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New age living: Can urban retirement villages transform town centres?

Words: Guy Flintoft

Retirement communities in urban areas can release underused housing, relieve pressure on health services and revive town centres. They can also rewrite our social contract with the elderly, argues Guy Flintoft (8 minute read)

8-minute readOver the next 15 years, the number of over-75s will increase by 60 per cent, with most people entering this life stage in good health. This group are unlike their predecessors in that they prize independence and they are driving demand for a lifestyle that promotes aspirational, independent, positive ageing.Despite their growing self-sufficiency, there are still problems inherent........
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