- Wednesday, 04 December 2013
The stories of four women who now call
Laura was in her 70s when President Mugabe’s men ordered her off her family farm in
Fleeing back to the
- Thursday, 21 November 2013
The decision to move into a specialist retirement housing development can be a difficult one for many people to make. They may fear loss of independence, loss of privacy or may consider that it is just not for them. Alternatively, some people may be relieved that they no longer have the burden of maintaining their former home – in most retirement developments this is now done for you.
- Thursday, 21 November 2013
Listening to customers has always been top of the agenda at Bennett Homes and that’s just one of the reasons why the company was named House Builder of the Year in the National Federation of Builders’ Awards for the second year running.
It’s a huge achievement and a great testament to the Bennett Homes team who work so hard to go the extra mile for their customers.
- Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Almost half of all over 50s in the UK would be tempted to or are actively considering moving abroad in retirement, with the cost of living the primary motivation for quitting Britain, according to a survey from one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.
- Friday, 01 November 2013
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Is the thought of all those winter jobs – painting, tidying the garden, mending the gutters – just too much to handle? Are you considering downsizing and freeing up your capital for a better quality of life? Then why not rent a purpose built private retirement property that is more suitable for your needs?
- Monday, 28 October 2013
More and more of us are planning to spend our retirement in a different country. The key attractions are usually the sun, the sea and an easier pace of living.
There can also be financial advantages too: Property may be less expensive, the cost of living could be lower and the taxes you pay might be less than in the UK (though tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each person and may be subject to change in the future).
- Wednesday, 16 October 2013
According to latest census figures from the Office of National Statistics 31% of those aged 65 and over are now living alone. Whilst these figures represent a fall from 34% as recorded in 2001, the previous census year, these figures reveal that more than a third of over-65s’ homes are classed as single occupancy.
Living alone, whilst good for some, can have serious repercussions. Age UK research reveals nearly 20% of older people suffer from isolation and corresponding mental health issues such as increased incidence of anxiety and depression. But single occupancy doesn’t just affect older people, it also affects other generations such as young people and families.
- Thursday, 10 October 2013
A group of entrepreneurial pensioners have bought their retirement village after its owners went bust.
The residents have spent three years negotiating the £2million deal – the first of its kind in the UK.
The previous owners of the Woodchester Valley Village, near Stroud in the Cotswolds - private company Bluchie Limited - went into liquidation in 2010.
- Wednesday, 09 October 2013
When it comes to elderly care, there’s a vast array of different options available from a myriad of providers. Many are dependent on an individual’s needs, but what’s the right choice?
Bowling green at Richmond Letcombe Regis
Richmond Villages designs, develops and operates award-winning retirement care villages in five – soon to be six, locations around the UK - see note - and along with offering independent living and care homes including dementia care, has developed a comprehensive service called Assisted Living for those who need the occasional helping hand.
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