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Salisbury homeowner enjoys independence and security of Chapters community

An 88-year-old Salisbury homeowner loves the freedom and security she now experiences since buying an apartment within our Salisbury over-55s independent-living community.

Finding a new start at Chapters in Salisbury

Gwen Brocksom moved to an apartment in our Chapters community, based off Wilton Road, following the death of her husband after 67 years of marriage. Gwen couldn’t face returning to the home that she shared with her husband, so she looked for an alternative option providing the freedom of living in her own home with sociable neighbours and onsite activities, along with the security that our Salisbury retirement community offers.

Gwen said: “My husband and I downsized from a three-storey Victorian house to a modern house to make it easier for me after he had a stroke, and we lived there for 10 years before I came here after he died. It was just too big, and I rattled around in it.”

Becoming part of the community at Chapters

Chapters has two dedicated Community Managers who organise fun activities such as wine tasting workshops, yoga, coffee mornings, quizzes, and crafts, as well as providing practical and emotional support to our community’s homeowners. Chapters also boasts a range of exclusive onsite facilities including a bistro, bar, homeowners’ lounge, treatment room and activity room.

Gwen added: “We have a super community at Chapters. I have a single-bedroom apartment and it was surprising to find all my needs met in one place, and to know I could cope with it by myself. I’ve got a key and my own front door and I’ve kept my independence. I know that I can go downstairs, where I am sure to see somebody to talk to, as I’m a bit of a chatter box. You’re not isolated here.

“Another benefit is that when you’re getting ready for bed here, you know that you are safe. Whereas in that other house, I wouldn’t have felt safe at night because anybody could have walked along the road and through the gate, but here you don’t have that feeling and instead you feel safe.

“I can also ask the Community Manager for assistance with something, and I know somebody will come and help as soon as possible. That’s worth having as it means that I don’t have to worry my family.”

Find your new home at Chapters in Salisbury

Our Salisbury-based Chapters community comprises of a choice of apartments, houses and cottages which start from £135,000 for an apartment and from £252,500 for a cottage or house with our flexible shared ownership option.

To book an appointment to view a home in Chapters, call our team on 01202 040996.

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