“You don’t need to be lonely or bored in a place like this!”
– Miss O, Lynwood Village Owner.
“My life in the village is busy – very social. I didn’t think I was a sociable person until I moved here. I thought I was the kind of person who stayed in, sat on the sofa and read books. I’ve socialised more in 18 months than I have in 20 years! It’s great because you walk out the door and everything’s there. There’s always something to do – someone’s birthday celebration, a themed meal or a trip out.
“I’m still very active, I do a lot outside as well as inside the village. I also love that I can swim and use the gym – it doesn’t matter about the weather. I go to the aqua fit classes, gym classes, themed meals, Sunday night socials, quizzes and coffee mornings. You can be as involved as you want to in the village. I edit the Village Life magazine, so I go round interviewing owners so we can all get to know each other better.
“I moved here at an age when I was young and fit enough to choose exactly what I wanted and where I wanted to live. I moved to Lynwood Village to secure my future. My parents didn’t do much in their retirement and I didn’t want to be like that. I’m confident about my future and feel I can cope with the infirmity of old age because I’m living here.
“I’m one of the younger ones in the village but age doesn’t matter when you’re amongst friends. What’s nice is that you make a lot of friends here – so when your life outside shrinks, you still have a life inside the village. There are a lot of very interesting people who live here so it’s great to get to know them. I have lived in the area for 40 years so I have a lot of friends locally.
“I love the nice views and the position of the village. My apartment is on the top floor, looking out onto the trees – it’s peaceful. I have a lovely apartment, but it’s more than that, it’s a community and I have more of a social life because of it. There’s company if I want it. You don’t need to be lonely or bored in a place like this.
“It really is such a great life!”
Please note: We would like to thank all the Lynwood Village owners who have shared their stories. We are not using these owners’ real names or pictures (this image is of a model) in order to preserve their privacy, but these stories are taken from genuine interviews conducted with Lynwood Village owners in September 2019.