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12th Dec General

They say that “one kind word can warm three winter months”.

In recent times many of our Homeowners have told us how much it has helped to have such a strong sense of community and a friendly management team on site to provide advice, assistance and moral support.

“All the girls here have told me if I need anything at all, I’ve only got to say. Moving here is the best thing I’ve done because I can talk to people, I can get out and about or go for a walk around the garden if I want to. I love it here.” Audrey, The Folds in Romiley

Alexandra Johnson, Sales and Marketing Director for Adlington Retirement Living explains: “During the lockdowns, our on-site teams have showed their team spirit, working together and going the extra mile to look after our Homeowners. Although our elegant restaurants had to temporarily close for a period of time, our catering teams offered the same high standard of freshly-prepared, delicious lunchtime meals and delivered them directly to our Homeowners’ front doors, always maintaining social distancing and sanitising trays between deliveries. Our team members went shopping and collected prescriptions for our Homeowners and we created ‘pop-up shops’ at each development to provide a safe and easy way to pick up everyday essentials.”

“It’s been nice to have the company of the staff and they’ve taken care of all my needs, even doing some shopping. It’s given my son peace of mind too, as he lives in Yorkshire.” Doris, The Cottons in Ramsbottom

Many of our Homeowners chatted to each other from their private balconies and patios and our management teams managed to encourage community spirit whilst adhering to social distancing measures.

“It’s much better here than it would have been in our previous home in lockdown. We have these beautiful gardens to walk around and to admire. We’re very happy here.” John and Marcia, The Cottons

Friendly faces right outside your own front door

There’s a thriving community offering new friendships, social occasions and safe activities on your doorstep that you can dip into whenever the mood takes you.

Friendly retirement communities

“I take great pleasure in introducing myself and meeting the other Homeowners. There’s a mixture of very interesting people including one or two retired headmasters and a whole range of people, all very interesting to talk to.” Jim, The Sailings in Southport

“It’s better for both of us here. We’ve made friends already. We should have moved years ago.” Husband and wife, John and Jean

And when you want to spend some quiet time in your own company, you have a beautiful, self-contained apartment that you can retreat to.

You can stay in your apartment and do nothing if you want to or you can go out and meet people. I don’t go to the Homeowners’ Lounge every day. If I’m busy and I’ve got something to do I’m here in my apartment but if I’m free and feel like a bit of company, it’s good.” New Homeowner, Rona

Our Homeowners also have the option of relaxing in the hair salon, therapy room, coffee lounge and enjoying the table service restaurant.

Alexandra Johnson explains: “We aim to promote a warm and welcoming environment that preserves independence and enhances the lifestyle of discerning homeowners.”

A smart approach to care

One of the aspects that appeals to many of our Homeowners is the fact that optional, additional care is available as and when it is needed, for as long as it is needed. So, if you have an accident and need some additional support for a short time, it’s available, or if you need more long-term support, that’s available too.

“Having experienced how my husband went downhill so quickly, I looked into the care options when I chose to move here. It was very important to me that I can move in now, when I don’t need any care or additional support, but it’s available if there is a time when I need that.” Joyce, The Chimes

Alexandra Johnson explains: “We offer a personal approach to care to ensure that you receive just the right amount to maintain your independence, allowing you to enjoy your retirement to the full.

“Whatever your needs, the 24-hour on-site staff are there to look out for your wellbeing, and arrange tailored personal care, if required – all of which enables you to maintain your quality of life. It’s completely flexible, so should you find that your requirements change in the future, the discreet care team will be able to accommodate and support you.”

Our Homeowners have access to round-the-clock support from a dedicated team, 365 days a year. All apartments are fitted with a 24-hour emergency call system linked directly to the on-site team. The sophisticated emergency call system not only covers each private apartment but the entire building and gardens, for added peace of mind.

“I suffer with Meniere’s disease, which is vertigo, and I go dizzy. When it happens, I just don’t like being on my own. I’ve had to press my alarm button twice since I moved in. The two occasions were both in the daytime when I had one of these severe attacks of vertigo and needed help. Karen (the general manager at The Sailings) came straight away, which was great, so I feel really safe here.” Edna, The Sailings

A significant number of retired doctors have chosen an Adlington Retirement Living apartment for their own future, illustrating the high regard in which our concept is held by health professionals. In fact, at one of our recent developments 13 retired doctors each bought an apartment.