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447 days ago

VE Day 75

On 8th May, 75 years ago, the guns fell silent marking the end of the war in Europe. Millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace and remember their loved ones. more

500 days ago


Stylish urban living with a smile - attractions you must see in Copenhagen more

505 days ago

Memoirs Of A Black Country Comedian

Homeowner Peter Bullock from Dove Tree Court in Solihull has lives a 'double life' as a schoolteacher by day and a comedian come the weekend. more

506 days ago

Top Tips On How To Effectively Downsize

Are you ready to move somewhere smaller? We lend our expert advice and explain how to effectively downsize. more

510 days ago

Celebrating inspirational women in their later years

International Women's Day helps remind us that an equal world is an empowered world. more

513 days ago

Expert advice: The Best Plants for an Indoor Garden

You don’t need an outdoor garden to have a green thumb! We speak to journalist and gardening expert, Jane Perrone, about the best plants for an indoor garden, providing useful tips for you to use in your retirement property. more

519 days ago

A Community Within a Community

Life, family, friends, all move on around you at such a pace, that you suddenly find yourself in a situation you never thought would be possible. more

521 days ago

Hurry to Surrey

A small commute south of London but a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the capital sits rolling countryside, vast woodlands and quaint English villages more

524 days ago

Why Housing for Later Living can Make you Feel 10 Years Younger

A new report from a consortium involving McCarthy Stone has revealed how a later living property can leave you feeling up to 10 years younger. Here, we’ve explained more about our findings and how retirees can get involved more

528 days ago

The Most Popular Hobbies for Retirees

We surveyed 1,500 retirees to find out their favourite hobbies. Here, they reveal the results and discuss the benefits of starting a hobby in retirement. more

532 days ago

What does it Mean to be ‘Young at Heart’?

We’ve taken a look at how our properties can help people feel younger and got our residents to explain what it means to them to be ‘young at heart’. more

535 days ago

The Newt in Somerset

A country estate with the most magnificent woodlands and gardens more

538 days ago

Should I Get a Dog? Expert Advice for Retirees

There are many benefits of owning a dog in retirement but getting a four-legged friend isn’t a decision to take lightly. This is why we’ve put together this guide using the advice of experts to help you make a decision. more

542 days ago

Beautiful Bistros

Our in-house catering team have been working behind the scenes to bring new services into our Retirement Living PLUS developments for our customers to enjoy more

547 days ago

Renting Was The Most Viable Option

Renting in retirement is becoming far more commonplace for today’s over-60s, especially as it means being able to live in an area where they wouldn’t necessarily be able to buy. more

554 days ago

Couple Forge New Friendships in Retirement

Leslie and Ann Harpin, 87 and 81 recently made the decision to move to McCarthy Stone’s Isabella House Retirement Living development in Hertford. The couple are not only enjoying spending more time together, they also have a new group of friends who they refer to as their extended family. more

556 days ago

Run in The Footsteps of The Caldwell’s

Ultradistance and 50-times marathon runner Marie Caldwell inspires and motivates her fellow residents to keep fit and active. more

560 days ago

Your Resale Questions Answered

McCarthy Stone’s Resales Director, David Gabriel has over 20 years’ experience selling preowned retirement properties and heads up our dedicated in-house resales service. more