What are the best housing options in your 50s and 60s?

As you near your 50s and 60s, you may reach a point where you want to rethink your living situation. However, deciding on retirement housing is not as straightforward as you might think, depending a lot on your health and what stage of life you’re at.


There are plenty of different options available when it comes to retirement housing, but what will work best for you? Check out some of the best retirement housing options for people in their 50s and 60s:

Stay in your current home

You might find that the home you currently live in is a perfect fit for your needs, with just the right amount of space. But if you bought a home for you and your family, you might find that you don’t need as much space as you once did. This is when downsizing your home becomes a great option.


Many retirees find that it makes much more sense to move into a smaller home - especially once their children start to flee the nest. And that’s before you talk about the financial advantages of downsizing - a smaller home is a lot less costly to buy and to maintain. You’ll also save yourself a lot of time and effort when it comes to cleaning your home!


At Churchill Retirement Living, we offer a downsizing service to help ease the transition from your home to our functional apartments. To start your new life with comfort and style, learn more about our downsizing services today.

Retirement villages

If you want a convenient retirement lifestyle, buying in a retirement village is the best way to go. These are developments that are designed to make life convenient for retirees, usually in the 55 and 60 age range. With features like dining and leisure facilities, you’ll rarely have to lift a finger to get what you need.


Depending on your needs, you can buy, rent or part-buy an apartment in a retirement village. With a property in a retirement village, you’ll get your own private room, as well as access to fun communal areas. Many of them are placed in popular city areas that make it easy to access things like transport, supermarkets, and leisure centers.

Care homes

If you or your loved ones suffer from mobility or health issues, a care home could be the best option for retirement. Here you’ll have your own private room, alongside communal areas like a dining area and cozy lounge. You’ll be able to count on round-the-clock care, including support with washing, dressing and receiving medication. Depending on the severity of your condition, you’ll need to research what level of care your care home provides.

Independent retirement living

For retirees who value their independence, but don’t want to worry about household maintenance, Churchill’s retirement apartments provide the best balance. Providing safe and low-maintenance retirement apartments, they are the ideal platform to enjoy a freeing and fulfilling retirement lifestyle.

To give you the freedom of truly enjoying your retirement, Churchill Retirement Living takes complete responsibility for maintaining your development. That means you can forget about all of those time-consuming domestic jobs as soon as you move in!


For more information or to book a a retirement property viewing, please call our friendly team on 01425 462104 today.