IT WOULDN’T do for us all to be the same, now would it? Which is why many of Britain’s older residents are turning to retirement villages that offer a range of solutions to help them live their lives to the full.
His best friend Edith, on the other hand, has moved into a flat at the same Hampshire retirement village but has chosen to live independently. “It is wonderful that we can live so close together whilst receiving different levels of care,” says Trevor.
“I chose an assisted living apartment and it was the best decision I ever made,” he continues. “I don’t feel 80 but my body tells me otherwise and so I think this is the perfect option if you have any concerns about the future.
“As I get older, or if my situation changes, I can increase the level of care I need as I see fit. The fact that there is also a care home on site is a huge comfort to me as it means I never have to leave. This is my home forever.”
Not that this high level of care was the only attraction for Trevor: he was also won over by the facilities at Bishopstoke Park, which include an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna plus cutting edge wellness centre with a gym.
Elderely people are now turning to retirement villages to get a deal that suits them.
“It is touches like this which set this development apart.” There is another factor that appeals to Trevor, too: “Everyone here is in the same situation and has similar experiences,” he explains.
“It is great to be part of the community that is developing here and Edith and I are enjoying getting to know other residents whilst trying out new activities at the same time.”
Phase one of the Bishopstoke Park apartments are now nearly sold out, with mostly assisted living flats left that range from £260,000 to £390,000, but phase two will be launching this summer, with completions expected next year.