About Wixams Retirement Village

Wixams Retirement Village provides a new outlook on life for over-55s in Bedford.

Wixams Retirement Village

At ExtraCare, we believe that later life is a time for doing more, not less. Offering a social and active lifestyle and care if you need help to stay independent, this inspirational community offers an exciting new opportunity in later life.

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Wixams Retirement Village provides a whole range of communal social and leisure facilities in the village centre which is open to residents, their families and members of the wider local community. These include a village hall, library and IT suite, bar and bistro, fitness gym, hairdressing and beauty salon and shop.

Facts about Wixams Retirement Village

Up to 50 activities are on offer per week including art classes, Tai-chi, yoga, computer classes and gardening, some sessions run by residents through a range of enriching volunteer opportunities.

Care and support will be available within the village to all residents should they need it, delivered by ExtraCare’s dedicated staff team. A well-being and specialist dementia service are also located within the village centre.

Enjoy your own spacious apartment

All homes within the village are designed to make life easier for residents, even if your mobility is limited.

The village has 230 spacious and well-appointed apartments, each with its own front door, living room, one or two bedrooms, kitchen and shower room. Most have their own balcony.

Apartments at Wixams Retirement Village are available for purchase, shared ownership or rental. We aim to ensure that the village is affordable to all, regardless of your financial circumstances. Find out more about costs and charges at ExtraCare.

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In order to be eligible for a home at the Wixams Retirement Village, residents will predominantly be over the age of 55 and live in the local area (or have a connection with the local area).

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If you are interested in living at Wixams Retirement Village, please register your interest by phoning 0300 303 2333.

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