Skip to main content

Welcome to our Great Communities. amazing Lives series, where we invite you to step into the heart of our communities and find out more about the people who make our communities so special. All with their own unique story tell, what truly brings our residents together is a sense of community and freedom to live their lives as they choose.

At RVG we’re on a mission to change perceptions and stereotypes around retirement. Through interviews with our residents, you’ll hear stories of vibrant lives brimming with companionship, activities, and shared experiences: From the competitive ones to the early risers and friendship makers to quiet creators – there's a place for everyone.

Meet the cast

Our great communities are made by the people who live there, each bringing something unique to their community:

Angela and James

For Angela and James, Castle Village isn't just a place to live—it's a sanctuary where they've found happiness and companionship. Their adventures, from travels to solo pursuits, are enriched by the supportive community and vibrant lifestyle offered at Castle Village.

Ken and Caroline

Step into the lively world of Debden Grange. This dynamic duo embody the vibrant spirit of Debden Grange and there’s never a dull moment when these two are around! Life here is fun, energetic and full of laughter. They emphasise the importance of community in making life truly fulfilling

Hazel and Dinah

At Elmbridge Village, their vibrant community is enriched by their love for gardening and a busy social scene. Hazel and Dinah share their experiences of creating a fulfilling retirement surrounded by like-minded individuals, friendships, and enjoying life to the fullest.


Pru's journey at Castle Village began with a search for tranquillity and she is now enjoying being part of a vibrant community full of creativity and connection. Through art classes and shared moments, Pru cherishes the vibrant community spirit that makes every day different.

John and David

Nestled in the charming market town of Berkhamsted, these two friends share their journey of finding not just a home, but a vibrant lifestyle filled with warmth and friendship at Castle Village. Reflecting on their experiences, they emphasise that community living is more than just the bricks and mortar —it's about a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Colin & Rupert

Colin and Sheila, accompanied by their beloved dog Rupert, share their journey of finding a vibrant community at Debden Grange. Actively involved in community life, they emphasise the sense of belonging and freedom to enjoy retirement on their terms.

Back to top Back to top

1 of 5


Find your perfect community

Are you looking for yourself or a loved one?

Find your perfect community

See all locations

Find your perfect community

What type of property are you looking for?

Find your perfect community

Are you considering renting or buying?

Find your perfect community

I am looking for...