Retirees enjoying new community at Arlington Lodge

Local retirees Bernadette and Tony McKenna are experiencing a new lease of life at Churchill Retirement Living’s Arlington Lodge development in Royal Leamington Spa thanks to new friends, a great location and sense of security.

Bernadette and Tony moved to the Lodge at the end of May and quickly began enjoying the change in lifestyle and new community that is being formed.

Bernadette comments: “We had been living in our previous home for over 47 years and decided it was time to move somewhere where we didn’t have any maintenance to do. We wanted to stay local to be near friends and family and as soon as we spotted the advert for Churchill we decided this is for us.

“From day one everyone has been so friendly and helpful.  We’ve made so many new friends here and there’s always something to do or people to just sit and have a chat with.  Christine, the Lodge Manager can’t do enough for the Owners and has quickly become a good friend.  We had a party for our 50th wedding anniversary at the end of October and everyone came to help us celebrate, there’s a great community atmosphere and everyone gets along really well.”

Despite living in the area for most of their lives, Arlington Lodge’s convenient location has given them a new perspective on their hometown.  Bernadette explains: “We always used to drive or get the bus into town but now it’s really easy to walk everywhere we need to go.  I feel like a tourist, it’s opened my eyes to so many places and things I hadn’t really noticed before and it’s great to be able to just take a walk around the town.” 

The security at Arlington Lodge is another key benefit for Bernadette and Tony.  “I never liked being in the house on my own when Tony went out, especially at night,” explains Bernadette.  “But now I know there’s people nearby and being on the first floor feels more secure so it doesn’t bother me.  It’s also more reassuring when we go on holiday knowing that our home is secure and we don’t have to worry about anything happening.  Moving to Arlington Lodge was definitely the right move for us and we would recommend Churchill to everyone.”

Find more information on Arlington Lodge here or alternatively, please give us a call on 01926 680382. One of our Sales Consultants will be able to answer any questions and arrange for a visit at the lodge, so you can see for yourself how retirement apartments can work for you.