Lots of things of offer in Bedfordshire

Choosing where to live is a difficult decision. If you are moving into a care home to be nearer family you may have a few options open. This article looks at the county of Bedfordshire and what it has to offer those in just such a position.
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Nov. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Bedfordshire offers much for the retired

Are you thinking of moving to pastures new now you have retired?  If so, a move to Bedfordshire could be the perfect option for you.

The county of Bedfordshire is steeped in history, with the first recorded use of the name dating back to 1011. It was then known as Bedanfordscir which means Beda’s Ford – a river crossing.  Over the years it has primarily been an agricultural county with a flourishing sheep farming industry while it was also prominent in lace manufacturing.

Today, Bedfordshire has much to inspire the visitor and potential resident. Its major towns bustle with activity, with attractions including Bromham Mill and Gallery in Bedford, Mead Open Farm in Leighton Buzzard and Ampthill Antiques Emporium.  Most towns and villages are now gearing up for Christmas, with many festive activities taking place across the county such as a children’s Christmas cake decorating workshop in Dunstable and an amateur production of Cinderella in Luton.

If you are new to Bedfordshire and would like to make friends, there are all sorts of groups on offer throughout the county. These include the University of the Third Age which provides a wide range of study, creative and leisure groups for the retired and semi retired.  Or if you are interested in flora and fauna, the Alpine Garden Society may be the one for you.  Having celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, the group meets on the first Monday of each month, inviting a range of speakers to each event.  Previous talks have included Discover the Wild Side of the Altai Mountains, Pakistan, Desoai: A Place of Flowers and Alpines through an Artist’s Eye.

Maybe you’d be looking for somewhere to take the grandchildren if you moved to Bedfordshire.  The county has many facilities for youngsters, such as Kids World in Bedford where children up to the age of 11 can let off steam in the play centre, while under fives have their own special area to roam around in.  They may also enjoy creating their own pottery masterpieces at the Kiln, also in Bedford.  Whatever kind of activity they enjoy, they’re sure to find something to suit them.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be thinking about moving to one of the care homes Bedfordshire has to offer. There are lots of different homes to choose between, including Beaumont Park in Biggleswade – a Victorian double fronted house set in exclusive landscaped gardens.

All Bedfordshire care homes offer a wide variety of activities for their residents, such as bingo, talks from guest speakers and gardening projects. Many also lay on trips to tourist attractions or local pubs for lunches.  

Bedfordshire care homes pride themselves on offering truly personal care – each resident is encouraged to bring personal possessions from home, while many will open their doors to friends and relations around the clock.

Whether you are looking for a care home in Bedfordshire or are thinking of downsizing to a smaller property in which to enjoy your retirement, the county has an awful lot to offer the newcomer – why not give it a try for yourself?

Visit : http://www.healthcarehomes.co.uk/

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