Down­siz­ing the easy way

Kent Life - - Society -

WHAT ARE TO­DAY’S 60+ GEN­ER­A­TION LOOK­ING FOR WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND FIT­NESS?

“Home own­ers at Wilder­nesse House will have ac­cess to a lap pool; a stu­dio for yoga, pi­lates and tai chi; a sauna; steam room; and fully equipped gym. With a net­work of re­tire­ment de­vel­op­ments all over the coun­try, we un­der­stand that re­tirees to­day are look­ing for classes and equip­ment that are tai­lored to their needs – whether that’s low im­pact weight ma­chines that re­duce strain on joints, like the Keiser equip­ment we use, or care­fully thought-out tai chi classes with a fo­cus on stand­ing and move­ment. For our home own­ers, well-de­signed fa­cil­i­ties are a big part of the ap­peal when they are plan­ning a move – and they find it re­as­sur­ing to know there will be some­one like me on hand to show them how to use the equip­ment, help them find what suits them best when it comes to stay­ing fit, as well as to ad­vise on ev­ery­thing from sleep pat­terns to nu­tri­tion.”

WHAT WILL LIFE BE LIKE AT WILDER­NESSE HOUSE?

“As well as look­ing af­ter their own well­be­ing, own­ers love be­ing able to share the Wilder­nesse House ex­pe­ri­ence with friends and fam­ily. It could be a ses­sion in the pool with grand­chil­dren, a fam­ily sup­per in the restau­rant or an ex­er­cise class with a lo­cal friend. Vis­i­tors can even opt to stay overnight in the guest suite.

“The ex­er­cise classes and events – which cover ev­ery­thing from smoothie mak­ing to skin care – can be a great way for the own­ers to meet each other and form firm friend­ships. Hon­esty bars in the com­mu­nal lounges are also the per­fect spot to en­joy a post-class re­fresh­ment.”

IS LOOK­ING GOOD AS IM­POR­TANT AS FEEL­ING GOOD TO RE­TIREES?

“Our spas are very pop­u­lar and as well as ladies book­ing in for all the usual treats - man­i­cures, pedi­cures and mas­sages - we’re be­gin­ning to see more men come along for a tra­di­tional wet shave ser­vice. Own­ers at our de­vel­op­ments are gen­er­ally busy peo­ple, who have of­ten only re­cently stepped away from a hec­tic pro­fes­sional life. Look­ing af­ter them­selves is sec­ond na­ture – but it’s also a great chance to just pause for a mo­ment, to re­lax, and to have a chat.”

Prices for the Wilder­nesse House Mews start from £655,500 and the main house from £959,500.

Please call 01732 510 162 to view the show apart­ment and mews houses.

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