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Future-proofing gardens

Working and relaxing in the garden is ageless, it promotes relaxation and well-being whilst being a good form of exercise, especially for those who have retired and have more time available. But as we age, it’s important to make sure...more

Buying on a retirement estate as a couple

The demographics of retirement living are changing. Historically, widowhood was most likely to be the trigger to buying on a retirement estate; but today, Cognatum reports that new purchasers of their properties are as likely to be couples as singles....more

Buying a home on a retirement estate

Why the small print matters Retirement estates or villages are developments built specifically for older people. The services offered on each development will vary – some estates offer a discreet estate manager service for those who want to continue to...more

Lock up and live

Move over gap year teens, over 65s are more likely to take a foreign holiday than any other age group (Association of British Travel Agents). And they’re increasingly looking for excitement and variety, swapping cruises and golf trips for bucket...more

The future of retirement estates is green

‘Eco’ and ‘retirement’ are not often words that are heard in the same sentence. John Lavin of Cognatum says that retirement estates, especially those outside London, have been slow to start in terms of incorporating environmental features into their developments....more

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