Case studies

Mr and Mrs Shaw, Elmbridge Village

Having lived in 17 different houses prior to arriving at Elmbridge Village, Pam and Gordon are ready to settle. Pam and Gordon have recently moved to Elmbridge Manor after selling their large four-bedroom house in Somerset. Having met at a local dance in…

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Frances El-Housami, Charters Village

For Frances, security and loved ones were the main factors that influenced her move to Charters Village. Having recently celebrated her 70th birthday, Frances moved to Charters after her friend Molly, an existing resident at Charters Village, strongly recommended it to her. Frances, originally…

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Joan Penning, Elmbridge Village

I wanted to be near my grandchildren, says resident Longstanding Elmbridge resident Joan Penning, who recently celebrated her 85th birthday, moved to our retirement village in 2007. She wanted to be near her daughter Janet and son-in-law Mick, who live at Hunterswood Farm…

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Alan and Sue Dunkley, The Polo Field, Lime Tree Village

Location, location, location!   For Alan and Sue Dunkley location was one of the main reasons they chose to purchase a brand new two-bedroom property in The Polo Field, Lime Tree Village’s recently-opened development. “We are an active couple and like to travel,…

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Wendy de Smit, Elmbridge Village

Resident says make the move to a retirement village while you’re young enough to make the most of it When Wendy de Smit (72) moved to Elmbridge Village with her husband Peter (73) in 2005 they were looking for a comfortable home in…

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Dorothy Creelman, Charters Village

Charters resident says she has an excellent social life in the community For 82 year old Charters Village resident Dorothy Creelman, every day can feel like a holiday. “I participate in an enormous range of social events and activities, which keeps me active…

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Len Bannister, Charters Court Care Home

  Len Bannister, 67, is a resident of Charters Court Care Home, which is part of Charters Village retirement community. Unfortunately Len suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which affects the nervous system and causes a range of debilitating symptoms. His condition means he…

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Rachael Murphy, Park Place

  Realising that you need a little practical support in later life, accepting this and moving into a care home is often a very difficult and emotional experience for all involved. This is true of Rachael Murphy, who is 86 and a resident…

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