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

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

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

Celebrating inspirational women in their later years

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

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

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

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

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

The Most Popular Hobbies for Retirees

We surveyed 1,500 retirees to find out their favourite hobbies for retirement living. Read the results and the benefits of starting a hobby in retirement. more

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

The Newt in Somerset

A country estate with the most magnificent woodlands and gardens more

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

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

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

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

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

Your Resale Questions Answered

David Gabriel, Resales Director, McCarthy Stone Resales to share his expertise on the pre-owned McCarthy Stone property market. more