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  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns

Time to re-think those retirement days 

AN event in Braintree is aiming to prove that life begins not at 40, but at 65.

The Hawthorns retirement complex at Meadow Park is linking up with the University of the Third Age (U3A) to show how much there is to do in Braintree for those who have retired. Any organisation or club which caters for the retired is invited to have a free stand at The Hawthorns on Saturday May 11 when members of the public will be invited to pop in and discover a wealth of information on activities, physical and mental, under the one roof.

Geraldine Channon, Events Co-ordinator at The Hawthorns, where residents are offered a unique all-inclusive retirement lifestyle covered by one simple monthly rental, said: “Retirement opens up new exciting opportunities for how to spend your leisure-time but people are not always aware just how much is available.

“We are teaming up with the newly launched Braintree Area U3A, to put on an event – Retire and Re-think –showing exactly what is available locally, from dance groups to quiz groups. We want people to realise that retirement, far from being an end, is actually an exciting new beginning.”

Geoff Mead, Chairman of Braintree Area U3A, added: “Retirement is wonderful in that it frees up so much time. The secret is to use that time wisely. There is so much you can do and finding so much information under the one roof has got to be welcome news for many all those people looking to fill their new-found leisure time.”

Any club or organisation wishing to take part in the Retire and Re-think event should contact Geraldine on 01376 335500 to reserve their stand.