families with two generations living in the same retirement village. Lime Tree residents Val and Paddy Richard’s story caught the eye of national media when they revealed that Val’s mother Maureen was so impressed by the village when visiting them there, that she also purchased a property at the village and moved there herself.
“I think we will see more instances where two generations are living in the same retirement village” says Sarah Burgess, Sales and Marketing Director at Retirement Villages. “It may be the perfect solution for younger people preparing for their own retirement but also looking to support their parents as they age. In other cases, where the parent moved in first, the younger ones see the active, social lifestyle the parent has become accustomed to and think, ‘I want a slice of that too!’. The Retirement Village model really does suit multiple generations.”
You can find out more about Lime Tree residents, Val, Paddy and Maureen in their case study here. You can also listen to the radio segment from Marian McNamee’s show for BBC Coventry and Warwickshire below, in which Marian visits Lime Tree Village to chat to residents about why they all made the move to Lime Tree Village.