According to the Aviva Real Retirement report 2014 over-55s are most preoccupied with pursuing a lifestyle of personal interests and hobbies in their ‘golden years’. Top of the over-55s’ list of things to enjoy in retirement are:
- More time to do what I want (66%)
- Spending time on hobbies (45%)
- Travelling (41%)
Interest in pursuing individual interests accelerates with age too with the over-75s appearing most keen on having more time to do what they want (70%) and spending time on hobbies (53%).
The report further reveals Britain’s over-55s are cashing in on the improving UK economy, with rising incomes leading to more than £150 extra in their pockets each month compared to the same time last year. Findings show savings pots have increased too but the level of monthly expenditure has risen with the cost of living putting pressure on household budgets.
- 41% of over-55s looking forward to travelling in retirement (Aviva Real Retirement Report 2014)
- Over-55s cashing in on improving UK economy, leading to £150 extra savings per month (Aviva)
- Sun Park Living resort offers a perfect alternative for active retirees such as Susan Levett looking for adventure
Gil Summers, Co-founder of Sun Park Living, a Summers´ Villages private gated apartment resort dedicated exclusively to active over 50s on Lanzarote, comments,
“It’s encouraging to see that the over 55s seek a life in retirement in which they can fulfil their interests. Todays over 55s are independent, resourceful people who even into their later years enjoy their hobbies, learn new skills and travel.
“Here at Sun Park Living we provide the perfect environment for retirees looking for such a lifestyle. Of course the warm climate and fantastic Spanish culture serve to make the experience even more rewarding – and all of this in light of the resort offering affordable rental apartments, for short or long term, for a fraction of the usual cost of retirement properties in the UK, easing the pressure of living costs.”
Susan Levett, 63, a retired Holistic Therapies teacher from Northamptonshire heard about Sun Park Living whilst staying in a villa on sunny Lanzarote. She says,
“I saw an advert in an island magazine, liked the concept and it looked like lovely affordable long stay accommodation. I booked for a month to begin with and after 3 days booked to stay for a further 6 months!
“I have fallen in love with Lanzarote’s climate and landscape, not forgetting the excellent walking trails I’ve discovered through the tours organised at Sun Park Living. The activities are all organised by residents for residents, which I enjoy as it creates a great sense of community.
“Whilst here I have made lots of new friends and found my free spirit, I would definitely recommend this resort to others looking to stay active, spend time learning something new and practicing hobbies in their later life in the sunshine.”
So what are you waiting for? If you are over 50 and looking to meet like-minded people such as Susan on sunnier shores then why not consider a stay at Sun Park Living?
Self-catering apartment accommodation with all the benefits of community living at Sun Park Living costs €625/4 weeks for those enjoying 12 or more weeks a year (in 3 or more blocks of 4weeks each, consecutive or not) or for those wishing to sample the community, a 4 Weeks Taster Stay is available for €225/week. One week Taster Visit is 350EUR/week.
For more information contact Gil and the team on 0161 408 3360 or visit www.sunparkliving.com.