Local MP joins retirement developer at new site in Sittingbourne

Local MP Gordon Henderson visited Churchill Retirement Living’s highly-anticipated new retirement development in Sittingbourne last week, which is currently under construction.

Mr Henderson visited the Beatrice Lodge development on Canterbury Road to meet the construction team and was also given an exclusive tour of the site. Once complete, the new development will comprise 45 privately owned, self-contained apartments that are specially designed for the over 60s with features such as a video-entry system, lift to all floors, a 24 hour care and support system, and a Lodge Manager. Communal facilities include an Owners’ Lounge, Guest Suite and landscaped gardens.

Simon Cawte, Director of Public Affairs at Churchill Retirement Living, said:

We were delighted that Mr Henderson was able to join us to see the progress we’re making on the new site. Churchill’s properties offer security, peace of mind and independent living for our Owners, along with community and support and have already attracted plenty of interest from retirees in the town. Being in a manageable home with low maintenance can offer a new lease of life for people – ensuring they are close to amenities, and surrounded by a new community. We are delighted to be bringing our new development to Sittingbourne and have already seen lots of interest from local over 60s keen to find out more about the benefits of retirement living.

Gordon Henderson MP, added: “Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a very real and beneficial effect on an older person’s health and wellbeing, providing a modern, warm and well-insulated home and a sense of community. I was delighted to see Churchill’s Beatrice Lodge development and see first-hand how the development is becoming a significant addition to the housing provision here in Sittingbourne.”

For more information about Churchill Retirement Living and to register your interest, please call 0800 458 1856.