It’s already been a busy week for Boom!, and it’s only Wednesday morning!
On Monday morning I headed down to East Grinstead to interview Nigel Welby, chairman of Retirement Villages, at their new site Charters Village.
After a tour of the village, Nigel and I chatted on camera about what people are looking for in later life from their accommodation and services.
Yesterday afternoon I interviewed John Perks, Managing Director of LV= Retirement Solutions, at their head office in Bournemouth.
John and I talked about the findings of their recent State of Retirement report, including gender inequality when it comes to the understanding of retirement income options and the rise of a DIY approach towards retirement planning.
As I was in the area, I then drove across to Christchurch to film some b-roll.
Christchurch is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, place to live in the UK. The latest census found that nearly a third of the population are over age 65.
It’s also a lovely place and I can imagine the attraction of living there in retirement.
Apologies for the very short update this morning. Our Kickstarter campaign for Boom! goes live in twenty minutes time, so more news to follow.