Tag Archives: “Community Retirement Villages”

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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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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