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Nutrition & Hydration Week: Nutritional needs for older adults
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Nutrition & Hydration Week: Nutritional needs for older adults

In honour of Nutrition and Hydration week, we thought there was no better team than our fantastic group of Wellbeing Advisors to take the lead on this one. ExtraCare's award-winning Wellbeing Service is provided by on-site registered general nurses, supporting and empowering all residents to be proactive in managing their own health and to make informed decisions about their lifestyle. In this guest blog post, Sheila and Kate cover all things diet and nutrition for those in their later years.

March 14, 2023

Everything you need to know about buying a retirement property!
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Everything you need to know about buying a retirement property!

First thing’s first, what is a retirement property, and what differentiates it from a regular property?

March 8, 2023

10 money saving tips for retirees
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10 money saving tips for retirees

Whatever stage you’re at, whether you’re just about to retire, or you’ve been living retirement life to the full for a while now, you still need to keep one eye on the finances. You might have saved up a healthy looking retirement pot, however the majority of us will still need to keep track of the spending…unfortunately!

February 20, 2023

How do retirement villages work? (Answers to our top 20 FAQ’s)
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How do retirement villages work? (Answers to our top 20 FAQ’s)

Despite the rise in popularity for retirement villages, with just over 90,000 people across the UK living in one, there is still a lot of uncertainty about what a retirement village actually is and how they work. As the UK’s leading not-for-profit retirement village developer, we got our team to answer our top 20 FAQ’s to give you a bit more of an insight into the costs, security, care services and more!

February 7, 2023

Supporting healthcare education: ExtraCare welcomes student placements
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Supporting healthcare education: ExtraCare welcomes student placements

ExtraCare’s Birmingham Villages benefitted from the presence of physiotherapy and nursing students over the Autumn and Winter period. Students arrived from Coventry University and the University of Birmingham to complete 6-week placements, providing healthcare input to residents as needed.

February 7, 2023

How to make friends in retirement: 6 top tips
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How to make friends in retirement: 6 top tips

When you are a child, you go to school and instantly make friends.

January 30, 2023

Is retirement living for you?
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Is retirement living for you?

At ExtraCare, we believe retirement is a whole new era and chapter of your life. A time to enjoy the things you haven’t always had time to do and prioritise yourself. Retirement living is on the rise in the UK, but what exactly does it mean?

January 23, 2023

New year, new hobby suggestions for retirees
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New year, new hobby suggestions for retirees

It’s never too late to try something new, and what better time than the beginning of a new year to take on a fresh new hobby! As a wise man once said “Variety is the spice of life, it gives it all its flavour” and we couldn’t agree more. We have listed our top hobbies for retirees in this article to help inspire you to get up and try something new this January!

January 11, 2023

Village Manager Kevan reaches new fundraising heights
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Village Manager Kevan reaches new fundraising heights

I'm Kevan, the Lark Hill Village Manager, and I was recently offered a chance to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with a family member who needed a support buddy. The offer was accepted, and approval sought for time off to complete which was supported by my line manager.

November 29, 2022

Volunteering Matters: Amelie’s Solihull experience
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Volunteering Matters: Amelie’s Solihull experience

Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people in your community.

November 24, 2022

Do retirement villages allow pets?
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Do retirement villages allow pets?

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “do retirement villages allow pets?” and in short, the answer is of course! We know as animal lovers ourselves, how important pets are to our residents, and the smile they put on our staff’s faces make it even better.

November 24, 2022

How to keep your house plants healthy in winter
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How to keep your house plants healthy in winter

A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that plants in your home can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural. Along with researchers also having found that they sharpen your attention, help you recover from illness faster and improve the quality of the air in your house. Therefore, the benefits of bringing the outside in go further than just a nice aesthetic, but they do require some maintenance, especially in the winter months.

November 22, 2022