Castle Village on Dispatches

14th July 2015

Last night, our wonderful Hertfordshire based Castle Village featured in Channel 4’s award-winning current affairs program, Dispatches. The purpose of the show was to investigate loneliness and vulnerability within the elderly population and to see whether the retiring generation can rely on the…

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Plans for Elmbridge Village unveiled at special ceremony

14th April 2015

To mark the start of a major re-development plan at Elmbridge Retirement Village a special ceremony has taken place. Representatives from Retirement Villages and contractors Castleoak were joined by Elmbridge Village residents for a special turf-cutting ceremony. The development plan includes the provision…

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Mayford Grange appoints new village manager

26th March 2015

nnChrissie Lord has been appointed village manager of Mayford Grange, bringing with her over 40 years of experience in the care sector. The 62-year-old has worked for both public and private healthcare companies and is passionate about delivering quality and consistency through her…

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Build contracts secured with specialist construction company

26th February 2015

Construction company Castleoak has recently secured contracts for two of our major developments. The company specialises in designing and building care accommodation and retirement housing. Castleoak will build 49 retirement living apartments at our award-winning Charters Village in East Grinstead, West Sussex. At…

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Moat Park appoints Celia Whicher as Sales Consultant

9th February 2015

Last month Celia Whicher was appointed the new Sales Consultant for Maynard House at Moat Park. The Kent born lady has enjoyed a varied career moving all over the eastern counties to pursue her passion for property and equestrianism. Celia is currently the…

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Local company wins Moat Park landscaping contract

15th January 2015

Phipps Landscapes based in Shalford Green, have recently secured a contract to provide on-going maintenance work at Moat Park, our newest retirement village based in Great Easton, Essex. The village sits within six acres of parkland, some of which dates back several centuries….

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Invitation to come for tea at Thamesfield

5th January 2015

Our Thamesfield village is looking to help people overcome those post Christmas blues by offering complimentary afternoon tea during January. “After all the highs of the festive season, January can be very flat. Family and friends have left, the excitement has passed and…

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Charters Village collects two national awards

23rd December 2014

Our newest bespoke retirement village Charters Village, in East Grinstead, West Sussex, is a double award winner – collecting two national housebuilding titles in the space of a month. The village was named Best Retirement Scheme in the UK in the Housebuilder Awards…

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Sales and marketing suite moves into Maynard House

9th December 2014

As interest in our Maynard House apartment scheme continues to rise, the sales and marketing suite has moved into the main apartment building. In doing so, guests interested in an apartment at Maynard House can get a better feel for the lifestyle and…

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Maynard House comes to life

8th December 2014

In the last few weeks Maynard House, the new apartment scheme at Moat Park, has started to come to life and develop its own social calendar. Kicking off the proceedings was a lady named Eve Regelous, a former consultant for Harrods, who gave…

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We bid farewell to John Jeremy after 20 years

3rd December 2014

At the end of November we wished a fond farewell to John Jeremy, who retired after sitting as the non-executive Director on the Board for the past 20 years. John joined Retirement Villages back in 1994 as the Cedars Village construction project was…

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The Retirement Villages Novices’ Handicap Hurdles

17th November 2014

Mrs Moore, Nigel Welby and Mr Macnabb celebrated after a fantastic performance from Nebula Storm, in The Retirement Villages Novices’ Handicap Hurdles on the 20th October. The race at Plumpton Racecourse, East Sussex, was sponsored by Retirement Villages and saw bookie’s favourite Nebula…

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Charters Village named ‘Best Retirement Scheme’ in the UK

7th November 2014

Charters Village, our newest retirement village in East Grinstead, West Sussex, has been named Best Retirement Scheme in the UK. The village, which has nearly sold Phase 1 of its properties and will be releasing Phase 2 in 2015, beat off stiff competition…

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Blagdon Village Wedding Celebrations

4th November 2014

Blagdon Village celebrated a very special wedding at the weekend as two of its residents became husband and wife. Geoffrey Morton, 78, and June Smith, 73, were married at St George’s Wilton Church, hosting their reception in the lodge at the Middleway retirement…

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Maynard House welcomes its first residents

15th August 2014

Our Essex retirement apartment scheme, Maynard House, has welcomed its very first residents. Mr and Mrs Anthony and Rosemary Coleby made history at our Moat Park retirement village by becoming the very first residents in our brand new apartment project. The retired couple…

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Rob Barr appointed new HR Manager

