Local dignitaries and guests gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the show homes at Lynwood Village. With only four months to go until the first residents start moving in, the spacious and beautifully decorated show apartment and cottage are now available for viewings.
David Main, Chief Executive of BEN, the automotive industries charity developing Lynwood Village, spoke to guests about the role retirement villages play in solving the care and housing issues of older people. “When we open the doors to Lynwood Village in the late autumn we’ll be able to show everyone that villages like Lynwood can provide a vastly-improved quality of life for older people and that they should be embraced as one of the best solutions to the challenges we face as an ageing population,” he said.
The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Richard Kellaway and his wife Mary-Lou Kellaway were guests of honour. The Mayor spoke at the event, warmly welcoming Lynwood Village as an asset to the community. “It’s delightful and wonderful to welcome the village to our borough. It’s tremendously exciting to have such an innovative development on our doorstep,” he said.
Also attending the event were Councillor Christine Gadd, chair of Sunningdale Parish Council, RBWM Councillor Christine Bateson as well as representatives from the architects of the scheme, KWL, contractors Wilmott Dixon and the Lynwood Village management team.
Lynwood Village has been designed exclusively for over 65s to provide continuing care and support as residents’ needs change. In addition to providing care to enable independent living in the luxury apartments, duplexes and cottages, Lynwood Care Centre will provide high quality residential and specialist dementia care.