The Top Reasons Why You Should Take Up Cycling in Your Retirement

Here, McCarthy Stone and the experts at Energise E-Bikes explain the health benefits of cycling and offer top biking tips for retirement cycling. more

SAD vs the Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know About Both

Understanding the difference between more common dips in mood and seasonal affective disorder is important. In this article, we explore the tell-tale signs of SAD, as well as useful tips that will help lift your mood in the winter. more

Yoga for the Over 60s 

Are you thinking about taking up yoga in your retirement? McCarthy Stone shares expert advice on the benefits of yoga and the best yoga poses to try. more

Expert Advice: Benefits of Singing in Retirement

Singing in retirement has a number of health and social benefits. For this blog, McCarthy Stone spoke to Sandra Colston of Funky Voices to learn more. more

Top UK Winter Walking Destinations 

There’s nothing better on a crisp, cold winter day than heading outside for a leisurely ramble. Whether across field or along the coast, even during the colder months the UK offers some dramatic and stunning scenery. So, wrap up warm and enjoy one of these wonderful walks. more

Time to Get Some Vitamin Sea

Autumn may be upon us and there may be a chill in the air but for your health and wellbeing, it really is time to visit the seaside (yes, you read that right!) more

What it's Like Living with Arthritis

McCarthy Stone have consulted with our residents and the experts at Versus Arthritis to learn more about what it’s like to live with arthritis. more

Life is Good, Enjoy the Ride

Going for a ride is good for your heart and muscles, and it may improve how you walk, balance, and climb stairs. more

Fad or Fixture: Should You Try a Plant-Based Diet?

Exploring the truth behind eco-friendly eating, superfoods and veganism, Kirsty Robinson from The British Dietetic Association, explains the benefits of a plant-based diet if you’re over 60. more

How to Keep Fit in your Retirement

Read our guide to retirement exercise, including popular exercise activities for retirees. more

A Closer Look At Our Wellness Initiatives

McCarthy Stone are proud to be involved in a variety of wellness initiatives that support everyone from our homeowners to the local communities surrounding our developments. more

Expert Advice: How To Ease Your Arthritis In Cold Weather

How can you ease the effects of arthritis when it’s cold outside? G.P and clinical advisor for Versus Arthritis, Dr Fiona Chikusu, offers her advice. more

Scottish Developments for Active Retirees

Make the most of your retirement and enjoy more time for the things that matter, whatever that might be. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, outdoor adventurer or history enthusiast, we have an apartment to suit you. Discover our top pick of developments for active retirees, guaranteed to help you enjoy retirement living to the full. more

A user’s guide to health ratings

You can check how well a hospital performs, if a new GP surgery is right for you and whether a dentist is taking on NHS patients, courtesy of online searches. We show you how more

5 ways your health improves with age

Sure, there are a few extra aches and pains, but there are also ways in which your health can improve as you get older more

Hook up to a Hobby

Having a hobby can not only be very enjoyable, but studies have shown it can also be hugely beneficial to your mental and physical health more

Why downsizing is good for your health

Downsizing won’t only improve your financial health, it can seriously boost your physical and mental health, too. We asked the experts to explain. more

10 great tips to sleep well tonight 

As we age, we all experience a change in our sleeping patterns. But we still need good rest. Follow our experts' advice for the best zzzz ever more

The Sound of Music

Always wanted to do it, but never got round to it? Now’s the time to sing or play your way to happiness more

New Friends for Life

Changing your life in retirement can bring opportunities to make new friends, bringing surprising benefits for your health as well as your social life more

Health habits from around the world

Get more from your hols than just R&R by bringing back some inspirational health habits more

The Immersive Training That Is Putting Staff In The Shoes Of People With Dementia

Can you imagine what it's like to have dementia? With McCarthy Stone's new immersive training scheme, staff are experiencing what it's like to live with this condition. more

Eight Ways To Kick-Start Your Health

Keep fit this winter with eight of our favourite activities to keep you healthy and strong! Read more and stay warm with us here! more

What Is Dementia?

Are you struggling with dementia, or have a friend or family member that needs support? Check out our latest article on dementia to help get you through. more

Good Friends, Good Health

As we go through life, friendships can sometimes fall by the wayside - when we're going through busy times, for example, or when we move house. more

Your Guide To Healthy Bones

Healthy bones are key to staying active later in life. Read up on how you can keep your bones healthy, and stay strong throughout your life. more

Living With Dementia

If a partner, friend of relative has dementia, you may feel helpless and upset – but did you know, there is quite a lot you can do to help them enjoy their life! more

Be Good To Your Joints

Are you getting aches and pains in places that you’re worried about? Check out our latest report on joints to understand what that twinge really means. more


Let’s get walking! A daily walk can bring multiple health benefits, and prevent life-suffering disease too! Get your boots on today and step outdoors! more

An Active Retirees Guide to Anstruther more