11th August 2014

The appointment of Rob Barr as HR Manager of Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RV) is set to enhance the impact of the company’s HR function. Rob will oversee improvements to systems already in place to address short term operational needs, and aims to…

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Retirement Villages appoints Joerg Epple as Care Director

14th July 2014

Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RV) has appointed Joerg Epple Care Director as the company looks to streamline care services across its UK villages. Spread across 14 locations in the south of the UK, the operator says it is vital all villages work to…

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Charters Village shortlisted for national property award

7th July 2014

Our latest retirement village project, Charters Village, has been shortlisted for a national award. The West Sussex retirement village is one of just four retirement schemes in the country to be put forward for the top UK honour. The Housebuilder Awards recognise the…

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Charters Village makes donation to benefit local community

5th June 2014

Pupils at Cumnor House school are enjoying their new cricket pavilion thanks to a generous donation made by Charters Village. When developers Retirement Villages Group Ltd started work to build their 14th village on Felcourt Road, they came across the disused pavilion and…

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Charters Village supports a marathon tradition

3rd June 2014

The management team at our newest village in West Sussex were delighted to be involved with one of the area’s longest standing and well attended events, the Lingfield Marathon Fun Run. Charters Village, situated on Felcourt Road in between Lingfield and East Grinstead,…

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Lime Tree Village celebrates its 10th birthday

16th May 2014


When Lime Tree Village’s very first residents moved into their new home, it was just them and the night watchman!

 Today, 10 years on, and they are surrounded by 200-plus fellow neighbours in a Warwickshire retirement village that is positively thriving with a…

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Cedars Village opens its doors to the public

10th May 2014

Cedars Village, the area’s dedicated retirement community for people aged 60 and over, is opening its doors to the public this month. 

Anyone mystified by what life in a retirement village actually means should head to the village off Dog Kennel Lane, on the…

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Open Day season gets underway at Retirement Villages

31st March 2014

With the imminent onset of Spring, a number of villages across the Retirement Villages group will be throwing open their doors and extending a warm invitation to the public to come along and take a look. Unlike the American model, villages in the…

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Theresa May visits Thamesfield

28th March 2014

It’s not everyday that a Cabinet Minister drops by for tea, so special measures were put in place when our Henley-on-Thames retirement village welcomed the Home Secretary Theresa May to meet with staff and residents. Also serving as the Conservative MP for Maidenhead,…

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Film legend launches Charters Village

24th March 2014

Special guest Honor Blackman declared Retirement Villages Group Ltd’s 14th village “very impressive” during a dedicated launch event. Best known for her role as infamous Bond Girl ‘Pussy Galore’, Ms Blackman attended the event on Friday 14th March to celebrate the official opening…

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Older generation opting for ‘trendy’ apartment living in Essex

23rd January 2014



Regarded as the choice of the younger ‘trendy’ generation, apartment living is now becoming a preferred option for people in their later years, according to retirement property provider Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RV).

 The company which has over 1,200 retirement properties across the…

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First glimpse inside Maynard House retirement project

28th November 2013

A bespoke private housing project for retired people is gathering pace with the first of the interior rooms now complete. The project, a private 26-apartment development called Maynard House, is under construction in Great Easton, It represents one of the first private build…

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New activities organiser appointed at Thamesfield

26th November 2013

The team at Thamesfield retirement village has been strengthened with the arrival of Adriana Fernandes-Bowyer. Adriana, the village’s new activities organiser, brings with her a wealth of experience in events management, mostly gained working within the hospitality and health care sectors. She impressed…

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Maynard House sales and marketing suite open

2nd October 2013

The doors of the sales and marketing suite for the area’s newest luxury retirement apartments have been declared open. Those interested in purchasing one of the desirable retirement properties at Maynard House now have the opportunity to visit the suite on Dunmow Road…

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Looming gap in future housing provision for older people, warns ARCO

25th September 2013

Retirement Villages’ trade association, ARCO, says the current provision of specialist retirement housing is ‘woefully inadequate’ and will remain so until local authority planning departments face the fact that the UK population of over 65s is set to reach 20 million by 2030…

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Retirement apartments get snapped up at launch event

18th September 2013

Interest for luxury properties at the launch of Maynard House, the area’s newest retirement apartment project, was exceptional with a number of apartments already reserved. Potential purchasers flocked to the two day launch event of Maynard House to find out more about the…

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Wine tasting event to be held at Avonpark Village

