Case studies

Second generation choose a retirement village

Helen and Paul Baker have already had a taste of retirement village living. Helen’s mother lived in a village in the south of the UK, but sadly passed away just two years after moving in. “We loved the concept, and mum’s experience made…

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Both Mum and Daughter call Lime Tree Village home

Val Richards was just 56 when she moved to Lime Tree Village with her husband Paddy, making her the youngest resident ever to buy there. So young in fact that she only just qualified to buy a property in this age-exclusive development!   “Our…

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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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