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

Making your home the heart of your retirement


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.17.6″] Churchill Retirement Living is an award winning, family-run business building retirement apartments for independent living. We offer far more than just a new home though – we offer a whole lifestyle. Designed with our Owners in mind, our retirement apartments offer a comfortable, secure place to live with a … 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

Birchgrove map


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Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″] At aged 84, she still visits the gym to practice standing on her head and choreograph new gymnastic routines Marjorie Carter, a grandmother from Bradford, and former Olympic gymnast, is still performing gravity-defying routines at the age of 84. Now a homeowner at McCarthy & Stone’s Jowett Court Retirement Living development in Bradford, Marjorie competed in two Olympics as a member of the eight-strong … Read More

Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing


[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _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″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″] Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing, with affordable properties close to the capital More retired people today are favouring urban areas to enjoy vibrant neighbourhoods, restaurants, shops and good access to public transport. Estate agents Hamptons[i] reported a rise in older people moving back … Read More

Last chance to snap up a bargain in one of the UK’s priciest downsizer hotspots


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″] High quality, well maintained apartments and outstanding value-for-money, we’re confident of strong demand for the remaining units there.     [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″] Downsizing can be difficult for older people. Particularly if you’re looking to live in one of the UK’s premier retirement hotspots, the jewel in the crown of which is Christchurch. The Dorset town’s … Read More

Worried your pension income is too low to enjoy retirement?


[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Many people approaching retirement think they may not have enough money to see them through their latter years, even if they sell up and downsize What with stamp duty, selling fees to the agents, purchasing a new home, and moving costs, there is … Read More

Why Buckinghamshire is beckoning a new wave of retirees


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.9″] “Tremendous things are in store for you! Wonderful surprises await you” wrote Roald Dahl in his children’s book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The popular late author could have equally written these words about the county of Buckinghamshire where he lived for 36 years until his death in 1990. If you are looking to retire to … Read More