22 March 2021

Become part of a homely community

Downsizing in retirement can prove particularly daunting for retirees, who sometimes fear having to trade their former home for an unfamiliar, impersonal environment. At Birchgrove’s retirement communities residents are able to enjoy their retirement in a homely environment supported by a friendly and caring community.

“I like the thinking that has gone into Birchgrove, because it’s designed first and foremost as a community of people - not a collection of buildings,” explains Elizabeth Hills, whose mother Rosemary moved into Birchgrove’s first development in Sidcup, Kent.

Residents have access to exclusive onsite amenities such as a restaurant, a communal terrace, exercise studio, bar, club room and landscaped gardens. All communal areas are carefully designed to promote socialising between residents and provide a homely, comfortable environment in which they can feel instantly at home.

Events, hobby groups and special interest clubs are regularly organised to promote a happier lifestyle and develop a supportive and friendly community spirit. Elizabeth adds. “Being able to develop new friendships and be part of something bigger has given Mum a whole new lease of life.”

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Unlike most other assisted living developments, Birchgrove offers the benefits of independent living, whilst removing the complications of home ownership. And life within Birchgrove communities have carried on, albeit not quite as normal due to the lockdown, but as great communities do, with everyone rallying together and caring for one another.

The self-contained apartments at Woodbank Apartments are fully wheelchair accessible, with waist height appliances in the fully fitted kitchens for easy access. The modern bathrooms come with en-suite walk-in showers that are equipped with simple to use switches, taps and plugs.

For those needing a little extra assistance, tailored care support is offered through homecare specialist Apex Prime Care. All apartments are also be fitted with the latest digital telecare console to offer residents assistance at the touch of a button.

Prospective residents interested in joining Woodbank Apartments are encouraged to contact our friendly advisors for an informal chat. Our helpful staff will happily talk through the options and tailor something that works to support your personal needs. You will be amazed at how quickly plans can be put in place. And how Birchgrove can help you move at speed into a place where you will be warmly welcomed, supported and looked out for as part of the friendly Birchgrove family.

To find out more, please contact the team on 020 3929 5599 or visit www.birchgrove.life