Shirley Borrett is settling in well at Churchill Retirement Living’s Chantry Lodge in Andover, and has been making the most of the broadband connection in the Owners’ Lounge to catch up with friends online whilst meeting new neighbours at the same time.
She says: “When I first moved in I didn’t have wi-fi set up in my apartment so I came down to the Owners’ Lounge to get online with my laptop. I found it was a great way to be sociable and meet other new Owners as they were passing through or spending time there, so I’m still doing it even though I’ve got wi-fi in my own apartment now.
“I’m not particularly technical, but I do like to keep in touch with my friends and relatives over email, sharing photos and stories about what we’re all up to. I’ve also been arranging for some of my old friends from Somerset to come and pay a visit to Andover, so perhaps they’ll stay over in the Lodge’s Guest Suite.
“I relocated from Somerset to be closer to my daughter and grandchildren, which is wonderful as I now get to see them all the time. I often get a message with a request to “get the doughnuts in” when they’re on their way here!
“I’ve also been researching and ordering some new furniture online, with a little help from my daughter, which I really enjoyed doing and I’m very pleased with how it all looks in my new apartment. I’m keen to keep learning about new technology and I’m thinking about getting an iPad, so if Churchill organises one of its computer skills courses here sometime soon perhaps someone can give me a lesson on how to use it!”
Located on Chantry Street, Chantry Lodge is a new collection of 65 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 local shops and amenities.
Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, washer-dryer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system. A number of the apartments also benefit from walk out balconies.
With less to worry about, Owners will have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits which will be on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours on the roof terrace, or attending one of the many events, which will take place in the Owners’ Lounge. There is also a Wellbeing Suite for Owners to use at their leisure.
For more information on Chantry Lodge or Churchill Retirement Living, please call 01425 462104.