Q. What is a Mayfield retirement village?
A. A Mayfield retirement village is a purpose-built beautiful and secure collection of apartments, which are available to buy if you are over 55. At the centre of a Mayfield retirement village there are the facilities of the Mayfield Club of which you are automatically a member. The facilities include a cafe-bistro, swimming pool, gym and spa. It is also from here that we run the estate, maintain the grounds and properties and provide the services you require.
Q. How big is a Mayfield retirement village?
A. Mayfield retirement villages vary in size, but are most commonly made up of about 250 retirement properties.
Q. Can I use the facilities of other Mayfield retirement villages?
A. Yes, you can use all the Mayfield Club facilities at any Mayfield retirement village as little or as much as you like.
Q. Can my friends and family use the facilities at the Mayfield Club?
A. Your visitors are most welcome to use any facilities within your village. We offer family swim sessions twice a week at Mayfield Watford.
Q. Is there anywhere for my friends and family to stay when they visit me?
A. Our properties are spacious and have up to two bedrooms. If you think you’ll need more spare rooms when guests are visiting, we have guest suites available at all of the Mayfield retirement villages. There is a modest charge for using these rooms.
Q. Are Mayfield retirement villages age exclusive?
A. Yes. As a general rule if you're under 55, you'll have to wait to move into a Mayfield retirement village.
Q. Is there a shop in an Mayfield retirement village?
A. Yes, this sells the essentials including bread, milk, newspapers, drinks and dry goods. And we can provide help with shopping locally or online.
Q. Who is available at night?
A. Two members of the Mayfield Villages Care team will be on duty throughout the night and can assist in the event of an emergency. They will regularly patrol the village. There is also availability of 24 hour care.
Q. When can I use the gym and swimming pool?
A. Our Mayfield Club is open 8am until 8pm 7 days a week. Owners are welcome to enjoy the swimming pool or gym during these times.
Q. Do your villages have links with the local community?
A. Indeed they do. And they contribute to the local community also. We recruit locally, we use local suppliers wherever possible and we encourage local people to visit and use the Mayfield Club facilities. Visitors are always welcome because they add to the atmosphere and the sense of the community.
Q. Who manages a Mayfield retirement village?
A. Every Mayfield village is managed by our own in-house specialist team - to ensure continuity and consistency. A fully-trained and experienced General Manager oversees the day-to-day running of operations and co-ordinates a dedicated team which provides services such as catering, property maintenance, cleaning and security.
Q. What is an ARCO Integrated Retirement Community?
A. Integrated Retirement Communities offer people the opportunity to live independently in their own home as part of a wider community. Lifestyle, wellbeing and care services are available to support people’s independence and aspirations. The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) says these communities are the fast-emerging ‘lifestyle option’ for older people, sitting between ‘sheltered housing’ where minimal support is provided, and ‘care’ or ‘nursing’ homes, which are increasingly focussed on supporting people with higher levels of care needs. Mayfield Villages is an ARCO approved operator of Integrated Retirement Communities. Find out more here: https://www.arcouk.org/