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Country Retreat

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Loneliness among older people is a huge problem; Age UK advises that around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone.

My name is Philip George and in my own small way I want to do something about this by setting up a retirement retreat for older people who are able bodied but who may be very lonely and isolated where they are living now.

My country retirement retreat on the Welsh coast would offer permanent accommodation to 3 older people where you would live with me and a member of staff as a member of a family.

My home, which is currently used as 5* bed and breakfast accommodation is a former farm house which has been renovated into a period stone property.  You will have your own double en suite bedroom, and share a large lounge which offers sea views.  You will have the option of having your meals provided or cooking your own.  You will also have access to our beautiful  garden which you can simply sit back or enjoy, or if you have green fingers, can get involved in looking after the garden yourself.

The property is located on the edge of the village of Ferryside with good access to local transport facilities and other amenities.  The bus stop is 400 metres away, and the train station, beach, pub, shop are a 12 minute level walk away.  Local activities include a local pensioners, group, community centre, and gardening club.

As personal care will not be included in the service offered, it will be suitable only for those older people who are able bodied.  If in the future, your health changes and you require some personal care, we can work with you to find a local home care agency to provide the care that you need at your home here with us.

This is not a care home service, rather an opportunity to live in a small shared living accommodation where you will have full independence to do what you like, get involved in activities that interest you, be in a beautiful country side location close to the sea, and have company when you want (or not when you don’t).

A free taster weekend can be offered to give you the opportunity of experiencing life here, with no obligation to commit to anything further.

Keywords: Retirement living, accommodation, socialising, companionship, older people, Wales, Carmarthenshire

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