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What’s holding you back from downsizing to a retirement village?
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What’s holding you back from downsizing to a retirement village?

In this blog post we’ve delved into some common concerns that may have prevented you from exploring retirement villages and provide insights on overcoming them.

February 19, 2024

Safer Internet Day: Educating our residents on the risks they may face online
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Safer Internet Day: Educating our residents on the risks they may face online

Here's how we're educating our residents on the risks they may face online, with the help of AbilityNet and donations from Microsoft and Virgin!

February 6, 2024

What is a retirement property? (A comprehensive guide)
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What is a retirement property? (A comprehensive guide)

In this blog post we delve into what retirement properties in the UK entail, their benefits, types, and what you should consider when choosing one.

January 15, 2024

The value of peace of mind in retirement
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The value of peace of mind in retirement

In this article, we delve into the five reasons why finding peace of mind is so important in retirement.

December 1, 2023

How ageing in place technology is revolutionising retirement living with ExtraCare’s Research and Technology Lead Kerry Stack
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How ageing in place technology is revolutionising retirement living with ExtraCare’s Research and Technology Lead Kerry Stack

There has been increasing focus recently on technologies that enable retirees to age in place and maintain independence. Kerry Stack, Research and Technology Lead, discusses what The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, a retirement living pioneer, is doing to embrace technology that actively supports ageing in place.

November 8, 2023

Embracing independence: Why retirement villages are ideal for women that are on their own
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Embracing independence: Why retirement villages are ideal for women that are on their own

Here's how retirement villages help women embrace independence, offering a haven tailored to the needs and wants of many retirees on their own.

November 3, 2023

Bonfire night done right: 5 (alcoholic!) hot chocolate recipes
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Bonfire night done right: 5 (alcoholic!) hot chocolate recipes

Start party season early with these five hot chocolate recipes with an alcoholic twist! Perfect for your Bonfire Night celebrations, and after all, it is on a Saturday this year!

October 31, 2023

BHM and the importance of embracing roots
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BHM and the importance of embracing roots

October marks Black History Month. Resident Maria shares what the month means to her, how it has evolved, her own childhood, and how the younger generation can continue to embrace their roots.

October 13, 2023

How are retirement villages putting safety and security at the forefront?
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How are retirement villages putting safety and security at the forefront?

We understand the importance of feeling safe in your home, so we've put together this article about how retirement villages in the UK are putting safety and security at the forefront.

October 3, 2023

A family’s choice
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A family’s choice

Granddaughter Rebecca tells us about her grandparents move to Solihull Village, how the process went, and the many benefits it brought to her family.

September 27, 2023

Shop Manager Jennifer Lowe discusses the launch of ExtraCare’s newest charity shop
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Shop Manager Jennifer Lowe discusses the launch of ExtraCare’s newest charity shop

Jennifer Lowe, Manager of ExtraCare’s newest charity shop in Parr Bridge, discusses her career history, the new shop and its upcoming launch event in the Manchester community.

September 22, 2023

New look, same values: ExtraCare’s identity refresh
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New look, same values: ExtraCare’s identity refresh

Nick Hickman, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at ExtraCare discusses the charity's new identity refresh.

September 12, 2023