For many of us making friends in later life can prove challenging. When you move to a new Beechcroft development, you’ll put yourself at the heart of a new community – and if you enjoy belonging to an active social circle, many of your neighbours will soon become good friends.
“Everyone here is very friendly. There are quite a few single ladies – mainly widows – and this development is as perfect for them as it is for us. Several of our neighbours are even going away on holiday together.”
When you move to your new home, you can expect a warm welcome – many owners get together for weekly walks, dog walking, playing golf or just chatting over a coffee. Communal lounges, on some developments, host fitness classes, Scrabble and Bridge nights, quizzes, coffee mornings and themed events. Summer barbecues and garden parties are set in the communal gardens. You don’t have to join in – but it’s great to have the choice.
On those developments with neighbouring care homes, Beechcroft owners are able to join residents for social events and choose from a menu of additional services from hot daily meals to hairdressing.
Moving from a home where you’ve lived for years can be challenging but a new home where you’ll be independent, make new friends and enjoy a lively social life is something to look forward to.
“A group of us go on the mini-bus on what we call a shopping trip. We’ve been to Thame and High Wycombe and lots of other places – and the trip to Windsor was fantastic. It was the longest trip we’ve done from Castle Gardens. We lived in Windsor when we were young so we knew the town. We took an hour’s river trip and walked around the town familiarising ourselves with the changes then we walked over Windsor Bridge and found a lovely pub in Eton High Street for lunch. We walked back and Linda picked us up by the river so we didn’t have to walk up the hill.”
, Castle Gardens, Watlington
“There is a real sense of community here. The only other place I considered moving to was a new development where I would have been surrounded by young families. Here, the people are my age. As soon as I moved in, my new neighbours came to talk to me.”
, Medstead, Hampshire.
At Beechcroft, you're able to downsize without compromise. We know you value your independence, but with a community of like-minded neighbours, you’ll have convivial company on hand and the opportunity to forge firm and lasting friendships with those around you.
Hear from three ladies from one of recent developments, who'll explain their experience of moving into their new Beechcroft homes and the process of making lifelong friends in the same process.
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