Date: April 2018


Then consider your options at the Richmond Retirement Property & Lifestyle day
Sunday 15 April, 11am - 5pm, The Evesham Hotel, Evesham, Worcs WR11 1DA

There’s so much to think about as one approaches retirement, and while it should be a time to enjoy, inevitably there are decisions to be made, finances to consider and priorities to agree.

Nicola Morgan-Parker and Wendy Middleton (centre) of Richmond Villages Wood Norton will be there to talk to visitors
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Paul Brady, village manager, Richmond Wood Norton
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Richmond Wood Norton retirement village
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Richmond Wood Norton retirement village
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Things such as: ‘It’d be great to travel more and spend time doing those things we always promised ourselves.’  ‘Seeing more of friends and family.’  ‘But should we move home?’  ‘How are we going to fill our time?’  ‘What about the pension, and what’s the house worth?’ - it can be hard to see the wood from the trees!

The help you work your way through some of these and more, Richmond Villages is hosting a special day with talks, presentations and demonstrations with thoughts and ideas on what might work best for you.

Being held at The Evesham Hotel on Sunday 15th April between 11am - 5pm, the day is completely free, including menu sampling and wine tasting, and the chance to win a luxury spa day for two, afternoon tea for two at The Wood Norton Hotel and two day tickets to the Malvern Show.

“Contemplating your retirement can be daunting, but after years of working and looking after others, it should be a time to relax and enjoy life to the full,” says Philippa Fieldhouse, managing director of Richmond Villages.

“Of course, there’s a lot to think about which is why we are putting on this special event. We know from those who get these decisions made and out of the way, that you really can get the very most out of life, discover new interests and make new friends.”

The Retirement Property & Lifestyle day will include:

An introduction to Richmond Wood Norton - a presentation about the facilities and accommodation available

The Wellness Spa - how it can help people retain their independence to live well

My life at a Richmond Village - Sue Ramsden a village ambassador and resident from Richmond Witney gives her perspective on village life

A Family perspective - a daughter’s story

Never a dull moment - the social side of living at Richmond Village, daily events & activities

Richmond Retreats - Try before you buy, showcasing hospitality & housekeeping

Food & beverage - sample menus, food sampling and wine tasting

Retirement planning - investment planning and planning for your future ‘financial health & wellbeing’ by Tom Smith of St James’s Place Wealth Management

Lifestyle & recreation - demonstrations of Bridge and Mah-jong, Nordic needlework, and videos of the numerous activities and leisure pursuits available at Richmond

Care & support - free blood pressure checks, talks about Richmond Villages’ own domiciliary care services and benefits, with sample care plans and costs

Buying and selling property - conveyancing, selling and purchasing, finance arrangements to help with the purchase of your new property, exchange & completion - Thomson & Bancks Solicitors

Health & wellbeing - Wellness spa demonstrations, taster holistic treatments and Temple Spa beauty samples

Leisure activities ‘out and about’ - with representatives from Vale Golf Club, Evesham Rambles & Walking Club, Evesham Tennis & Rowing Club, Evesham Camera Club, Arden Sailing Club, a local Clay Shooting club

Outdoor activities - including archery, a Tai Chi demonstration and garden chess

Richmond Villages, which is part of Bupa, designs, develops and operates premium retirement villages across the UK and is currently constructing its eighth village at Wood Norton, Worcestershire.  Due to open in early 2019, it will comprise 61 one and two-bedroom Village apartments offering an independent lifestyle, 46 Village suites (one and two bedroom) which come with a ‘hotel style’ package to help with all daily chores, and a 60-bed care home.

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Notes to editors

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 already operates seven luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.  Its new village at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire has recently opened, and its eighth village at Wood Norton in Worcestershire is now under construction.
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 UK
Bupa Care Services: Bupa has some 130 care homes, as well as seven Richmond Villages with four new care homes and a new retirement village under construction.
The business also comprises: Bupa UK Insurance, the leading health insurer in the UK with 2.3 million customers; Bupa Dental UK, a major dental provider operating more than 430 practices; Bupa Health Services, health clinics and wellness centres; and Bupa Cromwell Hospital a complex care hospital in London.
For more information, visit

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Issued by:  Jeremy Clarke/Tracey Bretherton
  LawsonClarke PR
  Tel: 01285 658844
Ref: RV09/2018