11th September 2013

AN invitation to a wine tasting event at Avonpark Village has been issued. Local wine merchant, Rob Hunt will be hosting the event on Wednesday 18 September at 3-5pm. Rob, who runs Ruby Red Wine Cellars in Bradford on Avon, will be armed…

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Charters Village on track for December opening

11th September 2013

A CEREMONIAL ‘topping out’ has marked exciting progress towards the completion of the first phase in the development of Charters Village, the newest in the Retirement Villages Group Ltd’s portfolio. Paul Walsh, Managing Director of Care & Operations for Retirement Villages Ltd helped…

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Retirement development named after local historical family

20th August 2013

One of the area’s most famous historical families – the Maynards – are being remembered in the naming of a new retirement apartment development in Great Easton. Maynard House is the chosen name of the apartment project currently under construction by Retirement Villages…

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Over 50 care jobs to be created at Charters Village

7th August 2013

Over 50 new jobs will be created when the 60 bed care home at Charters Village opens later this year. A range of roles from admin, domestic and support staff right through to the nursing and care jobs are now being advertised. And…

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MP praises retirement development progress

2nd August 2013

Retirement Villages Group Ltd gave Sir Alan Haselhurst, MP for Saffron Walden a sneak preview of its latest development in Great Easton, Essex during a recent visit. Members of the Retirement Village Group met Sir Alan where he was shown the site and…

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Village Day puts Chorleywood on the map

19th July 2013

The civil parish of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire is home to one of Retirement Village’s largest and most established villages, Cedars Village. Sitting on the quaintly named Dog Kennel Lane, the sweeping drive of the 22 acre site opens onto Chorleywood Common – home…

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An open day invitation at Retirement Village

19th July 2013

Visitors are being invited to join staff and residents for refreshments at the area’s award winning retirement village. Lime Tree Village, in Dunchurch, near Rugby, is hosting an open day on Tuesday, 30th July, between 10am till 2pm, for anyone interested in finding…

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Beefeater to give talk at Avonpark Village

4th July 2013

Residents and visitors at Avonpark Retirement Village, in Winsley Hill, Limpley Stoke, near Bath, will be welcoming a very unique visitor next week.   Shaun McCormack will be visiting the village to share his experiences as a Yeoman of the Guard, commonly known…

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Thamesfield supports Health, Wealth and Wellbeing

25th June 2013

Downsizing and elderly care services were put in the spotlight at a recent community fair in Henley-on-Thames. Our Oxfordshire village Thamesfield was one of the many like-minded exhibitors promoting Health, Wealth and Wellbeing to local visitors at Toad Hall Garden Centre on Marlow Road….

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RV celebrates senior golfing talent

25th June 2013

Retirement Villages Regional Manager Malcolm Sniders was delighted to attend the presentation ceremony following this year’s Sutton Green Seniors Open. For the fifth year in a row, Mayford Grange sponsored the competition held at the neighbouring golf course on the fringes of Mayford,…

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‘Open afternoon’ invitation to Cedars Village

25th June 2013

Cedars Village is opening its doors to the public offering the opportunity to find out more about retirement living. The Open Afternoon is being held on Wednesday 3rd July between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Staff will be on hand to show visitors around the…

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Donations still rolling in from tea dance at Thamesfield

4th June 2013

A fundraising event saw staff and residents at Thamesfield retirement village on their feet and dancing for an afternoon of music and movement in aid of older people’s charity, Independent Age.   The charity was handpicked by Thamesfield residents because of the advice…

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Discover Retirement Village’s lifestyle over coffee

29th May 2013

Visitors are being invited to discover more about life in a retirement village at a coffee morning at Park Place, Boston on Wednesday, 5th June between 10am to 12noon. The coffee morning is the chance for those who want to see the lifestyle…

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Cream tea at The Priory anyone?

29th May 2013

Visitors are invited to The Priory to discover what makes this Retirement Village so special while enjoying a Devonshire cream tea at an Open Day on Saturday, 15th June from 10am to 2pm.   The Priory offers independent living for the over 60s,…

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Marathon effort at Charters Village

28th May 2013

Establishing community links and building relations with local people and businesses has always been an important part of integrating a Retirement Village’s development into a new area.   Charters Village is currently being built on the northern fringes of East Grinstead in West…

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A much loved face at Roseland Parc retires

29th April 2013

One of the longest serving members of staff at Roseland Parc, Ann Tomlinson, has retired.    Ann has been a popular and much loved member of the team for over 10 years. She originally worked as a care assistant at Penlee Care Home and…

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Work starts on new look retirement village

9th April 2013

Work has begun on extending an established care home so creating a new retirement village for the area.   There has been a care home on the Moat House site, on the fringes of Great Dunmow, in Essex, for a number of years….

