In the Canadian province of British Columbia, the Arbutus Ridge Seaside Community for Active Adults was modelled on Sun City but there are only 650 homes there, with about 1,100 residents (pictured: A couple of residents take a buggy to enjoy a round of golf)

A village with 115,000 people: Retirement housing is taking off in Britain, but North America has developments that dwarf the UK’s – with one estate boasting 32 square miles, 60,000 homes and more than 40 golf courses

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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