The retirement village concept is still in its infancy in Southern Europe. Retirement villages in the US, Australia and South Africa have existed for some time. While the number of retirement villages in the UK and other European countries is increasing, quality retirement locations, designed specifically for seniors and operating a range of independent and care options, are practically non-existent. The very limited options available are often in remote locations that are remote and/or inaccessible. Mobility and accessibility are often a challenge. Most independent (non-care) long term senior locations operate an exclusively sales-based model, and rental models or those offering both rental or purchase options, continue to be few and far between.
Established retirement communities take time to build. With the help of an increasing number of guests and residents, our aim is to gradually create the seeds of communities in a number of locations across the region by encouraging new residents to gravitate towards locations where like-minded people of a similar age already live. We believe strongly that this model will achieve the best balance between continued independence and a sense of community. We have selected sites and accommodation which most closely resemble vibrant, active senior communities, where the local community and other resident expatriates have established a social and interactive way of life.