Wiltshire resident Tony Slee was 76 when he bought his home at Avonpark retirement village. It was the light at the end of the tunnel as he had just emerged from one of the most difficult periods of his life – a serious health condition and divorce.
Tony was a former newspaper shop owner, he then sold up and worked as a caretaker in his daughter’s school for ten years before he retired and went into a care home, temporarily.
Avonpark was recommended by Tony’s solicitor. Located just six miles away from Bath, he suggested he looked around. Tony liked what he saw and realised Avonpark could offer him an independent life, whilst affording him the peace of mind that help and assistance was close at hand if needed.
“I bought a one-bedroom apartment at Avonpark, which suits me perfectly,” commented Tony.
“After moving in I immediately knew I had made the right choice because the other residents and staff were so welcoming and friendly.”
Tony lives a relaxed life in the retirement village and enjoys regular visits from his daughter and granddaughter who live nearby. They lunch together in Avonpark’s bistro café, which Tony says produces some very tasty food. It certainly goes down well with his granddaughter!
“While I live independently in my own home, Avonpark provides a range of living assistance services to help me with jobs that I find difficult. These include cleaning, laundry, and property maintenance. One of the staff here collects my prescriptions from the local chemist and delivers it to my door. These services are high quality and excellent value for money.”
Every day Tony takes a walk in Avonpark’s 15 acres of beautiful grounds, which feature sweeping lawns and mature woodland, criss-crossed by a network of footpaths and conveniently placed seating areas. Subsequently he had got to know Avonpark’s gardener very well!
Tony said: “I really enjoy living at Avonpark, there is a strong social scene and lots happening, although if I was more mobile, I would certainly go out a lot more. One of the best things about living here is the team. They are all so helpful and always go the extra mile for residents. Finally, although I live independently now, it is good to know that care services are immediately available should I require them in the future.”