Last week, the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, Councillor Ben Aitken and his wife Ms Bernadette Nolan JP, officially opened The Sidings, a brand-new retirement community in Lytham.
The grand opening of Adlington Retirement Living’s 65 stylish age-exclusive apartments, located next door to Booths on Wharf Street, was celebrated with a sparkling reception in the beautifully appointed restaurant and lounge.
The Mayor of Fylde, Councillor Ben Aitken, who joined new homeowners, potential purchasers and the on-site team to mark the occasion, commented: “It was wonderful to meet some of the new homeowners who have moved into The Sidings since it opened its doors in November. There’s already a real sense of community and it was good to see homeowners enjoying new friendships, social occasions, and activities as well as enjoying their beautiful apartments. I was really impressed with the restaurant, the coffee bar and the beautiful gardens.”
Simon Crewe, Director at Adlington Retirement Living, added “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde to officially open The Sidings. Our retirement communities are designed to empower the older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life in a safe and secure environment with activities, communal facilities and beautiful private gardens.
“Health and well-being are at the heart of everything we do. We want our homeowners to thrive and feel their best and spend more time doing more of the things they love. We focus on creating positive experiences for all our homeowners, and that goes way beyond the bricks and mortar of our apartments. We know that the most important things that make our homeowners really feel at home are having a good circle of friends, connections with like-minded neighbours and a sense of belonging.”
The Sidings, an Adlington retirement community specially designed for those over the age of 55, offers the best of both worlds. Homeowners can enjoy the privacy of their own peaceful and spacious apartment and use the communal facilities as an extension of their own home.
Homeowners can spend time in the leafy gardens (maintained by an expert team of gardeners), relax in the hair salon and therapy suite, catch up with friends and neighbours in the coffee lounge and homeowners’ lounge, watch a film in the cinema room, and enjoy a daily menu of freshly cooked dishes in the restaurant. The coffee lounge also houses a beautiful bar so homeowners can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with friends in the evening, and there’s a guest suite, with en-suite, for visiting friends and family who wish to stay overnight.
Joan and Bill, homeowners at another Adlington Retirement Living community, said: “The best bits about living here are you’ve got people on hand. You can have your privacy. You have your own apartment. You can stay there whenever you want to and you can be on your own… but you also have the alternative if you want it. I think having that choice is such a big thing and you can have one choice one day and the other choice the next day. It’s a perfect situation.”
Knowing that their apartment is in safe hands when they head off on holiday is a huge relief for many of our homeowners.
When Anne moved to an Adlington Retirement Living community, she appreciated being able to visit her son without worrying about leaving an empty property behind: “My son is in Norfolk and another reason I thought it would be good to move here is so that I can lock the door, go, and not worry about the place if I want to spend time with him.”
The 24-hour on-site support team provide homeowners with added peace of mind and, if needed, optional personal care packages are available. In addition to this, there is a sophisticated emergency call system and a security video entry system to manage access.
All apartments include quality, fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances. Many feature en-suite shower rooms as well as separate bathrooms, and most have a private patio area or walk-out balconies overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens.
Four of Adlington’s communities have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Best Retirement Development at the WhatHouse? Awards, the UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event. The Folds in Romiley and the Bridges in Macclesfield won the Silver Award in 2020 and 2019, Adlington House in Otley won the Gold Award in 2017 and Adlington House in Portishead won the Bronze Award in 2015.
Adlington Retirement Living was also crowned Seniors Housing Developer of the Year and its new retirement community in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, won Seniors Housing Scheme of the Year at the HealthInvestor Seniors HousingAwards 2022.