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3 Retirement Development Myths Busted!

Published: 13 June 2018

Whether you’re downsizing your home or moving to a smaller apartment to be nearer Grandchildren, moving to a retirement development can bring a complete change in lifestyle.

There are many myths surrounding what it’s like to live in a retirement development and this article sets about busting those myths to present a true meaning of what it’s like to live in a retirement development today.

Myth Number 1: If I move to a retirement development, I’m worried I won’t have the space to accommodate my friends when they come to visit me.


Retirement developments such as those built by Churchill Retirement Living & McCarthy & Stone have a Guest Suite and many have en-suite facilities. These rooms are on-site and can be booked in advance. So, your friends and family will be able to stay the night in a comfortable double room.

Myth number 2: I love hosting and have a large family, now that I’m thinking about downsizing to a 2-bedroom retirement flat, I’m worried I won’t have the space to host friends and family anymore for birthdays and other special occasions throughout the year.


Many retirement developments have special function rooms onsite that can be pre-booked for family gatherings. If there isn’t a function room, the development might have a sun room, library or conservatory where your family can get together by prior arrangement with the House Manager.

Myth Number 3: Gardening is my passion and i would miss my beautiful garden if I lived in a retirement flat in a retirement development because none of them have gardens.


Many retirement developments have their own landscaped gardens and tend to have a gardener who maintains the gardens and mows the lawns, but many developments have their own gardening club with a plot of land that’s available to residents and members of the club, so you can do some gardening whenever the mood takes you.

In addition, many ground floor flats have their own patio with a small garden area with room for pots and planters, so you can continue to enjoy your hobby in your new home.

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