If you’re approaching retirement, you’ve likely given some thought to the next chapter of your life. Will you travel? Volunteer part-time? Move closer to family?
The type of home that you choose to live in makes up a large part of that conversation.
You could remain in your current house or, for example, move to a “granny flat” at your son’s or daughter’s home. You could also move to a bungalow, decide to rent, buy a campervan or retirement community.
Where you choose to live during your retirement years is a personal choice. Many people want to live somewhere that lets them continue their lifestyle, but near all the people and activities that make life enjoyable. If that sounds like you, living in a retirement community could be just the home you seek.
A retirement community is a far cry from a nursing home, its purpose build living for over 55’s who want to live in a luxury apartment, within a safe and vibrant community. It’s the best of both worlds, not only do you own your own home and have the freedom to come and go as you please, but you also have the option of getting involved with social events with like-minded individuals.
Holidays away from home
If you plan to spend your retirement visiting exciting new places or simply booking relaxing weeks by the beach, living with us at Burghley Retirement Living could be perfect for you.
If you know that you won’t be home 365 days of the year but are mindful of security, a retirement living apartment could be the perfect solution.
Each of our retirement living communities include:
· A House Manager who is on site 5 days per week
· A personal intruder alarm
· Buildings insurance
· Electricity, heating and lighting of the communal areas
· Maintenance and management of the building and its external areas
Meaning that you can enjoy travelling without stress and worry, knowing that your home is being looked after.
Volunteering and community activities
Age UK has reported that 1.4m older adults in the UK are ‘chronically lonely’ with some people not seeing anyone from one week to the next. Living in a vibrant retirement community will mean that if you choose to take an active role in the retirement community, you will be surrounded by new friends and enjoy community activities together.
If you have a particular hobby that you would like to share with others, you can volunteer to run your own club in the community lounge. Are you a fan of Richard Osman? You could even find your own Joyce, Ibrahim, Elizabeth and Ron and set up a Thursday Night Murder club, working as sleuths to solve unsolved mysteries.
If you are used to working 9 – 5, retirement can be a shock, so clubs and volunteering can help re-establish a daily routine and ensure that you are a useful member of your community.
If you choose to live in one of our one or two bed apartments and don’t feel that you have enough space for guests to stay, we have got you covered!
We know that downsizing can feel daunting, especially if you’re used to having lots of people over for big occasions, however, living with us means that you still can (without having to clean up after them)!
Guest suites are available if you have people coming to stay. The suites are bookable through the House Manager for a small nightly charge and it means that you don’t have to worry about the stress of having loved ones come to stay, we take care of them for you and give them a warm welcome!
Each room has an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, fresh towels and clean bedlinen.
If you would like to find out more about our retirement living communities and how your new apartment could fit around your lifestyle, head to our “how it works” to find out more about making your next move. https://burghleyretirement.co.uk/how-it-works/