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Caring is the best job in the world, says 79-year-old care worker

Caring is the best job in the world, says 79-year-old care worker

Life does not stop when you retire, it simply takes a different course and for some that can lead to new and exciting experiences. Having had a fulfilling career in the Merchant and Royal Navy and then latterly as an airline executive before retiring, Michael Rose, now 79, is not a man to sit about […]

11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

A new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art retirement home at Nautilus International’s Wallasey-based, Mariners’ Park Estate, welcomed its first residents last week following its royal unveiling. The £2.7m Seafarers UK Centenary Wing – which includes £1.17m of funding from Seafarers UK – was formally opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex; who is also the President of […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Magnificent seven as coffee mornings brew £13,800 for charity

Magnificent seven as coffee mornings brew £13,800 for charity

A retirement housing development in Airdrie has held its seventh annual coffee morning raising an incredible combined total of £13,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Bield’s Inglefield Court has held coffee mornings for the past seven years, raising more every year, contributing towards funds for the charity.   This year the morning was a hub […]

5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
London’s first luxury retirement community hosts champagne tasting event

London’s first luxury retirement community hosts champagne tasting event

Battersea Place, London’s first luxury retirement community, had its restaurant transformed into a Parisian parlour last week as potential residents were invited to fill their flutes and help LifeCare Residences to select the new house champagne for 2017.   Set against an array of specially commissioned floral arrangements, with blossoms, hellebores and cyclamens offering a […]

13th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Three Hanover estates awarded top five standing by The Cinnamon Trust

Three Hanover estates awarded top five standing by The Cinnamon Trust

Three retirement housing estates owned and managed by Hanover Housing Association have won a national awards for being one of the most pet friendly housing estates in the UK.   Bishops Court, Teignmouth in Devon, Dornden Gardens, Chatham in Kent and Rope Walk in Bradford –upon-Avon were joined by estates from Wales & West Housing […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility.   Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift.   Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my […]

27th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Fortunes turn for former flood victims thanks to Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Fortunes turn for former flood victims thanks to Tesco Bags of Help scheme

A group of older residents living at Hanover Gardens in Bicester have been granted £8,000 to help transform their communal gardens into a sensory garden where they can relax and socialise with their friends and family. The new garden will consist of decorative steel arches, lowered brick planters with mixed shrubs and a new seating […]

20th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Wren Retirement Living launches with series of themed events

Wren Retirement Living launches with series of themed events

Wren Retirement Living, a newly-established, luxury care provider in the South East and South West, has held a series of events to celebrate its launch.   Healthcare Management Solutions (HCMS) is now managing Featherton House, in Banbury, Linden House, in Epsom, Patcham Nursing Home, in Brighton, Westerham Place, in Westerham, and Wren House, in Warminster, […]

6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Topping out ceremony marks milestone for retirement village

Topping out ceremony marks milestone for retirement village

Audley St George’s Place, the luxury retirement village in Edgbaston, celebrated the completion of the roof of its centrepiece building, St George’s House, with a Topping Out ceremony on Friday 23rd September.   Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement welcomed guests including Dr Keith G Bradshaw, High Sheriff of West Midlands, Audley owners and members […]

28th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Retirement housing development has raised £1000 for charity

Retirement housing development has raised £1000 for charity

Red carpet glamour has made an appearance at a Kirkintilloch retirement housing development as tenants and staff celebrated the people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development. The black-tie event took place at the development where HND Photograhy students from New College Lanarkshire were out in force to capture the images of the […]

20th October 2016 | By | Reply More
£200 million programme for Retirement Villages Group

£200 million programme for Retirement Villages Group

The Retirement Villages Group (RVG), the UK’s leading provider of luxury retirement communities, has announced ambitious plans to significantly expand its portfolio of high end villages. RVG operates 14 high-end retirement villages – and is the market leader in the UK – focused in the South of England.  The company has its largest development programme […]

14th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Audley Retirement breaks ground on new luxury retirement village in Bristol

Audley Retirement breaks ground on new luxury retirement village in Bristol

Dr Liam Fox, North Somerset MP and Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement, officially broke ground on Friday at Audley Redwood, the luxury retirement village located just minutes from the historic town of Clifton. A ceremony attended by over 50 guests marked the first step in the renovation of the grounds of the former Redwood […]

26th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Husband and wife leap into action to protect the coast

Husband and wife leap into action to protect the coast

A husband and wife at a Bield retirement housing development in Fife have donned their life jackets to help ensure the safety of the local community, including wildlife, by volunteering with their local Coastwatch. John Kinsman and his wife, Ann – who married at the development four years ago after a leap day proposal from […]

6th September 2016 | By | Reply More
£200 million Kensington extra care home development approved

£200 million Kensington extra care home development approved

Colliers International’s London Planning team has secured planning permission for a luxury “extra care” development in Knightsbridge after receiving a unanimous vote of support from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Council.  Colliers International acted on behalf of Dartmouth Capital Advisors, who represent Beaumont Properties Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed City Developments Limited […]

9th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Auriens makes major investment into private nursing agency Draycott Nursing & Care

Auriens makes major investment into private nursing agency Draycott Nursing & Care

Taking pride in amiably challenging the conventions around ageing, Auriens has further advanced towards providing a comprehensive premium offering for later lifers.  The announcement of this partnership between Draycott Nursing & Care and Auriens aligns both businesses in providing the ultimate in care to their clients.   With a 20-year track record in providing the […]

9th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Audley Retirement appoints CFO as part of long term growth strategy

Audley Retirement appoints CFO as part of long term growth strategy

Audley Retirement, the luxury retirement village operator, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Jon Austen, who joins as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.   Austen will be a key figure in Audley’s ambitious five year growth plans and his primary role will be to govern corporate finance activity, following Audley’s recent £200m […]

12th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleoak breaks new ground with £6m care home development for One Housing

Castleoak breaks new ground with £6m care home development for One Housing

Castleoak, the specialist construction and development partner for care and retirement living, has announced a £6m turnkey care home development in Chelmsford. The deal is Castleoak’s first with leading housing association One Housing. The home will be marketed under One Housing’s new luxury senior living brand Baycroft.   Commenting on the new development, Andrew Winstanley, […]

27th June 2016 | By | Reply More
St Annes care home complimentary meal initiative is a success

St Annes care home complimentary meal initiative is a success

Do you know a retired person like to join a St Annes care home for a complimentary meal and enjoyable companionship? Residents and staff at The Moorings Luxury Rest Home have been delighted by the success of their Complimentary Meal initiative. Throughout April, the home extended a warm welcome to any retired locals who might welcome companionship, free tea […]

3rd May 2016 | By | Reply More
Plans submitted for latest phase of multi million pound housing and care village

Plans submitted for latest phase of multi million pound housing and care village

A development of innovative cottages featuring technology to boost older people’s independence could be built in Birmingham if plans for the latest stage of a flagship £60 million housing and care village are given the go-ahead.   Bournville Village Trust (BVT) and the ExtraCare Charitable Trust have submitted plans for the homes, which would form […]

6th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleoak and Anchor announce £16.6 million deal to develop luxury Hampshire retirement village

Castleoak and Anchor announce £16.6 million deal to develop luxury Hampshire retirement village

Castleoak and Anchor announce £16.6 million deal to develop luxury Hampshire retirement village Specialist construction and development partner for retirement living, Castleoak, has announced a contract win with Anchor worth £16.6 million. Castleoak will deliver phase two of Anchor’s luxury retirement village, Bishopstoke Park, near Winchester, Hampshire, which will see the addition of seventy three […]

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