The High-End Retirement Residences To Know

Riverstone is a next-generation later-living residence that has reinvented retirement to provide Londoners aged 65 and over with an exciting place to call home. Following the success of its Kensington launch earlier this year, the group has opened a striking new property in central London destination Fulham. Looking ahead or thinking about a loved one? Here’s everything you need to know about its latest launch.

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THE NEW PROPERTY

After the exciting launch of its first residence in Kensington, Riverstone has headed west with the opening of its second residence, this time giving residents the chance to own a home in Fulham. Combining independent living, 24/7 concierge and a focus on an unparalleled experience, Riverstone represents the latest advancements in design, tech and wellbeing for the over-65s.

On the north bank of the Thames, Riverstone Fulham offers excellent views across the water and endless riverside walks, as well as extensive garden space where people can relax and unwind. With a premium SW6 postcode, the residence is close to Chelsea Harbour and The Hurlingham Club, and the area is home to a wide range of shops, bars, boutiques and restaurants.

Inside Riverstone, people can choose from a range of beautifully appointed contemporary one, two or three-bedroom apartments, designed with a fine balance of textures and materials. And, with 23,000sq ft of space to enjoy, five-star services and support, plus a warm, friendly 24/7 concierge on hand whenever needed, residents will immediately feel at home from the day they move in.

THE VISION

More people are living longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives than ever before in the UK. That’s why Riverstone was created: to offer people choices for their future unlike anything else available in London. Riverstone offers its residents the chance to make the next phase of life as rich and rewarding as it has always been, but with the safety net of support as and when it’s needed. 

The launch of the new residence comes at just the right time, as demand for retirement communities is expected to grow in the next five years, with a 22% increase in demand compared to the expected 9% increase in later-living housing provision. Recent research by Knight Frank shows the number of people aged over 65 living in the UK is forecast to increase by 20% to 12m by 2027, meaning the UK needs 3m dedicated retirement living properties to cater for over-65s who would consider downsizing.

Riverstone wants to change the way society views ageing and retirement, which is often presented as beige and uninspiring. Instead, the group offers its residents the chance to make the next phase of life as rich and rewarding as it has always been.

Riverstone’s three key pillars…

  • COMMUNITY: The best of luxury living for discerning Londoners aged over 65.
  • EXPERIENCE: Offering more than just great customer service, the team offers a lifestyle experience, while providing a safety net on health and wellbeing.
  • INDEPENDENCE: Riverstone believes that people over 65 have earned the right to maintain independence, free of the hassles of day-to-day living.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

The chance to live independently

Riverstone is all about creating communities in central London that allow over-65s to continue to live interesting and active lives without compromise. The well-appointed apartments consider every need and enable its residents to live in comfort knowing support is on hand if needed. Best of all, pets are also welcome.

First-class facilities

With a move to Riverstone, residents have access to the kind of facilities you’d expect in a top hotel. At Fulham, there’s a games room, espresso bar, Italian restaurant with a retractable roof and bar, extensive library, oragnery, private cinema and a lounge – plus a warm 24/7 concierge on hand whenever you need it. With a primary focus on wellbeing, Fulham’s exercise studio features state-of-the-art E-GYM equipment, a swimming pool, spa, treatment rooms and hair and nail salon. Outside you’ll find beautifully landscaped gardens by award-winning designer Andy Sturgeon, which have been designed to enhance the natural beauty and biodiversity of the area.

The opportunity to get involved as much or as little as you like

At Riverstone, there are plenty of chances to meet and connect with new friends. Residents can play bridge, join one of the community’s many talks, take a class in the gym or simply sit in the Club Room, order a coffee and read a book. 

A great local neighbourhood

Riverstone believes its residents should be able to continue to live in a neighbourhood they love and be near family and friends and enjoy everything London has to offer.

WHO IT'S FOR

In the UK, there is distinct shift in behaviour towards retirement from the baby boomer generation to that of their parents. In many ways, they are reinventing retirement and looking for later-living solutions that enable them to stay active and independent for as long as possible. This is a generation that invented the term ‘teenagers’, partied at school and university and handled their careers differently by moving jobs rather than having a job for life – and they will plan later living in a different way from their parents. This trend can already be seen in Australia, the United States and Canada, where integrated retirement communities form a significant proportion of homes for over-65s. At Riverstone, the focus is to help over-65s find an alternative to remaining at home or having to go into a care home.

The residents at Riverstone are people who have lived in London most of their lives and want to continue to enjoy everything on the doorstep, or people who live outside of London, but are looking for options to release funds while ‘right-sizing’ and moving closer to children and grandchildren. In all cases, independent living is a priority.

Good news: Riverstone is also set to launch residences in Hampstead and Chelsea. For more information or to book a show-round of Riverstone Fulham – or its Kensington property – visit RiverstoneLiving.com or call 020 7349 1911. Apartments start from £790,000.

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