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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2017’

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Helping mum and dad make the next move

Writing down options for a couple to consider proved key in helping them make the right decision to move to a retirement village Faced with ageing parents in declining health and worrying about their future care as they grew older, Jackie Bushell researched some options. She presented them to her father Allun, 89, and mother Pam, 82, in a document entitled: Options for mum and dad …

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Gardening highlights

Our gardening editor LOUISE MIDGLEY recounts some of her gardening highlights from the first few weeks of 2017 Despite the chilly weather, I’m easily enticed outside, as long as I can find my trusty woollen hat. If there has been a hard frost, I wait until after lunch to begin pottering in the garden and usually remain there until the light begins …

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The golden age (and sands) of retirement

With a catalogue of holidays already under their belts and many more planned, Ortus Homes has opened up a whole new world for retirees John and Jackie Hayward Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that retirees aged 65 to 79 are the happiest age group amongst all UK adults. The study* of over 300,000 people has found …

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The Albert Suites – a new benchmark in nursing care for the capital

LifeCare Residences unveil the Albert Suites – a luxury care facility that sets a new standard in aged nursing care for London Situated adjacent to Battersea Park, the 30 exclusive suites are designed to offer an enriched quality of life amidst a discreet and dignified provision of care, tailored to the unique and personal needs of each resident. Drawing on 35 …

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Interview with Jane Slade, founder of Retiremove

JANE SLADE was invited to judge the retirement property category at the 2016 prestigious WhatHouse? awards and gave the following interview to the organisers Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do I am the founder of Retiremove, a retirement property website targeted at discerning retirees looking to find their dream home to spend their later years. I set …

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Holidays designed for solo travellers

Make 2017 the year you plan to travel more, take a leap of faith and discover exciting new destinations. We select six top destinations for you to consider, travelling with solo-specialists One Traveller Budapest Best for: First time single travellers For first-time guests, Budapest is the ideal holiday for dipping your toes in the water. Straddling the River Danube, the Hungarian …

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Millbrook Village in Exeter is designed for urban downsizers

Former BBC anchorman Peter Sissons extols the virtues of retiring to a city like Exeter and a retirement community like Millbrook Village This month, television journalist, Peter Sissons, unveiled Abercromby House, the latest phase of development at Millbrook Village in Exeter, developed and managed by multi-award winning Renaissance Villages, a wholly owned subsidiary of Helical Bar plc. Abercromby House consists of 27 luxury two and …

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