Independent Living

Enjoy independent retirement living with new friends

What Is Independent Living at The Hawthorns?

Independent living at The Hawthorns leaves you free to put time back into your life, doing what you enjoy and not fretting over the administrative burden of bills, property maintenance, cooking, housework, and other domestic duties. Independent living gives you the time to pursue your interests or even develop new ones, widen your circle of friends, go out on trips, and feel a part of a close-knit community with the privacy of your own front door. Having your independence does not mean needing to feel isolated – it’s far from it.

What is Independent Living?

 Independent living is a housing arrangement that is designed to suit older adults and can vary from apartment-style living to studio and bungalows. Residents are still able to live independently, however most independent living retirement villages will offer amenities, activities, and other helpful services. Independent retirement living communities are increasingly popular, as they give residents the opportunity to connect with new people and enjoy a range of activities that may not be otherwise available if not living within an independent living retirement village or community.

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Form friendships around shared interests…

 As part of our independent living retirement communities, dedicated staff are happy to make arrangements for activities that are popular and welcome new ideas and suggestions for activities and outings. You’ll find bridge clubs, Scrabble tournaments, rambling excursions, choirs, Tai-Chi, and even wine tasting, among many others. Outside speakers from a variety of backgrounds often join us to give talks, and local musicians play their instruments or sing songs from well-known shows. A popular feature within our independent living retirement villages is the grand piano, which can be found at every location, and is readily available for you to play. Some of our most popular evenings involve gathering around the piano and enjoying the company and the music.

Across our independent living retirement villages, we have recently had book launches, visiting automobile clubs, art expositions, charity galas, and there are always groups from the local community passing through our doors.

The best independent living retirement communities for you

We understand the importance of the outdoors for our resident’s health and well-being, All of our independent living retirement villages benefit from lovely, landscaped gardens, where residents often play croquet or bowls, grow flower baskets or just sit and enjoy a shady spot with neighbours.

Our bus is also an integral part of life, it frequents the local shops if you prefer not to drive yourself, and we also use it to explore local places of interest, whether alone or with friends. It even drops you off so that you can enjoy country walks, making sure to pick you up at the other end!

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Stress and fancy free

Our studios and apartments are light, spacious, and designed for low maintenance. All are fitted with spacious kitchenettes, ideal for light snacks or refreshments between meals, and either an en-suite bathroom or shower room. They come unfurnished, but with carpets and curtains – although you can replace them with your own if you prefer. We encourage you to put your own stamp on your property and make what is behind your front door as personal as you wish. Guest rooms are also available for visitors to stay.

Dining in

An added benefit of independent retirement living is that you can have freshly prepared food made for you daily. All meals are served in our dining room three times a day, with lunch being our main meal of the day. There is always a choice of dishes at each sitting, each incorporating a fine selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients and menus are updated weekly by our own chef teams – and they are all table served, so you can sit back and enjoy your meal. It’s quite an operation, and we regularly serve over 100 covers in each sitting. It’s a fun, communal occasion with a complementary tipple to quench everyone’s thirst!

Going the Extra Mile at Our Independent Living Retirement Villages

Another thing we like to take off your mind is your housekeeping. Our weekly housekeeping service comprises of a friendly team who are on hand to ensure your independent living facility is spick and span. We also offer a sheets and towels laundry service too. All rooms are equipped with an emergency pull cord, and you have access to staff who are on hand round-the-clock to assist you and help you iron out any problems you may have.

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