‘Location, Location, Location’
LifeCare Residences stands out as a renowned provider of vibrant and enriching retirement communities. With a commitment to offering exceptional amenities, premium locations, and personalised care, LifeCare Residences has redefined the retirement experience for countless individuals, providing them with a fulfilling and active lifestyle during their golden years. One of the defining features of LifeCare Residences’ desirability is their unwavering dedication to sourcing premium locations. Recognising that the environment in which retirees reside can significantly impact their well-being and overall experience, LifeCare Residences has carefully chosen picturesque settings for their retirement communities. Whether nestled amidst acres of rolling countryside like Grove Place Retirement Village in Hampshire, or in the heart of London like Battersea Place, each location has been thoughtfully selected to offer residents access to natural beauty, cultural attractions, and essential amenities.
In addition to their prime locations, LifeCare Residences’ villages boast an impressive array of amenities and activities that cater to the diverse interests of their residents. The aim is to create an environment that promotes physical, mental, and social well-being. Both Battersea Place and Grove Place boast well-equipped indoor gyms and heated indoor swimming pools which are only available for the exclusive use of residents and their families. Residents at Battersea Place are able to take part in on-site physical activities such as regular Pilates, ballet, reiki and meditation classes which are held in the gym and easy access to outdoor spaces encourages residents to maintain an active lifestyle.
Beyond the physical amenities and care services, their villages are distinguished by the strong sense of community they foster. Moving to a retirement community can be a life-changing decision, and LifeCare Residences recognizes the importance of creating a warm and welcoming environment for residents. Through various social events, communal dining experiences, and shared activities, residents have ample opportunities to build lasting friendships and create meaningful connections with their neighbours. This strong sense of camaraderie contributes to the residents’ overall happiness and contentment, making them feel truly at home.
Battersea Place opened its doors in 2016 and has since been home to many a London-loving retiree. Situated across from London’s famed Battersea Park, Battersea Place comprises an exclusive collection of one, two and three-bedroom finely appointed apartments and penthouses and is ideally placed for easy access to a plethora of the capital’s attractions. The iconic River Thames is within walking distance, and residents need only stroll over London’s prettiest bridge, Albert Bridge, to enjoy the delights of Chelsea. The cultural and shopping attractions of Kensington and Knightsbridge are only a short drive away too. Resident Kathleen Rawes adds, “In search of my new home, I started researching retirement villages and weighing up the options. Initially, I was disheartened by the lack of options for the over 70s in city centre locations. When I discovered Battersea Place, I couldn’t believe my luck. As well as its central London location, I was drawn to the admirable facilities on offer – especially the on-site restaurant, library and swimming pool.”
Set on acres of rolling countryside, Grove Place Retirement Village offers a haven for those seeking their ‘forever home’ in this glorious part of England. From the grand Norman Abbey in nearby Romsey to the exceptional grounds at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, there is so much to see and do just minutes from Grove Place’s own expansive estate. A stroll along the banks of the River Test takes you further afield to scenic villages which play host to cosy country pubs and restaurants. For those seeking a more sporting pastime, the local Romsey Golf Club is a particular attraction for residents. As one of the UK’s most sought-after retirement villages, Grove Place offers purpose-built apartments and bungalows, combined with hotel-inspired facilities and reassurance of 24-hour care. Along with private living, there is a chef-led restaurant, billiards room and library, swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and a kitchen garden.
At Somerleigh Court, located in the heart of Dorchester, residents are right on the doorstep of Borough Gardens, a 19th-century park designed by William Goldring – the brain behind Kew Gardens. Residents are able to access the adult fitness equipment at the park as well as the four tennis courts which are open all year round. They quite literally have history on their doorstep with Dorchester being a market town dating back to 1860. The famed novelist Thomas Hardy actually lived there, and his house is now a museum open to visitors. Additionally, since Somerleigh Court is located in Dorchester town centre, residents are able to experience all that Dorset has to offer – and then some.
LifeCare Residences recognises the importance of staying physically active for the well-being of its residents. Despite being situated in the heart of London, residents at luxury retirement community Battersea Place are able to enjoy an on-site garden or the 200 acres of nearby Battersea Park for a brisk walk or gentle stroll in the lovely gardens or a spot of tennis, boules, bowls or croquet. The nearby River Thames also provides an ever-changing inspiration for river rambles. Grove Place provides access not only to spectacular grounds but also borders the beautifully wild New Forest, a haven for dog walkers and nature enthusiasts alike. Residents at Grove Place are able to enjoy almost unlimited access to 27 acres of beautifully designed grounds within the Hampshire countryside – including a historical sunken garden, stunning meadows bursting with flowering plants and woodland walks with approximately 875 trees – as well as the New Forest beyond. For those keen to get more actively involved outdoors, residents at Grove Park are able to enjoy the beautifully tended croquet lawns and the immaculate nine-hole putting green or even turn their hand to a spot of gardening.
The award-winning UK retirement communities, operated by LifeCare Residences, provide vibrant places to live and to fully embrace and enjoy the time afforded by retirement. Following a lifetime dedicated to a career, many residents enjoy the luxury of time to appreciate the pastimes and hobbies they’ve longed to enjoy. At all LifeCare Residences’ communities, residents benefit from the services of a lifestyle co-ordinator who organises local excursions, talks from visiting speakers on a variety of topics as well as on-site activities and functions. Many new residents find their social circle expanding once again, while day-to-day living is made easy and as maintenance-free as possible. With numerous opportunities to socialise, including during meals, leisure experiences and outings, many residents find a restored sense of purpose and joy in their social lives once they move in. For example, Grove Place a beautiful retirement community in the Hampshire countryside, is now home to retirees Elaine and Philip Gaussen. The couple made the move to begin the next chapter in their lives and have never looked back as they thoroughly embrace the buzz and sense of community. Elaine adds, “We hadn’t realized how strong the Grove Place community was before we arrived. It’s so lovely to have nice friends and neighbours to socialise with. Everyone is so kind, and we feel at home here.”
LifeCare Residences has redefined retirement living by offering a dynamic and enriching experience to seniors. From their carefully chosen premium locations and wide-ranging amenities to personalised care and vibrant community atmosphere, these villages have set a benchmark for excellence in retirement living. By creating an environment that prioritises well-being, engagement, and companionship, LifeCare Residences has successfully transformed the concept of retirement into a time of flourishing, exploration, and contentment for countless individuals.
If you would like to learn more about our offering and how we can enhance the ‘every day’ please call 0800 009 6950. For those who are unable to visit in person, we are also able to offer virtual tours of our communities at your convenience.
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