Dame Esther Rantzen DBE to open Perran Lodge retirement development

Dame Esther Rantzen opening Perran Lodge

People will have an opportunity to meet one of Britain’s favourite TV personalities, Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, when she attends the Official Opening of Churchill Retirement Living’s Perran Lodge in Newquay on Tuesday 19th November. The broadcasting legend will visit the retirement development to officially cut the ribbon, and share anecdotes and stories from her impressive career. The event is free to attend but you must register in advance for an invitation.

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE is Churchill’s Brand Ambassador and has worked tirelessly to champion the needs of older people. In 2012 she founded a new charity called The Silver Line with the aim of combating loneliness in isolated older people. She has also worked closely with Churchill Retirement Living to set up The Churchill Awards, the annual celebration of the achievements of the over 65s.

Her philosophy, which exactly reflects Churchill Retirement Living’s own, is that the retirement years should be anticipated in a positive way. Older people should be supported so that they can find out what’s on offer for them and enjoy life to the full. 

Growing older is something to be celebrated,” she declares. “Older people have so much to offer. Many people of retirement age who are lucky enough to be able to stay as active and as involved as possible, and can spend time volunteering, trying new hobbies or socialising with friends and family, find it gives them a great sense of achievement and purpose.

She adds: “Since becoming a Churchill Ambassador I’ve enjoyed working with them to help champion the needs of older people, attending events and talking first-hand to owners who have moved into new Churchill apartments.”

With Cornwall recently recognised as the UK’s number one retirement destination by Zoopla, Perran Lodge is the perfect location, with its collection of 48 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to all the local shops and amenities Newquay has to offer. 

To find out more about the Official Opening event and the apartments available at Perran Lodge, visit the Show Complex open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 01637 818 293 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk

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