Embracing a Vibrant Retirement Journey with Elderswell

Jan Grayson's Testimonial

Welcome to Elderswell in Turvey, Bedfordshire, where you can live your best years in retirement. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing Jan Grayson's inspiring journey as she prepares to embark on a new chapter at our prized retirement village. Jan's enthusiasm, sense of adventure, and eagerness to embrace the community spirit show the exciting experiences awaiting residents at Elderswell.


An unexpected discovery


“Hi, I'm Jan Grayson, and I'm planning on moving to Elderswell in the next month. I first found the place at the beginning of the year and made the decision that I wanted to make some big changes in my life. Literally the next day something popped up on Facebook about Elderswell village, and I thought – oh, that looks nice, perhaps I'll go and have a look."


A sense of belonging


“So, I rang them (the sales team), made an appointment to look around, and was shown a number of different apartments. There was one I really liked, and I couldn't get it out of my mind – I thought, I think that is the one for me. And so, not so long after, I came along, and I thought, I'll see if I can reserve it, put a deposit down, and that is what I did."


Beautiful properties and architecture


"It has been very easy since then to get everything sorted and sell my own house – I decided I needed to downsize, from a 4-bedroom detached house with a big garden to something much easier to look after. Now I have a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms which I am really looking forward to moving into very shortly; it has everything I need.”

“I’ve got a nice big balcony I can sit on and enjoy the weather and gardens. And for me, it is the perfect place at this time in my life!”

“My mother, who is 94 years old, will be moving in with me, as I think it is a time in her life when she needs to relax and enjoy things as well.”


Astonishing facilities


"I think it was the locality (that attracted me to Elderswell), the fact it is not in a town, it is out in the country, plenty of fresh air! And the buildings themselves just look so attractive; the way they're designed and everything, is just so welcoming."


Welcoming community


"I enjoy arts and crafts, and there is a craft room – when I first came and had a look, I said, 'Oh dear, I've got so much craft material at home I don't know what to do with it?'. And they said, 'Bring it here Jan!' and every week, I come here, and sit and do some crafts. And, because I am into creative writing, I set up a (creative writing) group at Elderswell as well.”

“There’s lots of things going on, there’s the gym, the pool. I’m looking forward to going to the gym and looking after my physical well-being. There is so much that I want to participate in and enjoy; we’ve got a nice café and restaurant – (we have) everything that anybody would need!”

“There’s so much going on here that we can both enjoy and make the best of life as best we can.”

"I've found everyone here is so friendly and so welcoming – from all the staff and the other residents that I've met so far. There is that real sense of community – you get to know people and you can join in activities with them."

"You have events here which you can take part in, whether it is dancing or anything really. And the residents themselves will have some input into the activities that will carry on here."

“To me, it almost feels like being on holiday.”


Jan Grayson's testimonial provides a glimpse into the exceptional retirement lifestyle offered at Elderswell. From the moment she discovered the village, Jan felt a deep sense of belonging and excitement. The smooth transition process and the opportunity to downsize without sacrificing comfort were major advantages. The picturesque location, attractive buildings, and abundance of amenities further confirmed Jan's decision to choose Elderswell. Most importantly, the warm and welcoming community, along with the creative outlets available, have filled Jan with anticipation for the experiences that await her.

Are you ready to embark on your very own vibrant retirement journey at Elderswell?

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