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Why Jill Wishes She Made The Move Sooner
19th November 2020

After visiting our latest development in Cheltenham, Jill Blower decided to make the life-changing move. The prospect of selling the family home and downsizing was daunting but with the support of her daughter, Karen, a visit to the new retirement village was the tonic she needed.

“Mum was starting to struggle more and more living at home on her own. Her mobility was decreasing and her appetite fading,” commented Karen Gaskins, Jill’s daughter. “We turned to Richmond Villages as it ticked all the boxes for us by way of facilities and accommodation it had to offer mum, as well as being close enough for the family to visit regularly.”

Taking advantage of the ‘Rent to Buy’ scheme available, Jill took the plunge and agreed a tenancy on a south-facing, assisted living suite with a balcony and made the move to Richmond Cheltenham.

“The staff were so welcoming from the moment I first visited,” Jill comments. “As moves go – this one was both daunting and exciting, yet one I wish I had done sooner. In just three months, myself and my family have seen a significant improvement in my health and overall well-being. I’m so happy here at Richmond Villages. The setting and facilities are excellent. I’m enjoying my food again and painting in the village hobby and crafts room.”

Jill has quickly eased her way into life at Richmond Cheltenham and comfortably settled in - so much so, she is now in the process of buying her rental property at the village over-looking the mature woodland. 

“Mum has so much more energy and is happily enjoying life more since the move to Richmond. We can’t thank the staff enough for the comfort and support they have given her throughout the move. The transition from renting to buying has been smooth too, with mum already living there, so that’s been a blessing also,” adds Karen.

Comfortable Retirement Villages with a Wealth of on-site Facilities to Enjoy*

There are nine Richmond Villages sites across the UK, offering a range of accommodation tailored to the individual needs of each resident, including; independent apartments, assisted living suites and care home floors providing nursing, residential and in some cases dementia care.

The villages also boast fantastic facilities and communal spaces, perfect for those wanting to be part of the like-minded community, including on-site restaurants, bars and cafés, wellness spas with heated pools, fitness studios and beauty therapy rooms, plus extensive grounds and lounges for residents to enjoy.

Experience The Lifestyle

Those interested in the Richmond Villages lifestyle have the chance to ‘try before you buy’ with the Richmond Experience. This allows prospective buyers to visit, stay and experience everything Richmond has to offer, before committing to purchase. 

If you're considering a move to Richmond Cheltenham or would like to experience the lifestyle before you buy, get in touch with our Village Advisers on 01242 806 886

*Facilities vary depending on village.