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Kay Ferguson loves her Huntleigh apartment
Kay Ferguson loves her Huntleigh apartment

A Wellington retirement village resident is encouraging others to consider ‘village life’ as a great option for busy retirees.

Enliven, part of the charity organisation Presbyterian Support Central, has opened Woburn Retirement Apartments in Lower Hutt. The brand new architecturally designed Woburn Retirement Apartments are described as modern, carefree living; appointed to capture all day sun in beautiful surroundings.

Kay Ferguson is a resident at Woburn Retirement Apartment’s sister site – Huntleigh Retirement Apartments in Karori, Wellington. She believes there are numerous benefits to living in an Enliven retirement village.

“My Enliven retirement apartment is just perfect – it’s modern, warm, and just the right size. I don’t have to worry about maintenance or doing too much gardening and I can just concentrate on enjoying myself. I’ve got great neighbours, and it’s a very welcoming community.
I have my own home, but I know help is on hand from the adjoining rest home if I ever need it,” says Kay.

Kay moved into her Enliven retirement apartment three years ago after a hip operation that didn’t go to plan. Although Kay was only in her sixties, she wanted to be prepared for the future, so decided to look for a retirement living option where extra help would be on hand if she needed it.

“I’m fit and healthy again now, but I was pretty immobile for a few months and it really got me thinking about making plans for the future.”

Kay couldn’t be happier with her choice and is encouraging other retirees to move in to an Enliven retirement apartment while they’re still fit and active.

“I honestly believe that this was the best move I could have ever made. My life has continued on as normal with the same friends, interests and hobbies like I always did, but now I am safe in the knowledge that I don’t have to lift a finger! Help is on hand if I need it.”

Kay is encouraging others like her to take the plunge and have a look around Enliven’s retirement villages. The next Woburn Retirement Apartments open home is Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm. Viewing can also be arranged by calling the sales agent on 04 439 4949.

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