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Top 3 Tips for Moving Home aged 70 and over

Published: 16 December 2019

Top Tip No. 1 – don’t leave it too late to move – get the benefit of having your own luxury apartment in a retirement development with ease of maintenance. 

Retirement developments for the over 70’s often have a waitressed serviced restaurant serving delicious meals. You’ve probably been cooking all your life – now let someone else do it.
When viewing a retirement development, be sure to check out the homeowner’s lounge and beautifully maintained communal gardens.

Top Tip No. 2 – Assisted Living Retirement developments are NOT like care homes

Assisted living retirement developments for the over 70’s differ in many ways to a care home. You have the privacy of your own retirement flat with the option to take part in the communal activities. Why not check out the examples below of some of the typical activities on offer in Cheltenham and Shrewsbury in their beautiful homeowner’s lounge’s.

There are a wide range of social events on offer such as:
• Film night
• Fish & chip lunches
• Sherry club
• Knit & natter
• Book clubs
• Puzzle and bridge club
• Fitness classes

All of these events can offer a chance to meet other homeowners with similar interests and form new friendships, particularly if you have moved out of your local area to be closer to family.

Top Tip No. 3 – do your research and spend some time in the retirement development

Take your time to view a number of potential retirement developments. Why not sit in the communal lounge and have a cup of tea. This will give you the chance to envisage yourself in the development and will help you decide if it feels like the right place for you. However, we recommend speaking to the other homeowners – you’ll find that they will often be more than happy to chat to you!

Good luck with your property search. Call RetirementMove if you have any questions or just need some advice about your retirement move. FREEPHONE: 0800 080 3303