Millstream News

Life’s a hoot at Greenacres Lodge

17th October 2016

A welcoming community and an active social life are just some of the benefits experienced by retirees moving to Churchill Retirement Living’s Greenacres Lodge in Warlingham.

Pauline Dummett moved to the Lodge in June with her husband Brian and has been enjoying all of the lifestyle events on offer at the Lodge.

84 year old Pauline said: “A day after we moved into our new apartment, I attended a falconry display which had been organised by the Lodge Manager. I love watching birds of prey as they fascinate me, but the last thing I expected when I moved in was to have an owl sitting on my arm in the Lodge’s garden. It was fantastic!”

Pauline and Brian moved into their new apartment after realising that their four-bedroom family home and large garden had become too much to maintain. They left their home in Faringdon, Oxfordshire after 33 years to be closer to Brian’s daughter and family in Warlingham.

“We viewed several bungalows in the area but realised that we would still have a garden and property to maintain. We had noticed Greenacres Lodge being built so we viewed the apartments and also loved the landscaped garden. We used Churchill’s Home Exchange package to sell our home, which was great. We left everything to Churchill to deal with for us, which meant we had more time to focus on the downsizing element.”

The couple have settled into life at the Lodge well and have been making the most of the events arranged by its Lodge Manager.

“One of the parts we enjoy most about living at Greenacres Lodge is all of the lifestyle events that are put on. Within a month of living here, we had already been to a few coffee mornings, fish and chip suppers, a Pimm’s lunch and of course, the falconry display. We are really enjoying living here and are very pleased we made the move.”

Anne Scherrer, Regional Marketing Manager at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “Our Lodges offer a great sense of companionship with many Owners taking advantage of the communal facilities on offer, including the Owner’s Lounge where we hold regular coffee mornings and fundraising events. We encourage our Owners to get involved in as little or as much as they wish, so it’s wonderful to hear that Pauline and Brian have been enjoying attending these different events!”

Managed by Millstream Management Services, Greenacres Lodge is a stylish collection of one and two bedroom privately-owned retirement apartments. Each apartment has been designed exclusively for those in their retirement years and has a number of safety and security features, such as a 24 hour emergency call line and a video entry system, for complete peace of mind.

There is also an on-site Lodge Manager, who oversees the running of the development, and an Owners’ Lounge, which can be used as a place to enjoy a catch up with like-minded neighbours, or for holding events.

The development is set in landscaped grounds in a central location, just a short distance from public transport links, shops and all the local amenities on offer in Warlingham.

To find out more, please visit the Show Complex, open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm,or call 01883 787 169.