North West¹s Œfirst older people¹s village¹ opens


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Arena Housing Association has opened what it says is the first older people¹s village in the North West, following the completion of the £19.5m Ryfields Village development in Warrington. Providing homes for more than 300 older people, Ryfields is also the biggest purpose-designed retirement village in the UK. Designed to provide both security and independence, Ryfields has been designed to provide all the facilities normally found in a village centre. The village also provides 24-hour care and support for all who need it. Facilities range from shops and restaurants to a health and fitness studio, greenhouse, village hall, and IT suite, and are complemented by excursions and activities, all aimed at encouraging a spirit of independence and continued opportunities to learn within a self-contained community. Arena says Ryfields is the newest and most prominent of the housing options for older people offered by Arena ExtraCare, the newly created division of Arena Housing Association. “Residents have been able





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