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Charters Village’s Sales and Marketing Suite opens

26th March 2013

The doors of the Sales and Marketing Suite at the area’s newest retirement village have been declared open.   Those interested in buying a property at Charters Village now have the opportunity to visit the Suite on Felcourt Road, between Lingfield and East…

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Launch prompts high levels of interest in retirement homes

18th February 2013

Demand for properties at the launch of the area’s new retirement village Charters Village was unprecedented.   Eight apartments and chalet bungalows, representing a quarter of those being built in phase one, were snapped up during the three day event.   And there…

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Discover retirement living at Elmbridge Village Open Day

18th February 2013

AN invitation to find out more about the properties and lifestyle on offer at the country’s first privately-owned retirement village has been issued.   Elmbridge Village, which sits on the fringes of Cranleigh, Surrey, will be welcoming visitors on Wednesday 20th March between…

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The Priory to open its doors

21st January 2013

Visitors are being invited to discover the Retirement Villages lifestyle at an Open Day on Tuesday, 26th March.   The Priory is an age-exclusive community set in picturesque countryside near Abbotskerswell. Residents own their own property while benefiting from exclusive access to country…

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Discover retirement living at Avonpark Village Open Day

21st January 2013

AN invitation to find out about the community and lifestyle on offer at Avonpark Village has been issued.   The Open Day will take place on Saturday 2nd March, between 10am-3pm.   Guests will have the opportunity to take a tour of the…

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Elmbridge Village to open its doors

8th January 2013

AN Open Afternoon is being held at Elmbridge Village, the country’s oldest privately-owned retirement village, for those who wish to find out more about age-exclusive living.   Elmbridge Village, on the fringes of Cranleigh, Surrey, will be opening its doors on Tuesday, 5th…

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Come for coffee at Cedars Village

8th January 2013

An invitation to find out more about retirement living at Cedars Village has been issued.   The open coffee morning is being held between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday, 24th January.   Guests will have the opportunity to take a tour of the…

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Launch of new retirement village announced

4th January 2013

Details of the event to mark the launch of the area’s newest retirement village have been released.   Charters Village is currently being developed on Felcourt Road, East Grinstead by Retirement Villages Ltd. The company is now organising an open event at which…

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Festive fundraising success at Roseland Parc retirement village

18th December 2012

RESIDENTS and staff at Roseland Parc retirement village got into the Christmas spirit and raised an impressive £700 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance at their annual Christmas fayre.   The event, held at the age exclusive village in Tregony, near Truro, featured a…

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Christmas is here!

10th December 2012

Christmas has most definitely arrived at Retirement Villages.   Every village has now held its official light switch on accompanied by mince pies, mulled wine and carols.   At Elmbridge Village, in Surrey, the village choir provided the tuneful entertainment while at Avonpark…

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Retirement Villages: helping to illuminate Christmas

26th November 2012

Retirement Villages has once again played a part in lighting up Cranleigh for the festive season.   The company’s longest-established village, Elmbridge Village, sits on the fringes of the Surrey town. Always keen to be involved in community projects, Retirement Villages has contributed…

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Charters Village: emerging from the foundations

20th November 2012

AROUND 70 workmen and women are now building on the foundations of East Grinstead’s new retirement village, with the first apartment building, chalet bungalows and the nursing and residential home emerging.   Work is also underway to transform the centrepiece of Charters Village,…

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Celebrating 25 years of retirement living at The Priory

16th November 2012

RESIDENTS turned out in force to celebrate the landmark 25th anniversary of The Priory Retirement Village.   Following its transformation into a modern retirement community, the first people moved in to the former convent near Abbotskerswell in South Devon in 1987. It is…

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New manager steers future of local care home

8th November 2012

SHARON Thompson has taken over the reins at one of the area’s most established care homes at a key point in its development.   Sharon is the new manager at the Moat House, in Great Easton, where work is set to start in…

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Learn Christmas crafts at Avonpark Retirement Village

8th November 2012

THIS Christmas could be the one you send home made cards to your loved ones and deck your halls with hand made wreaths and flowers, thanks to Avonpark Retirement Village.   The village is hosting a Christmas craft event with the chance for…

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Start your festive season at The Priory retirement village

5th November 2012

RESIDENTS of The Priory retirement village are spreading a little festive cheer with an invitation to join them for mulled wine and mince pies. The seasonal get together will be held in the village’s historic Forum, once a chapel used by the order…

