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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2015’

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Building bigger, better retirement villages with care

JANE SLADE talks to Nigel Welby, CEO of Retirement Villages, about his plans to extend and expand the group’s villages Building large retirement villages, particularly in rural areas, makes sense for active retirees looking for an environment that offers a wide choice of things to do, lots of people to meet and space to enjoy. Nigel Welby, CEO of the specialist retirement …

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of moving

Moving to a Churchill retirement development has given Christine Pratt a new lease of life. Her story will convince you that you shouldn’t leave it too late Christine had lived in Hoole in Chester since she was seven years old. However she was finding her four-bedroom detached home too large to cope with and made the decision to look for a retirement …

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Ski resorts cut cost of lift passes for over 65s

Most ski resorts in Europe are offering great lift pass deals for mature skiers this winter with some inviting those aged over 75 to ski for free. JANE SLADE investigates No matter how experienced you are at skiing a winter holiday in the snow with the children and grandchildren takes some beating. And if you haven’t yet booked a holiday for the coming winter most …

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Winning through with Hanover Housing

The view from his apartment at Hanover Court inspired John Solomon to learn to sail. His story will inspire anyone learning to overcome an injury or a disability When John Solomon’s car collided with a lorry 20 years ago his doctors told him that he was unlikely to be able to walk again. However, thanks to his determination he continues to live …

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Retirement villages reduce loneliness

Retirement villages promote quality of life and reduce feelings of loneliness A report, funded by Audley Retirement Villages and Bupa, has found that specialist retirement communities can improve people’s quality of life and reduce loneliness and isolation. The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), surveyed people living in retirement villages that offered extra care and found that they produce many social and health benefits, particularly for those who move from rural or remote areas. For example …

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Waterside apartments in central Derby priced from £99,995

One and two-bedroom apartments in Derby have just gone on sale off plan priced from £99,995 A new Barratt development is offering 46 properties for sale in central Derby. The one-and-two-bedroom apartments have been designed for the modern-minded retiree looking for a tranquil waterside location with the convenience of city centre living. With one-bedroom suites priced from £99,995 and two-bedroom homes with balcony and river view from £119,995 …

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Downsize to the right size with Audley Retirement Villages

Downsizing is a liberating experience if you want to avoid the stress of running a large, costly property you no longer need Imagine walking into a bright, fresh, modern apartment with enough space for you to entertain family and friends, and all the facilities you could wish for right on your doorstep — with most of the responsibilities of looking after it removed. Of …

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How a love of honeybees inspired a women’s new business

LOUISE MIDGLEY meets artist and beekeeper Sharon Jervis and discovers how she was inspired to create a new range of health and body-care products in her 50s As a little girl Sharon Jervis was fascinated with birds and learnt to recognise their individual calls. She became an enthusiastic birdwatcher and studied her treasured Observer Book of Birds from cover to cover. …

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Moving to a Churchill retirement development with mum and dad

There’s nothing like moving to a retirement development with mum and dad – and a grand piano, as these young retirees discovered When Ali Sharpe’s parents  moved into Churchill Retirement Living’s Dean Lodge development in Southbourne, on the Dorset coast, nobody expected Ali and her husband Bob to move in too. Ali 61, the former director of the Bournemouth Community Gospel Choir, said: “We were …

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Your financial guide to buying a home overseas

You don’t want to make a mistake buying a home abroad if you are retired. So consider these top currency tips to avoid sky high bank charges and ensure a smooth financial move Before you get started, consider some of the key financial points that will help you calculate the maximum you can afford. For example: • The total budget …

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