Youngsters from the Little Spinnaker Pre-School have visited Churchill Retirement Living’s Summerson Lodge in Southsea as part of their Easter bonnet parade celebrations.
Fifty children, aged between three and four, were busy creating their own bonnets in the lead up to Easter and visited Summerson Lodge to show off their designs to Owners as well as sing a selection of songs while they paraded through the retirement development.
Owners and staff at Summerson Lodge were then on-hand with a selection of Easter treats to congratulate the pre-school children.
Kate Aylward, pre-school teacher at the Little Spinnaker Pre-School, says: “Summerson Lodge is one of the four locations we visited during our parade and we wish to thank them for accommodating us. I selected Summerson Lodge because my grandmother, Betty Knight, has an apartment there and it is great to give the children the opportunity to visit the older generation in a lovely environment. The children took a lot of time creating their bonnets and they loved showing them off to the Owners at Summerson Lodge.”
Ann De La Haye, Lodge Manager at Summerson Lodge, says: “We are delighted to host the pre-school and to be part of the Easter parade. We regularly host events in the Owners’ Lounge for our Owners to participate in and we were delighted to welcome Little Spinnaker Pre-School.”
Churchill Retirement Living enables Owners to live an independent and healthy retirement in their own apartments with the companionship of like-minded people. For further information, free phone Churchill Retirement Living on 0800 458 1857 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk.
Age UK, the leading Charity for older people, has been named Churchill Retirement Living’s Charity of the Year. The UK’s fastest growing private retirement house builder will fundraise for the charity with the aim of raising as much as possible for people in later life and donating over £100,000.
Money raised will go towards funding Age UK’s vital work to make later life better for everyone both nationally and locally through local Age UKs. Age UK provides information, advice, practical services and campaigns on the issues that matter to people in later life. Its free advice line is open 365 days a year and provides essential information on a wide range of issues, from claiming benefits and finding the right care to staying fit and healthy or getting online.
As part of the partnership Churchill Retirement Living has sponsored Age UK’s ‘Winter Wrapped Up’ guide, an important resource to help older people prepare for winter, which includes tips on keeping well and staying warm in winter and a thermometer to check room temperatures are kept at recommended levels.
Laurie Boult, head of fundraising at Age UK, said: “We are delighted and proud to have been chosen as Churchill Retirement Living’s Charity of the Year. The funds raised by Churchill Retirement Living will go towards national and local projects, helping older people to be part of their community and make the most of the local services available to them.”
Spencer McCarthy, chairman and group managing director of Churchill Retirement Living, said: “I’m delighted with the partnership and feel that the charity is a perfect fit for the business. At Churchill Retirement Living we aim to give those over 60 an independent, sociable and active lifestyle. We carefully selected Age UK as our partner as we share similar objectives with regards to supporting the older generation and we hope to increase the awareness of the vital work it produces.”
To find out more or to get details of a local Age UK call Age UK Advice free on 0800 169 6565 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/local. To donate to the charity call 0800 169 8787, Text Ageuk to 70004 to give £5 or go to www.ageuk.org.uk.
The UK’s fastest growing private retirement housebuilder, Churchill Retirement Living is hosting an ‘egg-citing’ variety of events for the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Hot cross buns and Easter egg hunts are just some of the activities on offer at Churchill Retirement Living’s developments in Bournemouth and Southampton.
Owners of apartments in the Lodges, along with their grandchildren and other family members are set to attend the events to mark the Easter celebrations. Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director at Churchill Retirement Living, says: “Easter is a special time of year where families come together and our Owners really enjoy participating in events that we host in our developments.”
Churchill Retirement Living enables Owners to live an independent and healthy retirement in their own apartments with the companionship of like-minded people. For further information, free phone Churchill Retirement Living on 0800 458 1857 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk. Event information:
Osbourne Lodge, Bournemouth:
Coffee and hot cross buns with an Easter egg hunt for grandchildren on Monday April 21 at 11am.
Chadwick Lodge, Southampton:
Coffee and hot cross buns on Friday April 18 at 2pm.
The UK’s largest private retirement housebuilder, Churchill Retirement Living has acquired the site of the former council offices in Ringwood. The retirement housing specialist’s first development in the town is a notable additional to the firm’s portfolio.
A planning application is currently being prepared for a new lodge of one and two bedroom apartments exclusively for those of retirement age. The development will offer a high quality living experience with Owners having the benefits of a lodge manager, 24 hour Careline, Owners’ Lounge, Wellbeing Suite, Guest Suite and laundry room. This lifestyle is becoming increasingly sought after by people of retirement age who have the benefit of built-in sociability whilst still retaining their independence and privacy.
Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director at Churchill Retirement Living, says: “Ringwood is a wonderful market town with excellent links to the New Forest and the fantastic beaches on the south coast. It is also home to our head office and we feel there are many benefits to living in the town.”
It is a formula that has earned Churchill Retirement Living many prestigious awards, including the ‘UK Over 50s Housing Awards’ for five consecutive years since 2009. It was also highly ranked in the ‘Sunday Times‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ in 2013, and won three top accolades in the ‘Housebuilder Awards 2012’ – ‘Best Small to Medium Housebuilder of the Year’, ‘Best Customer Service Initiative’, and Highly Commended in the ‘Best Retirement Scheme’. Churchill’s mission is to serve the growing older population by providing a rewarding lifestyle that combines independence with security and sociability, combating the loneliness and isolation that mars the lives of so many of the older generation.
Over 60s living in Dorset and Hampshire are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with Churchill Retirement Living at four of its developments this weekend.
All visitors who attend the retirement housebuilder’s Show Complexes in Bournemouth, Southbourne, Southampton and Portsmouth who are aged over 60 will receive a bouquet of tulips when taking an exclusive guided tour.
Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Churchill Retirement Living, said: “Local people can get together to celebrate Mother’s Day and take the opportunity to experience what life is like in a retirement development and find out more about the luxury lifestyle that is on offer to them and their families.
“Many people do not realise that those who live at a Churchill development own their apartments which each have their own front door, one or two bedrooms, a lounge and modern kitchens and bathrooms. The majority of the lodges also have access to landscaped communal gardens and communal lounge.”
Churchill Retirement Living enable Owners to live an independent and healthy retirement in their own apartments with the companionship of like-minded people. For further information, free phone Churchill Retirement Living on 0800 458 1857 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk.
Location and times of guided tours:
• 11am Sunday March 30 at Grange Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3ND
• 11am Sunday March 30 at Chadwick Lodge Devonshire Road, Southampton, SO15 2QQ
• 11am Friday March 28 at 11am at Summerson Lodge Alverstone Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8GS
• 11am Sunday March 30 at Osbourne Lodge, Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5QA
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