As a response to people’s desire for a more active and social retirement lifestyle. Some developments now offer a variety of leisure facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, roof top terraces, bar lounges, wellness or well-being suites, cinema rooms, communal gardens and activity games rooms.
If you are moving to a retirement development as a result of downsizing, it’s likely you are still fit, healthy and active. You may be as young as 55 and be in either full-time or part-time employment. No matter where you live, you’ll want to continue to do the things you enjoy doing such as swimming, tennis or Bowles and of course plan to continue to live a full, active and sociable lifestyle for many years to come. It’s sensible to think towards the future and plan to live somewhere that will help you enjoy life to the full but will also support you well into your later years.
RetirementMove’s Customer Support leader, Ms Tomlinson, says:
“Retirement house builders are increasingly recognising that there are people in their sixties and seventies who still have the propensity to be fit and active and want a variety of facilities.”
Many retirement developments offer some fabulous facilities for the youthful retiree. Here are our top 5:
Retirement development with a swimming pool
1. Hollins Hall, Killinghall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Swimming is a great leisure activity and is a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy during retirement. Hollins Hall in Killinghall, Harrogate, is an imposing example of a late Georgian manor house and is set in 14 acres of landscaped gardens. The development has its own amazing communal indoor swimming pool for the residents to enjoy at their leisure. See what retirement properties are available at Hollins Hall in Harrogate and the surrounding area.
Retirement developments with a wellbeing suite
Many retirement developments have wellbeing suites onsite which have their own hair salons and treatment stations. Residents can get their hair washed, cut or coloured. The treatments vary from a massage therapist to a chiropodist. These wellness or wellbeing suites are on-site, so residents can easily pre-book their treatment. It’s also very convenient for them as it’s right on their doorstep.
2. Elles House, Shotfield, Wallington, Surrey
Elles House in Shotfield, Wallington has a large wellbeing suite that includes a lovely large hair salon. Residents here can enjoy a hair wash, blow dry and set all in the comfort of their own development. See what retirement properties we have available in Elles House, Surrey and the surrounding area.
3. Kings Place, Fleet, Hampshire
Kings Place in Fleet is a recently constructed Retirement Living PLUS development built by McCarthy & Stone. This development has a modern wellbeing suite that offers a sanctuary for residents to retreat and relax. The wellbeing suite comprises a hair salon and treatment station, so residents can enjoy being pampered in the comfort of their development. See what retirement properties we have available in Kings Place and the surrounding area.
4. Park House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Park House in Hitchin is a fabulous Assisted Living development built my McCarthy & Stone. This development has been built with the youthful retiree in mind as it offers a sumptuous wellbeing suite offering a hair salon and treatment station. Residents here can enjoy having their hair cut or book a treatment with the chiropodist. See what retirement properties we have available in Park House and the surrounding area.
Retirement development with an activity games room
An activity games room is a great place to relax and have fun with other residents in the development. Many of the games on offer include: bridge, cards, table football, backgammon or chess.
5. Fussels Court, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Fussels Court in Worle is a splendid Retirement Living development built by McCarthy & Stone. This development is built with the active retiree in mind as it boasts an activity games room. Residents here can enjoy a game of drafts, chess or backgammon with friends in the communal lounge. See what retirement properties we have available in Fussels Court, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare and the surrounding area.
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