We can now see the importance of community in retirement
In recent times of the COVID-19 crisis, the value of community and strong support networks has become increasingly apparent. This is predominantly the case for the senior population, many of whom are isolated at home alone, often with little or no social interaction, and without any family living nearby who they can rely on for support. At Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, community is a central aspect to the lifestyle we offer. Our homeowners enjoy being part of a like-minded community of over 55s, with opportunities to join in with social events whenever they please, as well as benefiting from support on hand should they require it. If you are considering downsizing or moving somewhere a little more peaceful, then our stunning new retirement properties provide the perfect community lifestyle which offer a number of benefits. Endless opportunities to socialise The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of staying socially engaged as you grow older are great. According to numerous studies, staying socially active can improve quality of life, including strengthening the immune system and lowering the risk of dementia, as well as increasing life expectancy. In a retirement community, it’s easy to find and connect with people who share your interests. At Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, you’ll have your own friendly neighbourhood with plenty of opportunities for socialising and taking part in group activities. As well as regular coffee mornings, our homeowners have the chance to organise an array of outdoor activities within the beautiful grounds with the help of our Concierge Services Manager. The surrounding natural environment welcomes a variety of outdoor hobbies including walking, fishing and birdwatching, while our partnership with nearby Eden Golf Club allows avid golfers to benefit from reduced membership rates and joining fees. Our upcoming Spa & Wellbeing Centre, The Sanctuary, will offer members the chance to relax and unwind, taking advantage of the swimming pool, massage room, sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi. There will also be hairdressing and manicure services, should you and your friends wish to indulge in a beauty treatment, while the café bistro will be the perfect place for catching up over a coffee or light lunch. Currently undergoing refurbishment, the stunning Scalesceugh Hall will offer a cinema room-cum-library, alongside a collection of beautiful apartments, so you can enjoy a multi-functional communal space for relaxing and entertaining guests. A low-maintenance lifestyle As part of our retirement community, you’ll never have to worry about property maintenance. Forget the days of having to clean gutters, mow large garden lawns, or worry about repairing faulty heating systems in the cold winter months, as our team are on hand to do this for you. Those downsizing from a large, older property can benefit from the modern features of stunning brand new home at Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, with exceptional energy-efficiency thanks to the A-rated windows and underfloor heating. Convenience and support Our beautiful countryside location may feel like a world away, however we are within easy reach of various local amenities and transport links. Our homeowners benefit from a bus stop outside the residence, which connects them to the nearby towns and villages, as well as to the city of Carlisle, which is less than five miles away. Local deliveries can also be arranged so homeowners can enjoy a selection of fresh Cumbrian produce delivered right to their door. Our Concierge Services can be called upon to lend a helping hand should you require it. Sometimes it's a friendly face to check how people are, while at other times there will be deliveries of groceries or prescriptions, or even providing transport to a hospital appointment. Led by resident doctor and co-founder of Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, Anita Herdeiro, we understand the importance of delivering exceptional care for our owners, and can arrange services that are tailored around your individual needs. Our beautiful villas have also been carefully designed with your future in mind, and include space for an optional lift to future proof your new home. Safety & Security If you are planning to travel, whether it’s for a weekend to visit family, or to go on a long holiday or cruise, you can have peace of mind that your home at Scalesceugh Hall & Villas is safe while you’re away. And when you come back, you’ll have fresh milk and fruit waiting for you, in a clean house at the right temperature so you can settle back to home life with ease. Even when you wish to stretch your legs with a gentle stroll, to enjoy the delight of the surrounding scenery and wildlife, you can do so in the safety of our 3.5 acres of stunning grounds. What’s more, all of our villas have the option of having a 24-hour call alarm system fitted so you can easily connect with experienced staff to assist in an emergency. If you are interested in finding out more about the fantastic retirement community at Scalesceugh Hall & Villas for yourself, or on behalf of a loved one, please get in touch today.