The first resident in Cedar Lodge, Lynwood Village moved into a two-bedroom apartment on 5th May 2015. Buying off-plan
enabled him to request several important changes to the fixtures and fittings. He was very pleased with the finished product
and hoped that this apartment would be his final home.
“I have had to make a home on three continents over the last 50 years; my new apartment is my 10th home. Despite the many
relocations, I still ended up with a large amount of possessions. To make the traumatic downsizing process easier, I decided
to salvage very little and equip the new apartment with new furnishings. Although I have been living on my own over the past
16 years and am self reliant, the lifestyle in Lynwood Village suits me very well. The facilities are excellent and my many
visitors have been very impressed. The weekly activity schedule is very useful and informative and one does not feel pressured
into participating in any particular event or programme. I enjoy the Gym and support the Village Shop and Bistro. I also make
use of the mini-bus service to Camberley and Windsor and look forward to future journeys to other destinations.”
After losing her much-missed husband two years ago, Mrs P found her lovely bungalow with its large garden had become too much to maintain and was rather isolated “We had no neighbours, so if I wanted to see people or join in with things I had to get in the car, she explains. “My family lived too far away to get there and back in a day so it became very lonely.”
Her son was initially against the move because she had loved her garden, but now she is much closer to her family, sees them a lot more often and her children no longer worry about her being home alone.
Now settled into the village and enjoying using the swimming pool and meeting friends for coffee in Prescott’s, she is glad she made the move when she did, “It was such an upheaval to move, if I’d left it much longer I don’t think I would have managed it. It’s very nice here and I think it will get better and better as more people move in.”
“I did look at another retirement village where you had to go outside to reach the main facilities,” said Mrs T. “So if it was cold or raining you wouldn’t want to go out. Here you can reach everything undercover and it’s all on your doorstep which is better; it makes life much easier.”
Recently widowed after 60 years of marriage, Mrs T had planned to move to Lynwood with her husband who very sadly passed away before they could move in. Mrs T bravely decided to come alone and moved into a one-bedroom apartment.
“Our house was too big, the garden was too much and we wanted to be closer to family. I think I’d say to anyone considering moving here “just do it” – it’s really very nice and you have other people around to talk to.”
Since Mr M moved in he’s seen more of his grandchildren than he ever did before and they’ve even joined him for a swim in the pool. “Once I’m sorted, life here will be a doddle,” said Mr M., who moved here from Kent to be closer to his family. “The best thing is the company, it can get terribly lonely living on your own especially at weekends. Here I can just sit and chat to people. I had a big house and garden, which were too much to manage after my wife died four years ago. My family found Lynwood Village and helped me to move and helped me get settled.
“Having everything onsite is great and the standard of accommodation is very high. I love the fact that I can lock my front door, go out and not worry about anything. Once I’m sorted I’m going to see the personal trainer, I’ve already used the pool and Jacuzzi, which are wonderful. I’ve got everything I want on my doorstep.”
“It is hard to know where to start. From the moment we stepped into the sales office at Lynwood Village we felt welcomed and part of the BEN family. Looking for a safe and happy environment for my parents in their mid to late 80’s, my mother suffering from Alzheimer’s and my father still fiercely independent, everyone we met treated us with such kindness and compassion.
“The help and constant availability to answer any questions throughout the process was far beyond what we could ever imagine. Orchestrating the move for my parents from California could have been daunting but no issue or question was ever too big and was sorted out quickly and efficiently.
“It is such a relief to know my parents are now in a wonderful, happy and safe environment. Every member of staff, from the concierge to those in the restaurant and cafe will do anything to make your day brighter and always greet residents and guests with a sense of familiarity and cheerfulness. The Home Care team work hard with families to provide the best help and care plan for all individual needs. Every element of senior living has been thought of at Lynwood Village and it is a place for people to remain completely independent but help of every kind is readily available as and when it is needed.”