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Retiring by the sea: 4 reasons why retirement living in Bournemouth has it all!

Published: 13 March 2017

Retiring by the sea: 4 reasons why retirement living in Bournemouth has it all!      

There’s a reason why so many people move to the coast when they retire. Actually there are four! You probably won’t need much persuading, but we’ve come up with these irrefutable reasons why the seaside was made for retirement and why, if you live in the South, choosing a Retirement Living property in Bournemouth could be the ideal move.

For people who really want to make the most of their retirement years, downsizing is an important step to consider. While it’s not necessarily the best option for everyone, we believe it’s a smart move if you want to live on the coast and make the most of all it has to offer. Buying into a Retirement Living development is the natural choice, offering luxury apartment living in a convenient central location, with a built-in social scene if you don’t already have ties to the local community.

Osbourne Lodge in Bournemouth could be the perfect coastal retirement solution.

Here are our top reasons to choose Retirement Living by the sea.     

1.       Enjoy a stress-free lifestyle               

When you’re over 60, the less stress you have in your life the better for your health. Living near the sea is a great way to live a relaxed lifestyle. It’s a bit like being on holiday all the time. And coastal towns tend to have less congestion and generally have safer, more tight-knit communities than larger towns and cities inland.

Not only that but there are real psychological benefits. Studies have shown that the sound of the ocean positively affects brainwaves and induces a tranquil state of mind.

Choosing to move to a Retirement Living property takes these anti-stress benefits one step further. Not only are the worries of maintaining a large family home a thing of the past, but you can jet off on long holidays or visit family, knowing that your home and possessions are completely safe and secure.


2.       Sea air helps you stay fit and healthy               

Living by the sea is known for its health benefits, and being surrounded by the fresh sea air rather than the pollution that’s often found in bigger towns and cities inland can only be a good thing.

Sea air has been shown to help improve sleep quality, and it’s even been suggested that it can help people with asthma and allergies. Scientists have also discovered that sea air has more negative ions than city air which are said to have a positive effect on mood.

3.       Staying active will be easier                  

Living by the sea encourages physical activity, as you’re more likely to go out for a walk, cycle, swim or even a jog along the beach. So, if you’ve resolved to stay active throughout your retirement, it’s much more likely to happen if you’ve got coastal paths to follow and wonderful sea views!

Bournemouth not only has miles of beautiful beaches and coastline to explore, but also a wealth of fitness classes, clubs and social activities for the over 60s.
Retirement Living apartments tend to have thriving social committees with regular events and activities planned. But if that’s not your thing, in Bournemouth you can get out and enjoy life at the many attractions, restaurants, wine bars, theatres and entertainment venues.

For more on the importance of staying active in your retirement, read our article.

4.       You’ll feel better mentally               

Sometimes continuing to live at home after you retire can hold you back from really enjoying life. If home is old and tired or simply too large to maintain properly, it can become a burden. And if you have mobility problems, an inability to safely navigate your home can make you feel older than you actually are.

Downsizing to a retirement apartment which is spacious and modern and designed for easy living can make all the difference to your mental wellbeing.  Bournemouth offers plenty of retirement living options, where you can enjoy the benefits of the dream retirement lifestyle.

Retirement Move currently has a lovely, spacious apartment for sale at Osbourne Lodge in the centre of Bournemouth. It’s right next to the shops and amenities and just a short walk to the beach. At just £210,000 it’s great value compared with other options in town. If you’re unsure about moving to a retirement apartment, why not just book an appointment to take a look? We’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Find out more about Osbourne Lodge here.

If you’d like more information on retirement living Osbourne Lodge, would like to book a viewing, or if you simply want to chat about whether retirement living is right for you, why not give us a call on 0800 080 3152.