Visit Grove Place for a day of festive fun


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] On Saturday 1stDecember Grove Place – the luxury retirement community near Romsey will be opening the doors for a day of ‘past, present and future’ festivities and entertainment between 10am and 4pm. Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, this seasonal open day will create an opportunity for the wider community to explore the 16th century Grade 1 … Read More

Becoming an actor in later life


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] A retired couple has swapped the world of work for the world of film since retirement A retired couple from Southsea has turned their hand to everything including nude life modelling, appearing in a Clint Eastwood film and being extras in EastEnders – since they retired! … Read More

A guide to choosing a retirement property


[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row custom_padding=”40px|0px|0|0px|false|false” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.3″] Jane Slade offers a five point guide to sourcing the ideal retirement property A new survey from the Retirement Villages Group reveals that over 55s biggest worry is their health. Yet evidence shows that people live longer, healthier lives in a retirement community. the only problem is finding the … Read More

New companionship club for over 55s


Jade Companionships is a new club designed for people looking to connect with like-minded types to enjoy stimulating activities and experiences Launched at a glittering event attended by celebrities Cliff Richard, Gloria Hunniford and Jon Snow, Jade offers those aged 55 and over to engage with kindred spirits and share a wide range of activities and interests – including travel, … Read More

Low maintenance living at Fairfield Gardens


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″] Experience the very best of modern living at Crest Nicholson’s Fairfield Gardens development in Bedfordshire Especially designed for the modern retiree looking for a spacious home, two-and-three-bedroom apartments at Fairfield Gardens are well-equipped for low-maintenance living, ensuring a high-quality specification throughout. Exclusively to those over the age of 55, Harlington House, located between Letchworth Garden City and Stotfold, comprises … Read More

Invest in a home on a golf resort on the French riviera


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.6″] Golf lovers are being invited to invest in a quartershare of a hotel suite at the Royal Mougins Golf Resort, four miles from Cannes on the French Riviera. Priced from €195,000 (approx £162,000), buyers will have 13-weeks use of one of the resort’s 29 designer suites at its four-star hotel and receive full family-golf membership (valid for … Read More

Retired Reverend finds a “Room With a View” with Churchill


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] When Reverend Christopher Quine left his Parish of Holy Trinity in Formby over 20 years ago, he never imagined that all these years later he would be able to gaze over at the church’s steeple from his very own apartment at Churchill’s Trinity Lodge. “We were one of the first people to secure a property … Read More

Retirement villages find their voice


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] JANE SLADE discovers retirement communities offering a new rhythm to later life Judy Allen started learning the piano when she was six. By the age of 10 she was playing in her local church. After a career as a piano teacher and music examiner she is now, aged 82, playing the organ at Caldy Valley … Read More

Where to buy to keep fit and active


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.101″ background_layout=”light”] Retirement housebuilders are providing more facilities and imaginative activities than ever before. JANE SLADE sources some of the best developments At Bishopstoke Park village( in Eastleigh, Hampshire, (one-bed apartments from £345,000), cheerleading has been added to the fitness timetable. “Our village’s cheerleading squad, the Bishopstoke Belles, was formed last year when our walking football team … Read More

Making space for your childhood treasures

NeilLifestyle, UK

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] One of the most traumatic things about downsizing is having to get rid of cherished items collected over the years. What if you could find a retirement apartment big enough for those treasures you can’t live without? Retired businesswoman Anne Hobson, 78, found room for no fewer than three antique dollshouses – one dating from … Read More