Retirement communities are becoming more and more popular in the UK as people discover the benefits that can really help you make the most of your retirement, allowing you to live an independent life with the benefits of regular activities and like-minded neighbours.
Why have retirement communities increased in popularity?
Retirement communities have been popular in other countries like New Zealand, Australia and America for a while and the UK is now catching up as people start to see the benefits of a new approach to retirement.
The pandemic has made older people reflect on what they truly want for the future. They have become more concerned about being isolated and alone and are looking for more social opportunities on their doorstep.
Retirement communities can help you keep your independence, socialise as much as you like, and provide an extra hand when you need it.
What are the benefits?
The welcoming retirement communities at Amesbury Abbey and Sutton Manor offer a wealth of things to do on your doorstep. From the comfort of your stylish apartment or traditional cottage, you can live an independent life with the benefits of a spectacular setting and like-minded neighbours.
At Amesbury, you will find an inclusive community of people of a similar age on your doorstep. Retirement communities are made up of a collection of properties which accommodate people aged 55 or over and allow you to meet like-minded people that you are likely to share interests with. This can enhance your social life and save you travelling far to see friends.
There is a calendar of regular activities and facilities on site to enjoy. At Amesbury, you can enjoy exercise classes, trips to local gardens, theatre, or the beach, and facilities such as a hairdressing salon, a physiotherapy practice and a library. If you like to be active, you can choose to take part in activities, or if you prefer, you can stay at home. Activities help with both mental health and physical wellbeing - and, perhaps most importantly, residents love them.
Amesbury residents can access 24-hour care and support onsite. Sometimes, you might just need an extra helping hand with personal care. Retirement communities give you the freedom to live independently and enjoy your life but provide extra support as and when you may need it. If you want to live with your partner, individual care can be provided to both of you.
Residents have more time to do the things they enjoy, as housing maintenance, cleaning and garden maintenance is all taken care of. Spacious apartments give you the chance to downsize from a large home and save time, stress and money.
You can still own your home so you can remain on the property ladder, decorate your home the way you want to make it your own, and it can be passed down to your family in your will. However, you can also rent if you prefer. Properties at Amesbury include charming, thatched cottages and spacious apartments. Pets are welcome, too.
Your home will be looked after when you want to go away on holiday or visit family or friends, providing total peace of mind – and there are guest apartments for friends wanting to come and stay.
Retirement communities are well worth considering if you are looking for a fun, active and sociable retirement.
There are so many like-minded people in the Amesbury retirement communities that you will have a great opportunity to make a new circle of friends and find the activities you enjoy the most.