Archive | August, 2011

Retiring to somewhere that continues to care

Sheltered housing might give you independence. A care home will look after your health needs. But a fast-growing cadre of retirement communities is offering the best of both Some 460,000 people in Britain live in care homes. Rather more (550,000) are in sheltered housing. A far smaller, but fast growing, number are choosing to rent […]

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Planning for the future

Embarking on a new life after finishing work can be daunting unless you get the right help, says retirement planning charity Life Academy When our forebears retired, they waved goodbye to their careers. Slippers, rocking chair, doting grandchildren and a few years of dignified decline were all they aspired to. For today’s retirees, however, it […]

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Gallic charm brings a pension bonus

Forget a year in Provence, with UK pensions in a mess now could be the time to invest longer term in French property Stuck in the quagmire of the current UK pension landscape, now could be the time for millions of Britons in search of reliable income in retirement to look across the channel to […]

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Maximising your money’s potential

Interest rates may be in the doldrums but the Schroder Income Maximiser fund shows that expectations for returns on your investments don’t have to be low Achieving a high income when interest rates are persistently low isn’t easy as they erode yields on financial assets across the board. However, there are still products available which […]

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Draw on our experience

Rates are at a record low so investors beware – buying an annuity could seriously damage your wealth, says the Pension Drawdown Company When financing your retirement, an annuity can seem like a good option. Annuity rates loosely follow the Bank of England base rate (see chart). With the base rate being held at a […]

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Living the dream in later life

Richmond Villages opens its doors to reveal a luxurious environment which has all the ingredients for a happy retirement Award-winning Richmond Villages has five centres throughout the country, and the retirement village operator invited Senior Living along to its very latest creation, Richmond Letcombe Regis in Oxfordshire, for a tour with the village manager Elisabeth […]

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Senior Living Special – Don’t be a summer slouch!

Senior Living gives the low down on end of season events from music and sport to reliving history. We interview Joan Bakewell, the original “thinking-man’s crumpet” about botox and living wills. And we address that knotty question: when to give up the family home? Distributed with The Sunday Telegraph [issuu backgroundcolor=FFF9B6 documentid=111018075606-2bcc9c1364e04895814f2f328e2bfee3 docname=seniorliving username=Lyonsdown […]

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