News and Events at Churchill

At Churchill we believe in providing the space and the right environment for our owners to enjoy whatever they love to do.

There is always something going on to get in involved in!

News and Events at Churchill

At Churchill we believe in providing the space and the right environment for our owners to enjoy whatever they love to do.

There is always something going on to get in involved in!

Other News

Local school children pay homage on Remembrance Day

November 18, 2016

Children from St Thomas More School in Berkhamsted attended a special Remembrance Day service at Churchill Retirement Living’s Sheldon Lodge.The children were invited to take part in a two minute’s silence, before listening to poetry written by the Lodge’s Owners about wartime. They also commemorated the occasion by planting crocus bulbs in the garden ready

Top 10 Great British Foods

November 8, 2016

As a nation, Britain has created some of the greatest foods that are both tasty and wholesome. With the Best of British fortnight starting on Saturday 17th September, together we can make an effort to embrace British food. Keep an eye out in supermarkets for produce from Britain and endeavour to shop in local butchers,

Decluttering Without Tears

November 7, 2016

Most of us are secret hoarders living in homes filled to the brim with clutter. Our attics are crammed with our children’s old toys, chipped china ornaments, broken suitcases, cardboard boxes and bric-a-brac we can’t bear to throw away – not to mention the clothes, shoes and handbags overflowing from our wardrobes, and DIY and

Companionship Matters with Dame Esther Rantzen

November 6, 2016

We humans are pack animals. We need company, the companionship of other humans. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. And when it disappears from your life, as it has disappeared from mine, that hurts. As a widow, I know about the loss of my closest companion, my late husband, Desmond Wilcox. It’s why I

Accidental Townies

November 5, 2016

Just like “accidental landlords” – people unable to sell their houses who end up renting them instead – “accidental townies” are now emerging.One example’s an empty-nester friend Sarah, a rural enthusiast that always hankered after peaceful retirement in a country cottage. However, best-laid plans can unravel.“Not for me roses growing round the door and quiet

TV personality hosts charity valuation day

October 28, 2016

Renowned auctioneer and TV personality Philip Allwood made a special visit to Churchill Retirement Living’s Beecham Lodge in Cirencester last week for a charity valuation event.Mr Allwood from Moore Allen & Innocent, who is a regular face on daytime TV, visited the Lodge on Somerford Road to share his expert advice with Owners and visitors,

Not so neighbourly nation: Are we ignoring the older generation?

October 10, 2016

Four in 10 Brits have deliberately avoided their neighbours on at least one occasion, while three in 10 might not even recognise their neighbours if they bumped into them out of context, according to new research. In a sign that the nation is not as neighbourly as we used to be, a quarter of UK

TV personality to host charity valuation day

September 29, 2016

Antiques enthusiasts in Cirencester are being invited to join Churchill Retirement Living at its Beecham Lodge development for a special charity valuation event.Renowned auctioneer and TV personality Philip Allwood from Moore Allen & Innocent will be giving expert advice and valuations on people’s hidden treasures on Saturday 1st October between 10am and 2pm at the

National colouring competition winners announced

September 22, 2016

Residents at retirement living developments across the country have been taking part in a competition to mark National Colouring Book Day, and the three lucky winners have now been revealed by competition organisers Churchill Retirement Living and Millstream Management Services. Michael Duffin from Priory Court in Solihull was the proud winner, receiving a £50 Edinburgh

The Best of Britain: The top places to have afternoon tea in London

September 21, 2016

It’s common knowledge that Brits love their afternoon tea and the pastime has become so popular, that venues all over the country are adding it to their menus. However, it’s still considered to be a treat and something to get dressed up for, so many people head to the capital for the best venues. With