First glimpse of brand new Coach Houses at Retirement Village

5th July 2012

THE long awaited brand new Coach Houses at Chorleywood’s retirement village are to be officially unveiled to the public later this month.   The three high specification two/three bed homes will be open for viewing on Thursday, 19th July. One of the properties…

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Area’s newest nursing home to be officially opened by MP

27th June 2012

WOKING MP Jonathan Lord is to officially open the area’s newest nursing home.   The launch party for The Grange, a boutique nine bed nursing home at Mayford Grange retirement village, Mayford, near Woking, will be attended by invited guests and the first…

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1948 Olympic torch on 2012 route

27th June 2012

Lady Sandy Trewby will have front row seats when the Olympic torch passes her front door in July – and just yards away in pride of place on her wall hangs a genuine 1948 Olympic torch.   Lady Trewby’s late husband Vice Admiral…

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Final brand new property for sale at retirement village

26th June 2012

There is just one brand new property left for sale at Mayford Grange, the area’s newest retirement village.   The two bedroom apartment is ready to move into and comes complete with curtains/blinds, carpets and light fittings. There is an en suite to…

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Our Royal survey said…

15th June 2012

While there was overwhelming support for the Monarchy in the latest Retirement Villages’ e-newsletter survey, there was no clear winner in the question over who the favourite member of the royal family is. The Queen’s popularity was matched by that of her grandson…

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Cedars Village welcomes MP for coffee and chat

1st June 2012

Chorleywood MP David Gauke has praised the ‘positive’ atmosphere at Cedars Village, the area’s established retirement village, describing the environment as both ‘stimulating and peaceful’.   Mr Gauke was welcomed to the village, which sits within his south west Hertfordshire constituency, by Jon…

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First residents move in to brand new care home at The Grange

22nd May 2012

The area’s newest care home, The Grange, has welcomed its first residents. The nine bed boutique nursing home provides a welcome addition to the living options at purpose built retirement village Mayford Grange, on the fringes of Mayford, near Woking. The first residents…

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Retirement Villages hits the airwaves

18th May 2012

The concept of retirement villages was the subject of a lively debate on Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 lunchtime programme on Thursday 17th May. Retirement Villages Ltd’s Chief Executive Jon Gooding was invited onto the programme to debate the benefits of this style of…

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Our survey said….

17th May 2012

Three quarters of people are in favour of bringing the State Pension Age for men and women into line. And two thirds of people believe everyone should take responsibility for funding their own retirement. The results were revealed in a survey carried out…

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Running back to health

25th April 2012

Crossing the finishing line of Sunday’s Reading Half Marathon, runner Vicky Price had more reason that most to be proud.   It was the 30 year old’s first half marathon and she’d completed the gruelling 13.1 miles in an impressive 1 hour and…

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Avonpark Village welcomes MP for tea and chat

19th April 2012

Residents at Avonpark Village were delighted to meet their MP and take him on a tour of their newly-refurbished village.   Duncan Hames was already familiar with the retirement village in Limpley Stoke which sits within his Chippenham constituency, but this was his…

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Invitation to afternoon tea at Retirement Village

26th March 2012

The second in a series of invitations to afternoon tea at the country’s first privately-owned retirement village has been extended. Elmbridge Village, on the fringes of Cranleigh, Surrey, was the first of its kind in the UK and has stood the test of…

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Cedars Village hits the right note with newly weds

19th March 2012

A choir trip to Malta sparked a romance that has reached a happy conclusion at Cedars Village, in Chorleywood. Towards the end of the holiday, Cedars Village resident Bill Sharpe found himself sitting next to fellow singer Jan Walton at dinner. As they…

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Retirement Villages: find us in the hottest spots!

