In its 30th anniversary year, the UK pioneer of age exclusive communities Retirement Villages Ltd has secured the top five rankings in a list of Best Retirement Communities awarded by an independent website.
The website bestretirementdestinations.com has named Retirement Villages Ltd’s Cedars Village in Hertfordshire the UK’s Best Retirement Community for the second year running.The next four places are taken by other sites in the company’s portfolio; Roseland Parc in Cornwall, Castle Village also in Hertfordshire, Thamesfield in Oxfordshire and Elmbridge in Surrey. The company claims another top 10 place with Lime Tree Village in Warwickshire at number seven.
This is the second consecutive year the company has scored such impressive success – last year it held almost identical rankings.
Each community is reviewed against a strict list of criteria which includes residential options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking, and safety and security. The overall experience for residents is also taken into account by the website – an independent authority on ‘where you should retire’.
Bestretirementdestinations.com considers the communities which rank in its top 10 as ‘industry leaders and proudly highlights them as the best’.
The company’s Sales and Marketing Director Sarah Burgess said: “We are delighted to have scored so highly in the rankings. To have all five top places is testament to our commitment to provide the very best in retirement living for our residents.
“As the population ages, the living options in retirement are expanding and the market is getting more competitive. To have not only secured but retained our position in the current climate is something we are very proud of – both for ourselves, and for our residents who make the villages what they are.”
Retirement Villages Ltd has been providing bespoke lifestyle and care villages for the over 55s since 1981. As the pioneers of the UK model, the company now has nearing 2,000 residents living in 12 locations spread across 10 counties in the south of the country. Already this year, the company has relaunched a village in Lincolnshire, opened a new dementia unit, has a new nursing home opening in April and is carrying out major refurbishment work at its newest acquisition in Bath.