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 living. He was joined by Howard Sinclair from the charity Broadway and John De Morgan who lives in one of the company’s 13 locations, Castle Village in Berkhamsted.
Jeremy played a spoof advert of the fictional ‘Vine Manors’ which sparked discussion about just what makes retirement villages work.
“As Mr Sinclair pointed out there is a lack of understanding about what a retirement village is,” said Jon. “It was good to have the opportunity to explain the concept and to put straight some of the misconceptions which Jeremy highlighted.”