|Bournemouth is often cited as one of the best places to live in the UK, and living by the sea is generally considered to have lots of health benefits.
But what can Bournemouth really offer? Well for a start, if you don’t want to feel like you’re retiring it provides an excellent lifestyle and a buzzy atmosphere that some of the more sleepy choices for retirement don’t.
There is a decent shopping centre of course, but more than that there are a variety of attractions including the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, The Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre which offers mainstream productions all year round, and some stunning National Trust places nearby including Kingston Lacy palace and Corfe Castle.
Osbourne Lodge itself is just minutes walk to the shopping centre and Central Gardens. There is a medical centre just across the road, a Co-op just around the corner, and a variety of restaurants within walking distance.
Bournemouth has lots to offer for over 60s, including a wide variety of clubs and social activities, exercise classes and volunteering organisations. The council website shows just a snapshot of what is available.