Case studies

David Thomas, Elmbridge Retirement Village

Don’t leave it until it’s too late and you’re too old, says Elmbridge resident. David Thomas, who formerly worked in industrial relations, decided it was time to downsize and move into a more manageable property after the death of his wife. In the…

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Lady Barclay, Avonpark Village

‘Try Before You Buy’ stay offered Lady Barclay the perfect insight into retirement village life.   Before moving to Avonpark, in Wiltshire, 90-year-old Lady Barclay lived in Bath for 20 years. She worked many of her years as a psychotherapist and had three children with her husband. She was married to…

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Michael Dolbear, Avonpark

The varied living options at Avonpark means this resident can live closely to his wife whilst she receives the care she needs. After living in Sutton for 51 years and then moving to a care-home in Croydon, 87-year-old Michael Dolbear and his wife…

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From Kingston upon Thames to Elmbridge Retirement Village, Meet Marilyn Jones

“Moving here has created peace of mind,” says resident.   After working in HR for 14 years, living in a gorgeous flat overlooking the River Thames in Kingston Upon Thames for 35 years, one experience prompted 69-year-old Marilyn Jones to move to a retirement village, in June.   Marilyn’s former neighbour, a woman in her 80s, hit…

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John Kidwell – Charters Village

The reassurance of care on-site and being close to family were the key factors for John Kidwell and his wife Peggy when they moved to Charters Village three years ago.   John and Peggy previously lived in a large four-bedroom house in Woking, Surrey which had been their family…

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