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Life & Style – Autumn 2019 (Issue 23)

Welcome to this edition of Life & Style, which features a brand new look. Most of you will know me for helping people to lose weight and become fitter, which…

Pauline Jeffrey

Knit and Natter in Kent

Pauline Jeffree lives in a FirstPort managed development in Kent. We asked if she’d like to tells us what life’s like in Park Court… I have been living at Park…

A day in the life of a Development Manager

Von Corner, our Development Manager in Roby Court recently undertook a dementia awareness course with colleagues. Here she explains how they recently learned and how we might help those affected.…

Butterfly

The Butterfly Factor

By Elaine Bald, Business Development Manager, FirstPort Scotland FirstPort Scotland is encouraging all its staff and customers to take 15 minutes this month to join in the national Butterfly survey…

Fire Safety on Balconies

In spite of the hot weather please don’t be tempted to have a barbeque on your balcony. The fire risks are just not worth it. This is especially true on…

Young, homeless and LGBTQ+

As the UK marks Pride month, Centrepoint, FirstPort’s charity partner recently issued this press release, says Clive Booth, PR Manager at FirstPort. The UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, has revealed…

Following in your Father’s Footsteps

Rob Callen has taken ‘following in your father’s footsteps’ quite literally after taking over his dad’s role as Development Manager of a FirstPort retirement development earlier this year. Dave Callen,…

Our Developments – Repton Park

Situated in Woodford Green in the London Borough of Redbridge and surrounded by tremendous buildings and wonderful parkland, Repton Park provides a buzzing hub for the local community. History Repton…

Our Developments – Atkinson Court

Despite being a relatively new build (built in 2006, it is located to many other similar developments in a desirable residential area in the north of the city), the origins…

Our Developments – Ingress Park

Ingress Park is a beautiful development on the banks of the Thames, in Greenhithe, Kent, consisting of; houses in village street scenes, apartments with views out over the water and…

Our Developments – Highbury Stadium

Situated in the North London borough of Islington, Highbury Stadium Square still stands proud. Once the glorious ex-Arsenal football ground, Highbury now consists of 725 apartments and some marvellous gardens,…

Retired couple walking on the beach

The value of the outside environment

What is a beautiful and accessible outside environment worth to retirees? While we’re all clear that location is key for home buyers of all hues, what actually is it that those…

Life&Style – Autumn 2018 (Issue 21)

You can read the whole of Issue 21 online, and at your convenience, just visit our Life&Style online magazine Hi, welcome to your latest Issue of Life&Style magazine. Sadly, summer…

Life&Style – Spring 2018 (Issue 20)

Issue 20 is now fully online and you can read the whole edition by visiting the Life&Style online magazine Hi, and welcome to Issue 20 of Life&Style. You’ll see instantly…

Retired couple in the snow

Planning for care needs in old age

Far too few of us understand our likely needs in old age, or have considered how we might pay for them. To help increase understanding, we've produced a guide giving…

FirstPort

Retired residents get their groove on!

They say music brings people together, and that’s certainly the case at a number of our retirement developments where residents are using a newly launched ‘Movers and Groovers’ class to…

Life&Style – Autumn 2017 (Issue 19)

To read the whole edition, please visit our  online Life&Style magazine Hi and welcome to this Issue of Life&Style (called Lighthouse for one issue only!). I hope you enjoyed your…