My parents are looking to move house as they get into their 80s and health issues start appearing. We've looked at retirement villages with them but are put off by the service charges and fees. Ideally we would like something a bit half way between that and their own house but I'm not sure what exists. They are currently looking at new builds but they don't want to be surrounded by young families. I'm hoping that one of you wise women will have some advice or thoughts!
CeliaNorth · 24/04/2023 14:05
A relative has a bungalow in a retirement complex. She lives entirely independently, but there is a warden onsite, and a resident's lounge, where they have community events, arranged by the residents themselves, or sometimes outside providers. But the warden and the lounge have to be paid for, of course.
ZacharinaQuack · 24/04/2023 15:17
In my village there's a newbuild estate where certain streets have bungalows, and there are also some flats in little detached two-story units. So the estate as a whole has lots of families, but there are plenty of older people around too who tend to live in the smaller properties. Obvs that doesn't help your parents unless they live in my village, but just wanted to flag up that it is possible!
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