Category Archives: RETIREMENT HOUSING

Community Retirement Villages – next steps

This is a drawing together of my series of blogs about a new form of  Community Retirement Village. It has not been easy to distill the essence of thirty years work building and then managing a new type of retirement … Continue reading

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Bungalow Bingo !

Every few years there are pleas for more bungalows to be built.    But, they never are.   You would think people would learn.    Every new Housing Minister thinks they are the answer to older people’s prayers. Think tanks … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Enlightened Management

Retirement villages should be a genuine partnership between residents and staff.  For residents to take advantage of all the lifestyle opportunities, they need support from a management team that has a “can do culture”.  The management team’s focus needs to … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Surrounding Neighbourhood

A new retirement village with its range of communal facilities is the start of a new community for older people.    Typically comprising around 250 apartments, a village hall, a shop, restaurant,  bar, coffee lounge, library, craft room, computer suite, … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Later Lifestyle Opportunities

The key issue with retirement villages is that they should offer people a range of new opportunities in later life.    So many of the alternative retirement housing models are perceived by older people as a last resort option.   … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages – Innovative Finance

This is a continuation in the series of posts about a new  form of Community Retirement Villages.    It follows on from my introductory post on 9 September.    This post will focus on the most difficult question, which if … Continue reading

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Community Retirement Villages

I have built some ground-breaking Retirement Villages in my working career at ExtraCare Charitable Trust.  I am pleased to say that many retirement villages have followed in their footsteps.   But, are they transforming the understanding of housing and care … Continue reading

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