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Battersea Place recently featured on Retiremove.co.uk with resident, Caroline Hamilton, discussing the joys of sharing her new home with friends and family.
“The fact that my family are able to visit often is the icing on the cake – I can enjoy my easier, more relaxed lifestyle and still have my children and grandchildren over to stay as I would do in my old house”.
This summer we celebrated the third anniversary of Battersea Place by hosting a summer garden party.
Residents, staff, friends and family came together, on Thursday 25th July, for a delicious BBQ, buffet and drinks, and an afternoon filled with a magician’s magic tricks and entertaining lawn games.
Carolyn Henderson, General Manager at Battersea Place said, “We had the warmest day on record and a wonderful time. Our summer theme of vibrant colours was enjoyed by residents, family and friends alike. Altogether, it was a beautiful blend of outside dining, summer drinks, exciting magic tricks and garden games. The team truly love creating these events for our community – we see friendships grow and memories blossom.”
Every Tuesday and Saturday we meet at the pool for aqua aerobics. We also offer regular classes in pilates, reiki and meditation.
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. The Village >
To celebrate our first year, we held a spectacular garden party themed around a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Residents enjoyed Shakespearean ballads, champagne cocktails and summer cocktails all within our own enchanted garden.
Our cinema is the perfect destination for our residents to share tales of their travels.
Recent topics have included ‘Wonders of Egypt’s Western Desert’, ‘India’s Independence Day’, ‘Plant Collecting in the Congo’ and ‘Aviation, Faction, Fiction – the Peter Talbert story’.
Battersea Place, London’s first luxury retirement community, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2018 Pinder Healthcare Awards.
These national Awards recognise the very best developments in care-related property and the contribution made to the well-being and quality of life for those in their care. Impeccable service and care define Battersea Place, with residents enjoying their own private apartments, supported by individually-tailored packages for domestic, personal and health care. In accordance with the award, Battersea Place has nominated charity ‘Brain Tumour Research’ to be the recipient of a £500 gift donation.
Space: Anne Hobson’s flat in Battersea Place has room for her dolls’ houses
One disadvantage of downsizing is having to part with your cherished possessions, collected over time. But what if you could find a retirement apartment large enough for all those treasures? Retired businesswoman Anne Hobson, 78, found room for three antique dolls’ houses — one dating from 1740, in her apartment in Battersea Place, London’s first luxury retirement village. “I’m so happy to have these lovely things around me,” says widow Anne, who moved to her two-bedroom home a year ago. Her companion Christopher Buckmaster, 79, a former mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, has a collection of Napoleonic china spanning an entire wall in his penthouse at the development. “They were originally made in honour of Napoleon, then seized by an ancestor of mine after the Battle of Waterloo and subsequently handed down through generations of my family. When I was looking to downsize, it was essential to move somewhere with enough room in which to display such special pieces. There is plenty of space to showcase it here and the range of security measures in place, from the concierge on the front desk to the key code system, helps me feel at ease.” The Village >
Spring has sprung at Battersea Place. Our residents are in for a treat with a calendar full of events to inspire and delight.
Take in the splendour of our gardens in full bloom.
Indulge in our al fresco afternoon tea, with live music from a classical harpist.
Spend a day exploring Penshurst Place, in Kent or Stonor Park, in Henley-On-Thames.
Reserve a seat at our gin masterclass – that’s just the start.