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Parkstone homeowner enjoys togetherness in our Vista community

One of our fantastic Vista homeowners has spoken about the sense of togetherness she has experienced since purchasing an apartment in one of our over-55s independent-living communities.

Claire Mackendrick, 76, purchased an apartment in our community in Mount Road, Parkstone, having moved from a two-bedroom bungalow in Poole which she no longer felt able to maintain.

A new home for a new chapter in life

After losing her husband three years ago, Claire’s daughter encouraged her mum to view the apartments available at Vista, which have access to a range of communal facilities including a homeowners’ lounge, activity room, treatment room, and garden with a viewing platform over Poole Harbour. Vista has offered Claire a new start in life alongside her pet dog, Harry, who loves his new home which is based just a stone’s throw from Poole Park and Sandbanks Beach.

Claire said: “My daughter found Vista online and persuaded me to come and have a look. From the moment that I was shown around, I knew it was for me. I turned to my daughter and said ‘If I live here, it’ll be like being on holiday every day of the year.’

“It’s the best move that I could possibly have made at my age and in the position I was in. It’s also the easiest move that I’ve ever made because I literally did nothing. The removals men came, packed my old home up, put it all in a van, and 20 minutes later, I was here. It all went extremely smoothly.”

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Vista homeowner, Claire Mackendrick, with her dog, Harry

Being part of the community at Vista

Asked what makes the difference for her at Vista, Claire said: “One of the best things is waking up in the morning and knowing that you can go out for the day, and when you get back, there’s always somebody here. Plus, if you’re not feeling too well, there’s always a door to knock on. The best bit is that you never feel alone.”

Vista is located just a six-minute drive away from Poole Park, a seven-minute drive to the Dolphin Shopping Centre, and a 10-minute drive to Sandbanks, where families can enjoy a day at the beach or catch a ferry over to Studland. The nearest convenience store is just a five-minute walk away, which also features a bus stop to take people into Poole and Bournemouth town centre.

Each of our communities has a dedicated onsite Community Manager who helps to organise fun activities such as wine tasting workshops, yoga, coffee mornings, quizzes, and crafts, as well as providing practical and emotional support to the community’s homeowners.

Living at Vista in Parkstone, Poole

Prices for an apartment in Vista start from £225,000 with our flexible shared ownership option.

To book an in-person or virtual appointment to view a home in Vista, call our team on 01202 040996.

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