So, just what does Grandad do all day now he's moved? Does he just sit in a chair? Has he made any friends? Are you worried he's feeling lonely?
You can put your mind at ease - he’s enjoying his retirement to the full if he's in a McCarthy and Stone development, says the UK’s leading retirement house builder, offering retirees independent living but with low maintenance, so they have more free time to enjoy the things they love.
Their emotive new TV advert - watch it here on our web site - shows a little girl worrying about her grandad, now he's moved into a new home, only to be surprised by him beaming at her before he gets out of his chair to introduce her to his new friends.
Grandads and grandmas are living their retirements to the full with the help of McCarthy and Stone, says the developer who has been building developments to suit all lifestyles and stages of retirement, for 40 years.
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Within the county of Yorkshire, McCarthy and Stone has 14 developments with apartments available for sale and 14 further developments either under construction or subject to planning, all of which offer private-properties in desirable locations across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Ripon, Ilkley, Settle, Easingwold, York, Scarborough and Brighouse.
With picturesque country walks, charming towns and villages and an abundance of local history, Yorkshire offers a wide range of activities to be involved in, as well as plenty to see and do combining all the essential ingredients for a happy retirement.
Every development is built to a high specification, coupled with quality management services to give homeowners peace of mind and the freedom to enjoy their retirement.
Homeowners in developments across Yorkshire, can enjoy the stunning landscaped gardens, without the worry of the upkeep and spacious communal homeowners’ lounges, where they can spend time with friends and meet new neighbours.
Retirees can try before they buy, experiencing the relaxing lifestyle and becoming part of the community, with a complimentary two night stay in one of the developments.
For those who wish to downsize to a smaller home, but still want somewhere large enough for friends and family to stay, they can enjoy the best of both worlds - with guest suites available.
Many wanting to downsize may worry about what will happen to their pets, McCarthy and Stone helps to keep homeowners united with their well-behaved pets, with their pet-friendly properties.
For many the prospect of moving home is very daunting. McCarthy and Stone help to ease this stress with their part exchange service, created to help avoid stressful issues like the dreaded property chain, viewings and having to carry out repairs and redecorations.
The Smooth Move service also gives entitlements advice, plus help with estate agent and legal fees. Its end-to-end moving service includes everything from packing up your old property to hanging pictures, making it home from home straight away.
Liz Green, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North East said: "We believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on quality of life or the level of freedom you’re used to during your retirement. McCarthy and Stone ensure every small detail is taken care of and that the needs of each individual are catered for.
"We want to help people in Yorkshire take advantage of living an active retirement, giving them the freedom to enjoy this hassle-free. Whether that’s starting up old hobbies or trying new ones; having a safe and secure environment and a sociable community means our homeowners have more time to spend on the things they really enjoy. There’s a lot more to us than just the properties we build. We also know how to provide the perfect foundations from a lifestyle perspective that help to truly enrich our homeowners’ lives.”