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Rex takes advantage of SmoothMove service

Rex Paske, 77, knew it was the right time to downsize from his 300 year old cottage when he recalled a valuable lesson that he learnt from his parents.

Rex, a retired nuclear physicist and government scientist, preempted the need to move into a flexible retirement property and comments: “One of the key drivers for my change of home was to move before the need arises. You never know when your health can take a turn and it’s much easier to handle the situation when you have downsized. My parents taught me a valuable lesson when they were at the same age. They went into a retirement living apartment similar to this and loved it.”

Having lived in Oxford for 32 years, Rex has recently moved into a new luxury retirement apartment at Fleur de Lis, Abingdon; the first purpose built development of independent living retirement properties in Abingdon for over two decades. The development comprises 24 apartments, with added owner exclusive facilities, including a well-appointed and furnished Owners’ Lounge, landscaped gardens and a guest suite.

To make the transition from his former home to his new apartment even easier, Rex utilized Renaissance Retirement’s unique SmoothMove service. The service, which is designed to ease the pressures and hassle of moving home, is free to Renaissance owners. Those that choose to use the service benefit from the expertise of their own SmoothMove Consultant who can offer advice and assistance with downsizing, the planning and setting up of their new home, and take care of the often time consuming administration of arranging new utility services. SmoothMove also includes a complimentary removal service to transport existing possessions to the new home.

Rex comments: “The move was very straightforward as it was all overseen by Renaissance’s fully-inclusive SmoothMove service. I’m still getting used to where everything is in my new home – but I have plenty of time!”

Rex has already found a welcoming and growing community at Fleur de Lis, and with the wider Abingdon attractions and amenities on his door step he is quickly settling into his new home. He says: “Living here means I don’t have any of the responsibilities of maintaining a 300-year property. I have my friends and family close by and excellent levels of security which is reassuring. The owners meet up for a coffee on Wednesday mornings and we get on very well. I’m sure we will do more together as time progresses as there is a real community feel.”