US and UK Retirement Community Residents Trade Places

Leading United States retirement living provider, Senior Resource Group (SRG) Senior Living – Senior Resource Group LLC and United Kingdom equivalent Audley, are launching a social experiment to gain further insight into retirement living, dispel myths and challenge stereotypes of aging.

Beginning September 7th in London, England, residents from SRG’s Maravilla community Memory Care, Independent & Assisted Living in Santa Barbara, CA and Audley’s St Elphin’s Park village will swap lifestyles to discover the international similarities and differences in retirement living.  Muriel and Lou Schloss from SRG’s Maravilla community in Santa Barbara will travel to the UK. Meanwhile, Audley’s couple Tony and Carol Gregory will visit SRG’s Maravilla community in Santa Barbara and The Park Lane in Monterey.

According to Kayda Johnson, SRG chief operating officer, the couples will participate in a variety of social, recreational and educational opportunities as well as tour local sights and scenes during their 10-day visit.

“At SRG, we believe lifestyle is all about choice, independence and savouring daily experiences,” said Johnson. “We’re looking forward to showing our British visitors the many varied experiences and extraordinary amenities our communities and the surrounding areas have to offer.”

While the Gregory’s daughter lives in North Carolina and they have visited Florida, this will be the first time the couple has visited California.

“We have also been furnished with details of the proposed itinerary for our visit. It all looks very exciting and there is nothing more we can think of than what is proposed,” said Mr. Gregory.

Likewise, the Schloss’ are looking forward to an equally full itinerary of activities and experiences in England. “Our early California feel is quite different from St Elphin’s Park Audley Retirement Villages peaceful, pastoral, stately appearance which we’re looking forward to experiencing,” said Mrs. Schloss. “While in England, we’re interested in meeting new people, learning how they live and experiencing their different life styles.”

“We’re keen to share knowledge with SRG and look at ways we can learn from each other and develop our offerings,” said Nick Sanderson, Audley CEO.

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