Sun­set Re­tire­ment Vil­lage: All about peo­ple

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE & LEISURE -

The open­ing of Bupa Sun­set Re­tire­ment Vil­lage last Septem­ber couldn’t have come at a bet­ter time for Block­house Bay res­i­dents Mary and John Tay­lor.

‘‘We were con­sid­er­ing our fu­ture and how long we could cope with the main­te­nance of our home,’’ Mary re­calls.

‘‘Our daugh­ter had men­tioned we should find a place to live while we were still able to choose.’’

At the same time they could see the new Sun­set vil­lage tak­ing shape: ‘‘We could see it go­ing up from our place,’’ John says.

’’At first we were adamant, we’d not move from our home,’’ says Mary.

‘‘But on sec­ond thought we agreed to go up and have a look,’’ adds John.

They liked what they saw im­me­di­ately; just as im­por­tantly they liked what they heard from Bupa Sun­set Vil­lage man­age­ment and staff.

They felt it was the right place, there was no need to look else­where, and they were still able to live in their neigh­bour­hood.

Not that meet­ing new friends has been a prob­lem – from day one they’ve found there’s al­ways some­one to chat to and so­cialise with.

‘‘It’s good meet­ing dif­fer­ent peo­ple and we all seem to get on to­gether. It’s a dif­fer­ent kind of liv­ing, and you can choose just how much you want to join in ... but I’d say we’re more con­tent,’’ John says.

The Tay­lors love hav­ing ev­ery­thing at hand and un­der one roof, and not hav­ing to worry about the up­keep of their place.

‘‘It has given me peace of mind know­ing that things will get done,’’ Mary says.

She has high praise for Bupa Sun­set Vil­lage Man­ager Donna Prince.

‘‘She has made us feel so wel­come and at ease. That has been im­por­tant for me; it makes for a good at­mos­phere and I’ve made a lot of friends.’’

Bupa Sun­set Re­tire­ment Vil­lage now has only six lovely onebed­room apart­ments avail­able.

Give Susan a call on 027 807 5509, she would love to take you on a tour of the vil­lage.

Mary and John Tay­lor en­joy­ing life at Sun­set Re­tire­ment Vil­lage.

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