19th March 2012

The Daily Telegraph has named the 20 relocation hot spots for those itching to leave London. And there are Retirement Villages in four of them. The list has been compiled to help those looking for a more rural lifestyle who are keen to…

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Cakes and cash courtesy of Roseland Parc residents

23rd February 2012

Residents of award winning retirement village Roseland Parc cooked up a special way of handing over a charity donation.   An arrangement of cupcakes announced the grand total of £765 raised at the retirement village’s Christmas fair for the Little Harbour Hospice.  …

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A very special Birthday

1st February 2012

We are very proud to have the UK’s sixth oldest person living at The Moat House. George Assinder moved here in 2009, immediately becoming Retirement Villages’ oldest resident. And he’s notched up another year, having celebrated his 107th birthday with a party for…

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Moat House resident celebrates 107th birthday

26th January 2012

The reigning monarch was our Queen’s great grandfather. The Russian Revolution was big news. Women didn’t have the vote. And the Wright brothers’ inaugural flight had happened just two years previously.   The year was 1905 – the year George Assinder was born….

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Retirement Villages on film at NHS Alliance 2011

25th January 2012

 A FILM of the Retirement Villages’ (RV) lifestyle model is being shown at this week’s NHS Alliance annual conference in Manchester. The film will be viewed by the UK’s leading healthcare professionals who are gathering to consider latest innovations from commissioners and providers,…

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Jon Gooding speaks at Retirement Communities World Africa

25th January 2012

Jon Gooding, chief executive at Retirement Villages, is a guest speaker at the Retirement Communities World Africa 2011 conference in Johannesburg this week. Described as ‘an A-list of international and national speakers’ the conference is aimed at global operators, developers and investors. Jon…

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Retirement Villages Handicap Hurdle

25th January 2012

Retirement Villages was proud to sponsor the Retirement Villages Handicap Hurdle at Plumpton race course’s Charity Raceday which raised more than £45,000 for the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre in West Sussex. Chairman Nigel Welby was on hand to present the winner’s trophy to…

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Surrey retirement village welcomes new manager

25th January 2012

Gillian Hudson wasn’t looking for a new job but when she visited Mayford Grange ‘it just felt right for me’. She is now firmly installed as the new Village Manager and looking forward to the challenges to come, including the opening of the…

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Korean fact-finders put Avonpark Village on the international map

25th January 2012

Avonpark Village, the private retirement village near Bath, has received international recognition after a delegation visited from Korea. Hongmin Park and Joon Huh, from Seoul’s first dedicated retirement research centre at the Samsung Life Insurance Company, travelled to the UK on a fact…

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Henley-on-Thames Matron shortlisted for second award

25th January 2012

Just days after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award, Wendy Eltze has been named as a finalist for a second award. Wendy Eltze already knew she had reached the last stage of the Care Manager category of the National Care Awards. Now…

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Henley-on-Thames Matron shortlisted for national award

25th January 2012

Six decades of caring for others has seen Wendy Eltze shortlisted for a national award. Wendy’s career path was set as a small child – at the age of four she accompanied her aunt, a district nurse and midwife on her rounds. Now,…

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Retirement Village manager shortlisted for national award

25th January 2012

Every Christmas Carol White gives up her own family day, choosing instead to pull on an apron and cook a festive dinner, with all the trimmings, for ‘her’ residents and staff. That’s an example of the dedication beyond the call of duty that…

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Warwickshire retirement village welcomes new manager

25th January 2012

Award winning Lime Tree Village has welcomed a new village manager. Malkit Sagoo will be overseeing the day to day operation of the village, which sits on the edge of Dunchurch near Rugby, and supporting residents and staff.  Malkit has almost two decades…

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Charity Recognises Barrie’s Dedication

25th January 2012

 For 40 years Barrie Ames has dedicated himself to working with the Woking branch of PHAB. And his efforts have been rewarded with a nomination for a lifetime achievement award. Barrie was one of the guests of honour at a reception for nominees…

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Last four properties remaining at retirement village

25th January 2012

After a flurry of reservations at the area’s newest retirement village, just four apartments remain for sale. And anyone interested in buying a new home at the age-exclusive community in Mayford, Woking, is being urged not to wait. “With just four apartments left…

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Recruitment drive launched at new care home

25th January 2012

With construction of the new 60 bed care home at The Moat House nearing completion, it has been announced the opening will lead to 40 new jobs. The news will bring a welcome boost to the local economy with the East of England…

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Pimms and Strawberries at Mayford Grange

25th January 2012

That quintessential English combination of Pimms and strawberries is being served on the patio at Mayford Grange to those interested in finding out more about the Retirement Villages lifestyle. In the hope of fine weather, guests are being invited to spend a summer’s…

