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What is a Retirement Village? Complete Guide

01/11/2023 Wadswick Green, Siddington Park, Mickle Hill, Homewood Grove, General

what is a retirement village

Are you looking to find out what is a retirement village and what can it offer a retiree? A retirement village is a community for people generally over 60, centred around a hub of social activity. They offer older people the opportunity to live independently in a property they own, as part of a wider community. They are exciting, innovative and contemporary villages where residents can continue to live life to the full. Luxury retirement villages have a wide range of leisure activities, services, support and care and they promote well-being whilst helping the residents maintain an active and independent lifestyle.


What is the lifestyle like?

Retirement villages have an integrated lifestyle and Rangeford Villages offer facilities like restaurants, bars, gyms, hairdressers, community halls, cinema and gardens. Residents are encouraged to get involved with as much or as little as they like but there are endless opportunities for residents to socialise with other residents of a similar age with shared interests. As we get older, friendships can be harder to find and difficult to maintain. Distance, health, families and several other factors can get in the way of sustaining true friendships. Moving into an integrated retirement community helps provide the residents with a ready-made supportive environment and helps to limit the consequences of being cut off from society.


Is there home care offered on site?

In a luxury retirement village, personal and domestic domiciliary care can be provided in people’s homes at an extra cost, if there is a need. Care staff are on site 24/7 and flexible care services are carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of each resident. Care can be from as little as a reablement package, after a fall or a stay in hospital, assistance remaining independent in your own retirement home, through to compassionate end-of-life care. If you and your partner have different care needs, this type of arrangement may suit both of you and allow you to continue living together.

Knowing that there is extra care available on site can help to enhance health and wellbeing for residents, allowing them to live in the moment, knowing that when the time comes, they have the home care they need at reach.


What are the properties like?

Homes are built with the needs of over 60s in mind to allow them to live independently with confidence. They feature single floors, open plan layouts to help mobility and modern shower rooms with easily accessible walk-in showers.

Properties at Rangeford Villages are highly energy efficient and include modern features such as underfloor heating, double-glazed picture windows and an all-electric energy system to help lower bills and environmental impact.


Who might decide to live in a retirement village?

A retirement village may be just the ticket for you if you are still looking for an active lifestyle with a community at the heart of it. Historically they were a place to move when an elderly homeowner was no longer able to live in their own home. Now, it is a more proactive lifestyle choice which people are making to enjoy later life to the full. Moving into one gives you the reassurance that support it available as your support and care needs grow and you should be able to live out your later life there.

House maintenance and keeping your garden in order is taken care of and therefore there is less pressure on you to maintain your property. Many residents feel that releasing some of these burdens allows them to enjoy the simplicities and pleasure of life more fully. Some older buyers also feel safer living in a retirement complex than they would living at home.


We know that considering a move to a retirement village is a very personal one and a choice that has to feel right for you. Our village sales advisors are always available at the end of the phone to discuss and talk through any questions you may have.

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