Date: November 2016


  • Regular exercise and well-being – the key to health and long life
  • Spa days, individual treatments and exclusive membership for the over 50s
  • Two new wellness spas opening in 2017 at Richmond Witney, Oxfordshire and Richmond Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire

“Taking regular exercise, maintaining a generally healthy lifestyle and having a positive outlook is widely accepted as the best way to ensure long life”, says Susie Oakley, director of Richmond Villages.

Two wellness spas opening in 2017
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The 16-metre pool within the wellness spa at Richmond Painswick
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Regular exercise is a key to health and long life

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Richmond Letcombe Regis wellness spa 
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A fully equipped wellness spa is central to the facilities available to residents at its retirement villages at Painswick in Gloucestershire and Letcombe Regis in Oxfordshire, and will also feature at the company’s new villages at Witney, Oxfordshire and Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire when they open next year.

“I have been a resident at Richmond Painswick for six years and the wellness spa is a really important element in my life,” says Peter Grover.  “I swim at least three times per week, join the Falls Prevention Classes and have a weekly massage, which eases the inevitable aches and pains of the elderly.  All the staff are extremely efficient, friendly and always ready go that extra mile”.

Both villages feature treatment rooms, hair salon and nail bar, a 16-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, a fitness studio and gym with specialised equipment for the over 50s along with the latest cardiovascular equipment, while Letcombe Regis also includes a relaxation room.

Richmond Wellness Spas has partnered with Temple Spa to create an exclusive range of restorative and feel-good treatments.

And as well as the usually pampering treatments, Richmond has devised a special programme tailored to those over 50 who need to get back in shape.  The 12-week gym scheme is available for individuals with a specific or long-term health condition, and in consultation with their GP, exercise can be tailored to help with conditions such as osteoporosis, joint replacement, arthritis and cardiac rehabilitation.  Other conditions that can be helped in this way include weight control for those with a BMI of over 30, mild depression, anxiety or stress, arthritis, mild back pain, controlled diabetes, mild to moderate hypertension and dementia.

Derek Maurice can now often be found in the gym at Richmond Letcombe Regis.  “I admit that I wasn’t in great shape when I first moved here, but Declan the fitness professional took me under his wing and soon had me doing exercises I initially thought would be impossible.”

Spa membership is free to Richmond residents, and limited membership is available to those over 50 living nearby.  Members have full use of all the facilities, a free induction session to the gym, a 15% discount on Temple Spa treatments and products as well as being able to take part in any of the classes free of charge.  12-month membership costs £70 per calendar month.
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About Richmond Villages

One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with its new village at Witney, Oxfordshire now opening, and construction at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire already well underway.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector, and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094

About Bupa

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa.  Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, it offers health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; it runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.  It also provides workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Bupa has 29 million customers in 190 countries.  With no shareholders, it invests its profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose.

It employs almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

For more information, please visit

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