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Mayor to open retirement village’s annual fete

25th January 2012

Boston’s Mayor, Councillor Mary Wright, will officially open this year’s Summer Fete at Park Place Retirement Village on Saturday, 9th July. n The Fete is now a regular date on Boston’s summer calendar with a host of games, stalls and entertainment in the…

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TV gardener celebrates reopening of historic Conservatory

23rd January 2012

TV gardener Christine Walkden was the guest of honour at the reopening of the newly restored Victorian Conservatory at Cedars Village – and she was full of praise for the ‘Cathedral of Glass’. The One Show’s resident gardening expert and Radio 4’s Gardeners…

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Cheese and wine at Mayford Grange

23rd January 2012

An invitation has been issued to those interested in finding out more about the Retirement Villages lifestyle to join the residents of Mayford Grange for a Cheese and Wine Evening. The event at the retirement village, on the fringes of Mayford, near Woking,…

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Moat House celebrates highest council accolade

23rd January 2012

Staff at The Moat House, a retirement village in Great Dunmow, are celebrating receiving the highest commendation from the local council. An unannounced visit by an Environmental Health officer saw The Moat House kitchen coming under close scrutiny. The officer looked at all…

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Roseland Parc offers cash boost for traffic calming measures

23rd January 2012

A scheme to introduce traffic calming measures to a Cornish village has been given a welcome cash boost by a national company. Retirement Villages Ltd, which owns and manages age exclusive village Roseland Parc in Tregony, has pledged £1,500 towards the project costs….

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Cornwall’s newest dementia facility welcomes first residents

23rd January 2012

The first residents have moved into the area’s newest specialist dementia facility. The Penlee Unit is the latest addition to Roseland Parc Retirement Village, in Tregony, near Truro, and offers a safe, secure and comfortable environment for those living with dementia. The Grade…

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Retirement village teams up with Boston College

23rd January 2012

In a show of the community working together, students from Boston College are being given the opportunity to gain some hands on experience at the town’s Park Place Retirement Village. Staff at Park Place are working closely with the three teenagers – all…

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Open Afternoon at Elmbridge Village in Surrey

23rd January 2012

Visitors are being invited to find out just what makes retirement village living so popular during an open afternoon on March 23rd at the country’s oldest purpose-built community. Work started to create Elmbridge Village on the site of a former school in Cranleigh,…

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Retirement seminar being held at Mayford Grange

23rd January 2012

Keeping active is the subject of a seminar aimed at the over 65s being held at Mayford Grange, near Woking. The afternoon event on Friday, 11th March, is set to encourage those attending to keep active – not only physically but mentally and…

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Moat House resident celebrates 106th birthday

23rd January 2012

The reigning monarch was our Queen’s great grandfather. The Russian Revolution was big news. Women didn’t have the vote. And the Wright brothers’ inaugural flight had happened just two years previously. The year was 1905 – the year George Assinder was born. Thursday,…

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Boston Mayor to relaunch The Minstrels retirement village

23rd January 2012

Boston Mayor, Councillor Peter Jordan, OBE, is set to perform a special ceremony to relaunch an established retirement village in the town. The Minstrels on Sleaford Road is being renamed Park Place on Friday 4th February. Cllr Jordan will be invited to unveil…

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Lyn celebrates 20 years as residents’ favourite

23rd January 2012

Lyn Halcrow was due to retire after her ‘special birthday’ last Summer. But she couldn’t bear to leave the job she’s made her own over the past 20 years. “I wasn’t sure what I’d do without my residents so I opted to stay…

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Retirement village residents join Big Garden Bird Watch

23rd January 2012

Members of the newly-formed Roseland Parc Wildlife Group will be training their binoculars on the landscaped gardens surrounding their homes as part of the national Big Garden Bird Watch. n With all members aged over 55 and with some having reached octogenarian status,…

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Plans to keep 60 bed care home project on track

23rd January 2012

Plans have been drawn up to ensure a substantial building project stays on schedule despite a five week delay caused by December’s extended cold snap. n Work on a new 60 bed care home on the fringes of Great Easton had been hampered…

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