Retirement Living creates safe and secure environments for our customers to continue to live an active, independent life. Retirement developments help to bridge the gap between completely independent living in a family home and fully cared-for options, reducing concerns about home maintenance.
Customers have their own front doors and privacy just as they did in their previous homes and they are free to join in community activities within the development or to pursue their own interests as they please.
Apartments can be occupied by people aged 60 or over and are provided for outright sale, as well as for rent and part rent-part buy. The average age of customers upon purchase is 79, and the majority of customers moving into our developments already live in the local area.
Designed to make life a little easier
Our developments are carefully designed with the needs of older residents in mind, with step-free access throughout the building. The apartments are all built to ‘Lifetime Homes’ standards and are adaptable for wheelchair use. They are built to generous internal space standards and incorporate features designed to help customers maintain their independence; such as 24-hour emergency call points, level-access bathrooms, good lighting, and switches / electrical sockets at a raised height to reduce bending.
Stunning shared spaces
Along with the benefits of independent living within their own apartments, customers are able to enjoy activities in the shared spaces within the development.
These include a shared lounge and a guest suite for when friends and family come to stay. All of our developments also include beautifully landscaped outside spaces which enhance both the building and the local neighbourhood, as well as providing a social area for customers to come together which is, importantly, accessible to older people.
These shared spaces within retirement communities help to combat loneliness in later life more effectively, as there is a ready-made community available. We make this a priority within our developments, ensuring that a range of activities, trips and opportunities to make new friends are available to our customers.
These specific design features and the sense of community that our schemes create, we feel our developments offer greater security, safety and companionship to make later life a much more rewarding experience.
All the independence, none of the worry
Having to maintain a large property can be a burden, especially for someone living on their own. That’s why every Retirement Living development has its own fully-trained House Manager – someone to manage the day-to-day running of the development and to be on hand during office hours. Our House Managers act as a ‘friendly neighbour’ and helps to arrange many of the social activities that take place in our developments.
Customers also have a camera entry system linked to the TV in their apartment, and the peace of mind of having our 24-hour emergency call service available at the push of a button. Estate management and support services are provided by us – no third party is involved.