Compared to a few years ago, awareness and popularityof retirement villages has grown considerably. Studies such as the one carried out by Aston University, have shown a
number of benefits when moving to a retirement villages. The social interaction which is created within a retirement village greatly reduces loneliness and increases wellbeing – the old saying “it’s good to talk” is certainly true. There are also the health benefits a move to such a community can provide. The Aston University study showed that both routine and planned GP visits reduced by 46% and the number of unplanned hospital stays reduced on average from 8 – 14 days to 1 – 2 days.
But how many people have actually visited a retirement village? Probably not that many so to
allow people the chance to see what they provide the award winning retirement village, Richmond Painswick, are holding an open day on Saturday 12th March, 10am – 4pm.
Bev Ingram, Village Manager at Richmond Painswick commented, “One of the most common things I hear after people have looked around the village is that it was nothing like they were expecting. We provide so much more than just retirement properties and a care home!”
Facilities at Richmond Painswick, who are part of Bupa, include restaurant, bar, auditorium, café, landscape gardens and rooftop terrace. As well as this there is a state of the art Wellness Spa which includes pool, sauna, steam room, gym, exercise studio, beauty treatment rooms and hair salon.
“The open day is an opportunity for people to look around the village facilities, view the available properties, meet the Richmond team and talk to residents about living at a retirement village” said Senior Village Adviser Dawn Perrill.
Subject to availability, there will be the option to view a Village Apartment and Village Suite.
The Village Apartments provide independent living in large 2-bedroom apartments whereas the Village Suites provide assisted living which includes an independent living package of all meals, cleaning, laundry and utilities. There will also be the opportunity to look around the boutique 24 en-suite bedroom care home although prior booking is required for this.
So why not come along and find out for yourself what a retirement village is all about – you’ll be glad you did!