Three reasons why park home living could be right for you…
It’s no secret that many of us are looking forward to our retirement, being able to spend more time with the ones we love and doing the things we love. However, sometimes we are unprepared for just how much extra time we will have!
If you’re thinking of retiring, it may be time to consider Park Home Living. Here are 3 reasons why it could be the right choice for you…
It’s a great way to meet new like-minded people
As we get older, we can find that our social circles get smaller and smaller, which can sometimes make you feel a little lonely. It’s certainly not embarrassing to admit you feel alone; in fact, 1.4 million over-50’s experience loneliness in the UK. There can be many reasons for feeling more isolated, especially following retirement. For starters, the lack of routine in the absence of work can mean we have little reason to get up at our normal hour or even leave the house. What’s more, the house which largely served as a base in between your work and family engagements can suddenly feel large and overwhelming when you are stuck in it all day. If you’re starting to feel like this, don’t give in to loneliness. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals in a close-knit community like a residential park, can be the impetus you need to meet new people and start embracing life in your semi or full retirement.
Maintaining your home is becoming more difficult
As we get older and become a little less agile, (as much as we don’t want to admit it!) the traditional family home can pose several challenges. If your property is old, it might be beginning to present a near-endless round of maintenance tasks and issues that need fixing. Climbing on ladders and risking a fall, tiring yourself out mowing the lawn and maintaining the garden, or paying for someone else to come in to help with maintenance or general cleaning can put you out of pocket – or even out of action altogether. Even simply climbing stairs several times a day can become difficult as we get older. Downsizing to one of the many modern residential park homes not only helps you focus on the future, but it also helps you spend more of your retirement doing the things you love with ease, rather than fixing problems! Our park homes at Otter Valley are all built to a high quality residential standard, with a CanExel wooden cladding exterior, which is minimal maintenance, making life a lot easier!
You want something new & exciting
If you’re starting to feel confined by your home and are craving a more carefree lifestyle, it could be a sign you’re ready to embrace a new way of living. Residential parks can offer new opportunities for socialising with others your age and getting active in the great outdoors, especially if they are set in the beautiful countryside while being close to the coast like Otter Valley, which can keep your mind and body stimulated, giving you a new lease of life! There are plenty of new hobbies, places to go and things to do locally for retirees, that are perfect for enjoying solo, with your partner, or with someone new from your park home community, to inject some much needed adventure and diversity into your day.
Retirement should be enjoyable – if you’re wondering how to spend your semi or full retirement or can relate to any of the above, it might be worth considering park home living in and start to really enjoy what could be the happiest years of your life!