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LifeCare Residences is delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the 2018 RESI Awards for ‘Retirement Living Operator of the Year’.
The RESI Awards, organised by Property Week, celebrate the residential property market and its successes of the past year. This year saw a record number of entries and we are very proud of this achievement.
Nigel Sibley, LifeCare Residences’ Chief Executive, comments: “We are thrilled that our pioneering approach to retirement living has been recognised by this award nomination. We dearly hope we will win the award which would be fantastic for all our residents and our teams who work within our villages.”
The RESI Awards return for the 7th year on 16 May 2018 at the Grosvenor House, London.
If you are downsizing, this will inevitably mean having a good rummage through some of your old stuff. There are going to be items that tug at the heartstrings and summon up feelings of nostalgia.
However, according to Nigel Sibley – CEO of LifeCare Residences – “Downsizing presents the perfect opportunity to clear out the clutter and make a fresh start; to do away with unwanted furniture and unnecessary objects and to pass on prized possessions to loved ones”.
Source: West Essex Life
LifeCare Residences (LCR) recently appointed Chris Dunning in the new role of Director of Construction. Chris’s appointment comes at an exciting time in the company’s growth, and signals LCR’s commitment to delivering the finest quality retirement communities for both existing and future residents.
Chris brings over 25 years’ experience in construction which includes consultancy and project delivery across a variety of industry sectors. He specialises in all aspects of project and stakeholder management, project monitoring, development monitoring, commercial fit-out and refurbishment of large scale development work. Chris previously worked as a Director for Macegreen where he spearheaded the London Project management team and consulting divisions. Previous experience includes working for GVA, Grosvenor Estates and Berkeley Group.
Chris will be instrumental in the development of LCR’s latest retirement site, Gondar Gardens, and a new nursing home (currently in planning) for LCR’s Grove Place community in Hampshire.
Daniel Perfect, Development Director of LCR, comments: “Chris brings a wealth of experience in delivering high-end residential developments across London and the South East and we are delighted to have him as part of the team, particularly as we seek to create a stronger foothold in the Capital.”
Carolyn Henderson has been appointed General Manager of Battersea Place retirement village. Carolyn’s role will focus on ensuring a first-rate level of service for all residents, and maintaining and enhancing the company’s person-centred approach to care.
Carolyn joins from The Royal Over-Seas League, a private members’ club in Mayfair, London and Edinburgh, where she was Director of Operations.
“I’m delighted to be joining this thriving company, which has such an exceptional track record for innovation and ambition for the future, and to be getting to know all of the Battersea Place residents.”
Prior to joining the Royal Over-Seas League, Carolyn served as General Manager of Warren House – a wedding, conference and event venue in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Carolyn also has over a decade of experience working across the hospitality sector, including a period at the iconic Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire.
LifeCare Residences is delighted to have acquired the site at Gondar Gardens, which we hope will enable us to deliver our pioneering care product to the older people of West Hampstead and surrounding areas.
There is currently no provision of private accommodation of this type within Camden; the LifeCare Residences model seeks to take an integrated approach to lifestyle, healthcare and support services within an environment which is aspirational to local people when considering their personal care needs in later life.
Integral care facilities will be provided across the community and within the onsite nursing units.
Logs on the fire, decorations all around… Scent of pine cones and cinnamon filled the air… Christmas carols being sung…
This was the scene greeting the residents of Battersea Place Retirement Village when they arrived at the lounge for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Monday the 4th of December.
Residents were greeted with glasses of homemade mulled wine and mulled apple juice and mini mince pies.
After some carol singing by all, the countdown began and with a flick of the switch, the courtyard Christmas Tree came to life. A lovely way for the community to bring in the festive season…
My life has carried on much the same as in my previous home. I still go out every morning to pick up the paper, stretch my legs and do my shopping; my apartment’s only three minutes from the bus stop that takes me up to the King’s Road. It’s also a great launch pad for me to travel too; next on my list: Morocco and the Far East.
Whilst living here, I have learnt how to cook. When my wife, Janet, was alive I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen because she said I’d make too much mess. Recently, I cooked supper for my daughter and by the end of the evening I realised my wife was right – I’d used every pan.
Moving to Battersea Place, there was no need to downsize – my square footage actually increased. I was able to set up my office in my living room and also had space for my double-deck dishwasher and wine fridge, that keeps both red wine and white wine at correct temperature, at the same time.
This place is ideal for entertaining; I’ve had lots of dinner parties already. Usually, I like to invite my friends up for pre-dinner drinks and then we go down to the restaurant and the chef prepares us an excellent supper. Then it’s back to my apartment for coffee on the terrace – overlooking Battersea Park. My daughter often walks her dog there when she visits.
I have everything I need here; the same doctor, the same church, even the same cleaner – there’s no insistence on using the staff. I’m yet to see the care suites as I was playing golf that day, but it’s good to know they are there – just in case. I know my daughter loves that I’m being looked out for, and looked after.