“Wood Glen is very relaxing and beautiful, it doesn’t feel like a retirement village, it feels like a resort,” Ms Kilpatrick said.
“These days retirees are very tech-savvy, we travel and we’re upwardly and outwardly mobile. We’re not dead yet, we’re very much alive!
“We want to live in a place that makes us feel welcome and safe, that has a peaceful lifestyle and calm environment.
“I find The Rise has all the advantages you have in owning your own home but without the ‘responsibilities’ – it’s perfect.”
Ms Kilpatrick said she also felt comforted in the knowledge that all residents at Wood Glen are owner-occupiers.