Gordon Henderson cuts the ribbon at Sittingbourne retirement development

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Gordon Henderson joined Churchill Retirement Living on Friday 22nd November to officially open its new retirement development in Sittingbourne, Beatrice Lodge.

Locals visited the Lodge on Canterbury Road to see Mr Henderson take part in an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Churchill’s Regional Managing Director, Ian Byers, along with new apartment Owners and Lodge Manager Abigail Carden.

Visitors to the event were also given the opportunity to view the development’s beautiful Show Complex, before being treated to a glass of fizz and canapés in the Owners’ Lounge. 

Gordon Henderson, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, said: “I was pleased to be asked to open the new Beatrice Lodge development, and it was an honour to cut the ribbon. Retirement properties are a crucial part of meeting the UK’s housing challenge and Churchill’s new development is a significant addition to the housing provision here in Sittingbourne. When I visited the site during construction I could see it was shaping up to be a nice development, and the finished product is very impressive!

Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a beneficial effect on older people’s health and wellbeing, be it from being in a modern, warm, well insulated home to having a sense of community and helping to beat loneliness. It was also heartening to meet the new Owners now calling Beatrice Lodge home and hear so many positive stories from them.

Churchill’s new Beatrice Lodge development comprises 45 privately owned, self-contained apartments that are specially designed 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, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system and a 24 hour emergency call system.

To find out more visit the Show Complex, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 01795 859 690 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk.