Stories from our homeowners

John and Margaret

Before moving to The Woodlands in May 2022, John and Margaret had lived in their family house in Heald Green for 47 years. They decided to move to a retirement community whilst they are relatively young, to future-proof their later life. The early years John and Margaret met when they were teenagers and will have […]

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Pauline and her daughter Gill

“I was a long way away from my daughter. Moving gave both myself and my daughter Gill a great peace of mind! I can...

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The Folds Romiley retirement apartments

Audrey

Audrey wanted a fresh start in a new apartment with a friendly community. Originally from Norfolk, Audrey moved to the area in the 1960s,...

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John and Marcia

John and Marcia had been looking for a bungalow until they heard about The Cottons. They quickly decided the beautiful apartments, stunning gardens and...

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John and Margaret

Before moving to The Woodlands in May 2022, John and Margaret had lived in their family house in Heald Green for 47 years. They...

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Dr Cath

Dr Cath, aged 80, appreciates having a supportive community since she moved to The Sidings, in Lytham, in February 2023. “It all seemed to...

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Joan and Bill

“We weren’t getting older, the neighbours were getting younger!” Joan and her husband Bill wanted to live life to the full without the worries...

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Ann and Harry

Ann and Harry moved to The Sidings in December 2022 and were married on Ann’s 80th birthday in February 2023. Ann said: “We’ve known...

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Edna

After a major life event in February 2019, Edna wanted to move to an apartment with a friendly community and some practical support. Edna...

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John and Jean

John and Jean were finding their five bedroom house and big garden difficult to maintain. They wanted to spend less time and energy on...

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Stockport retirees

Pat and Michael

Being surrounded by a wonderful group of friends and supportive staff has exceeded Michael and Pat’s expectations since they moved to The Woodlands in...

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Anne

When Anne moved to The Sidings in January 2023, she looked forward to new friendships and the support of a community whilst remaining independent....

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Joyce

Joyce wanted to continue to enjoy an independent and active retirement, safe in the knowledge that additional care is available for the future. Joyce...

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Sue

Sue moved to The Woodlands in June 2022 to be closer to her family. “My decision to move here was a combination of wanting...

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Sheffield retirement community homeowner

Anne

Anne wanted to join a thriving community and be closer to her family in Sheffield. Originally from Denton in Greater Manchester, Anne spent three...

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Nigel and his daughter Maria

Nigel moved to Jacobs Gate in December 2020. His children, Maria and David, wanted to make sure he would be happy in his new...

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Dr Trevor

Since moving to The Sidings in April, Trevor has enjoyed becoming part of a thriving community. “I’m more socially active here than I have...

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Bess

Bess had never considered living in a retirement community, but since moving to The Woodlands in June 2022, she has been enjoying a better...

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Margaret

Margaret moved to a three bedroomed apartment at The Folds in January 2022, having previously lived in in Marple Bridge for 35 years in...

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Pam and Mike (and Honey the dog)

When Pam and Mike started looking at retirement communities, finding somewhere pet-friendly was an absolute must. Pam and Mike met for a drink in...

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Dog friendly retirement community

Mavis

Moving to a retirement community with a canine companion At just six months old, Poppy is the youngest resident of Jacobs Gate, Adlington Retirement...

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Philip and Edna

Philip and Edna’s daughters were worried about their parents and wanted to make sure that help would always be on hand if they ever...

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Jane

When Jane moved to The Sidings in November 2022, she looked forward to becoming part of a thriving community.   “When you’ve had a very...

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Pet friendly retirement community UK

Alice

After settling into life at The Chimes, Alice’s family suggested a dog could be a good companion for her in her new apartment. “We...

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The Bridges Macclesfield Homeowners

Eddie and Mabel

Eddie and Mabel love walking in the great outdoors. They wanted less hilly terrain to explore, a beautiful view, lovely gardens and more free...

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