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Golf day sponsorship

2nd November 2012

Retirement Villages was delighted to be involved with the latest competition at Bramley Golf Club, near Elmbridge Village.   The company sponsored the Presidents Plate competition, won on the day by Graham Taylor. In second place, and just one point behind, was 92…

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Clair steps into top job at Taunton retirement village

24th October 2012

FOUR and a half years after starting work at Blagdon Retirement Village, Clair Crowther is celebrating landing the top job.   Hard work and dedication has paid off and Clair is the new Village Manager at the age exclusive community off Middleway in…

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Elmbridge Retirement Village to host local history talk

23rd October 2012

An invitation to join the residents at Elmbridge Retirement Village for an afternoon of history and heritage is being extended to local people.   Cranleigh History Society chairman Michael Miller will be discussing the history of Elmbridge Village, formerly an army training camp…

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Zumba classes take off – in retirement village

19th October 2012

POPULAR with yummy mummies and 20-something dance fans, Zumba has a new set of fans – residents of a Cornish retirement village.   With an average age some way north of retirement, residents at Roseland Parc, in Tregony, near Truro are the latest…

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Dance school name retained at new retirement village

8th October 2012

WITH work now underway at Charters Village, the names chosen for the buildings at what is the area’s newest retirement village have been revealed.   One of the key buildings has been named Bush Davies House, retaining the name of the world renowned…

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Work commencing at East Grinstead’s new retirement village

24th September 2012

A CEREMONIAL turf cutting has marked the start of a £39 million project to develop Charters Village, East Grinstead’s new retirement village.   Councillor Sakina Bradbury, Chairman of Tandridge District Council, was on hand to help dig the first spadeful of earth and…

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Retirement Villages: Teeing off

21st September 2012

Retirement Villages was delighted to be involved in the Bramley Old Boys (BOBS) day at Bramley Golf Club, just a few miles away from Elmbridge Village. Regional Sales Manager Darren Welch took the opportunity to put on his plus fours and join the…

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Avonpark Village penthouse: price reduction

15th August 2012

The chance to buy a two bedroom penthouse with private lift access, with a lifestyle thrown in, has now become even more attractive, following a price reduction. The high specification property at Avonpark Village sits on the top floor with sweeping views across the…

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Stay-cations top holiday options

14th August 2012

Twice as many people are enjoying UK-based holidays this year than are travelling to any other named destination, according to our most recent survey.   Half of the people who answered our summer holiday survey are spending their main holiday in the UK…

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Specialist dementia care stepped up at Moat House

7th August 2012

TRIED and tested over a century in schools, the Montessori method is now being utilised to help those living with dementia at an Essex care home to relearn lost skills.   Staff at the Moat House, in Great Dunmow have worked closely with…

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The show WILL go on at Avonpark Retirement Village

18th July 2012

Staff at Avonpark Village have announced their summer Garden Party scheduled for this Saturday (July 21) WILL go ahead, whatever the weather.   Dozens of events have fallen foul of the continuing unseasonal rainfall. But preparations are now underway to ensure those planning…

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RV shines the spotlight on golfers

17th July 2012

Mayford Grange Village Manager Gillian Hudson was delighted to attend the presentation ceremony following this year’s Sutton Green Seniors Open.   For the fourth year in a row, Mayford Grange sponsored the competition held at the neighbouring golf course on the fringes of…

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Retirement Villages teams up with dementia expert

17th July 2012

Retirement Villages Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of housing options for the over 55s, has engaged a leading dementia specialist to help enhance its service.   Dr Daniel Nightingale is working with the company to develop a strategic plan including training,…

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Our Olympics survey said…

16th July 2012

The London Olympics starts this month. But is it a lot of media hype or are we, as a nation, backing the international sporting Games? The responses to our e-newsletter survey suggest there is overwhelming support for the competition.   Half of those…

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Garden party invitation to all the family

10th July 2012

There is chance to be captured in pen and ink by a professional caricaturist at a village garden party, open to all.   The artist will be at his easel throughout the afternoon event at Avonpark Village, Winsley Hill, near Bath on Saturday,…

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Former pupils stage reunion at Chorleywood retirement village

10th July 2012

FORMER Chorleywood College students staged an emotional reunion at their old school, now transformed into a retirement village.   For 60 years, ‘Chorleywood College for Girls with Little or No Sight’ was renowned as a centre of learning. It closed in 1987 when…

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