General Manager with homeowners

Retirement Living Myths – Part Two

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5th Jul Lifestyle

General Manager with homeowners

Fact or Fiction – you decide

In this, the second of our features exploring retirement living misconceptions, we continue the conversation with views on perceived ‘forced fun’.

Perception: Some retirement communities have expectations for everyone to participate in social group activities – which may feel like forced fun.

The idea of group activities in retirement communities can sometimes be perceived as imposing or obligatory. At Adlington, we value individual preferences and believe in creating an environment
where everyone can choose their level of engagement. Scheduled activities at Adlington are designed to promote social interaction.

Beyond traditional options like bingo, we offer an array of experiences such as theatre visits, themed evenings, guest speakers, arts and crafts sessions, exercise classes, garden parties, some communities even have regular French lessons.

D-Day Celebrations

While we do offer a variety of group activities designed to enrich social interaction and create a sense of community, participation is always optional. We strive to create a balanced environment where homeowners can enjoy their independence while also having opportunities to socialise if they wish. Our aim is for homeowners to feel comfortable and at home, whether they prefer quiet moments alone or lively interactions with friends and neighbours.

Two ladies dressed in beautiful dresses with matching hats

Ascot Day

Don’t just take our word for it…

Homeowner Margaret: “I think the best thing about moving to a retirement community is the stimulus of like-minded people. It’s the social life as much as anything. We have much more time available to do the things that we want to do because we no longer have to worry about the upkeep of a big house and garden.”

Homeowner’s Pat and Michael: “It’s nice that there are all these activities going on that you can get involved with if you want to. There are just lovely things going on all the time. We have quiz nights, film nights, take-away meal nights.
“I’m joining a weekly art class here on a Monday afternoon in the activity room. I used to paint a bit. There’s also a book club and we’re talking about going out to the theatre sometime. It’s just lovely. We knew we’d enjoy it, but we didn’t think it was going to be as good as this. It’s everything that I expected and more.”

Ednas homeowner story

Social events in our communities are organised by a combination of the homeowners, our Well-being & Hospitality Manager and the on-site teams. Read more about the benefits of having a dedicated team within the community all day, everyday.

You can explore whether a retirement community could be the right choice for you in this feature.

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