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What is Senior Housing?

What is senior housing?


Senior housing is a term used to describe any accommodation designed exclusively for the over 55s. It can refer to any type of home aimed at older people, from a retirement bungalow in a retirement village to a retirement apartment in a retirement development.

Why do people move to senior living apartments?

When people start to think about senior housing they are often looking forward to retirement, looking to downsize from a property that has become too big for their needs, or looking to enjoy a life without the constant demands of household repairs, cleaning a large home, decorating and tending to an expansive garden.

Senior housing – for example senior apartments or retirement bungalows - are designed to be lower maintenance for an easier life, with less chores and more leisure time. McCarthy Stone retirement properties are intelligently designed to be a pleasure to live in as you age. Although they may be smaller than a family home, McCarthy Stone retirement properties are light, warm, energy efficient and surprisingly spacious, with contemporary fixtures and fixings throughout. They are elegant and stylish but also ‘user-friendly’ and easy to clean and look after.

Neighbours become good friends

Another benefit of senior housing is that it offers opportunities to meet new people at a similar stage of life. McCarthy Stone retirement developments have shared gardens and communal lounges and other social spaces for people to meet and have a chat. The developments also put on events, activities, parties and clubs, often devised by homeowners and based on their varied interests – you might find anything from book clubs, craft clubs, and walking clubs to film and cocktail nights. Most also offer a luxurious hotel-style guest suite making it easy for friends and family to come to stay.

Did you know? 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their retirement property.

As the market leaders in retirement living, McCarthy Stone are experts in senior housing, creating award-winning retirement properties for sale and senior apartments for rent – our homeowners turn these developments in communities.

My husband and I moved into Beatty Court 8 years ago and are pleased that we did, it is conveniently situated in the floral market town of Nantwich in Cheshire and is within walking distance of the amenities…Our neighbours are now our friends and we are happy, comfortable and safe in the knowledge that we have help and advice when needed.” Homeowner, Beatty Court, Nantwich

Life, well lived

One of the greatest benefits of being a McCarthy Stone homeowner is becoming part of a community of remarkable individuals, who embody a ‘life, well lived’.

If senior housing sounds tempting, perhaps it’s time to consider a lower maintenance lifestyle? McCarthy Stone's elegant retirement homes are available to rent or to buy in locations all across the UK and are perfect for older people who want to focus on the social side of retirement living. Find out more about the  McCarthy Stone lifestyle. Discover how we can help you to move. Or explore our retirement properties.