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‘Furry Happy’ In A New Pet-Friendly Retirement Apartment

Posted 3 March 2022 by Keith Osborne

Churchill Retirement Living’s pet-friendly policy was a major factor when retiree Alison was looking for a brand new home...

74-year-old Alison Edwards could never have considered moving without her beloved dog Titch, but thanks to Churchill Retirement Living’s pet friendly policy she was able to bring her furry friend with her when downsizing to a brand new apartment at Langton Lodge in Staines in Staines-upon-Thames.

“My daughter lives nearby and thought this would be the perfect place for me after my husband passed away,” Alison explained. “No way was I going anywhere without Titch, but I was pleased to discover that dogs are allowed here. When Tracey the sales executive showed me around I fell in love with the apartment that me and Titch now call home, and she is as comfortable here as I am!”

Describing Titch as a “Heinz variety with plenty of poodle”, Alison says the pair now enjoy regular walks in their new location, which is close to everything they need. “There are lots of nice parks nearby and shops to visit, and the town centre is only a ten-minute walk away,” she said. “We have everything close by, even the vet is right on our doorstep. My daughter is also less than ten minutes away and she is chuffed to bits that I’m enjoying my new lifestyle here.”

Langton LodgeShe added: “Denis, our lodge manager, is second to none, and the help I received during the moving process was wonderful. Downsizing is not easy, but the removal team were absolute sweethearts and nothing was too much trouble, I can’t praise them enough. Thanks to them and my daughter’s help, Titch and I could just relax and look forward to settling into our new apartment.”

“I have already made some nice new friends and enjoy the regular social events like Fish & Chip Friday. The Wednesday ‘chairobics’ fitness sessions in the owners’ lounge are great fun too – we have a good giggle! We also have a lovely communal garden and outdoor space which I’m looking forward to spending time in when the warmer weather arrives.

Alison is keen to encourage others to follow her lead. “I’m looking forward to making more new friends as other people move into the new apartments and our community grows,” she said. “I absolutely love it here and I’m sure others will too!”

Find out more about Langton Lodge from Churchill Retirement Living.


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