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For over 25 years, Richmond Villages have been designing, building, and operating retirement communities where life is for living and new beginnings start. Committed to promoting longer, healthier happier lives, Richmond Villages are more than beautiful homes and stunning gardens, they are also active social communities providing endless opportunities in which to enjoy retirement. For some however, deciding to move to a new retirement home can be a daunting prospect; where to start? what to consider? where to seek help?
Here at Richmond Villages, we are experts in retirement living thanks to our many years of experience and have written this blog to share some quick and easy tips designed to help anyone considering moving to one of our communities.
1. Think about your retirement goals
Start to think about what your needs and wants are, and what is most important to you when it comes to retirement. Whether that be moving closer to family and friends, wanting to regain your independence by joining a thriving social community or the reassurance of on-site care, if and when required.
2. Calculate your retirement needs
Review your finances. Some people feel able to continue to look after their pensions and investments; others prefer to speak to a specialist adviser who can offer advice on providing for future care costs and inheritance tax. There are also lots of free online tools available.
3. Visit a Village
Visit one of our villages - the sooner you do this the sooner you will get a “feel” for what they are like! Speak to a Village Adviser (our friendly experts!) about the wealth of activities and facilities in the village. Discover the additional services we offer (designed to perfectly meet everyone’s changing needs) then view the available properties. Some people choose to move straight away, others take a little longer. Whatever you decide, our Village Advisers will work at your pace ensuring you feel confident every step of the way.
4. Easy move home buying service
Once your heart is set on moving to one of our villages, you’ll want to make your dream property a reality. Our easy move Home Buying Service is a dependable solution that helps you move with confidence - quickly and seamlessly. With no up-front costs to market your property you can sell your house without the need to decorate or renovate. Your new home will be safely secured, and our Village Advisers are there to support you every step of the way.
5. The Senior Move Partnership
We understand that downsizing can be a time-consuming process, which is why have recommend The Senior Move Partnership; a specialist relocation service helping people moving home later in life.
All their staff have extensive training, experience, and empathy, and can provide you with practical, emotional and project management support when downsizing your home. The partnership is aimed at making your life easier helping organise all aspects of your move, from deciding what furniture will fit in the new home by creating scaled furniture floor plans, helping to downsize belongings, and helping you dispose of any items which are not going to the new home to change of address notifications. They are there to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.
How we can help!