TV’s Dr Dawn Harper to attend free event at retirement village


Later living community, Austin Heath, in Warwick, is hosting an Assisted Living event, featuring a Q&A with TV’s Dr Dawn Harper. The FREE seminar will involve industry experts discussing the benefits of its new product, launched specifically for those who need an element of care, but still want to remain independent in their own home.  It takes place on Thursday 31st January from 4pm to 6pm.

Assisted Living is a new product from Inspired Villages where residents can benefit from care and support (such as cleaning, meal provision and shopping) while remaining independent in their own home, with their own front door.  Apartments are available to rent or to buy; representing the best of both worlds, because of the options available and the costs associated.  Calculations show that this model is often cheaper than a care home when renting.  And when purchasing, residents are able to retain the valuable equity they have secured in their homes over the years, which can be a real comfort at this stage of life.

The Q&A  panel will consist of industry experts including: Dr Dawn Harper (This Morning TV presenter and author of ‘Live Well to 101’), John Kennedy (an independent Adult Care Specialist) and James Cobb, Director of Inspired Villages. Audience members will be given the opportunity to discover more about Assisted Living options as well as contributing to the discussion, with the panel providing tailored, expert advice.

The informative sessions are open to the public and will take place at Inspired’s Austin Heath Village in Heathcote, Warwick, from 4-6pm on Thursday 31st January. Book online at:

The event aims to make people aware of the positive alternatives to care homes and domiciliary care and is targeted at families who have older relatives who may not be coping as well as they could be. Assisted Living apartments such as those at Inspired’s Austin Heath Village, offers the best of both worlds as loved ones can receive tailored care to suit their needs whilst still remaining independent and enjoying all the benefits of a later living community.

Janine Devaney, Austin Heath Community Liaison Manager, comments: “Experience has shown us that many families spend time with their loved ones over the festive period and often identify that their parent or older relative is in need of additional support.  Housekeeping and meal preparation are usually top of the list, however, retaining independence whilst receiving this extra support is crucial to the vast majority of people.

“At Inspired Villages, our ethos is centered around mental and physical well-being and encouraging our residents to live younger for longer. As such, we look forward to the discussion with Dr Dawn Harper and John Kennedy on how this is achievable whilst receiving the vital support that many may need.”

The Assisted Living apartments are ideal for those looking for the benefits of living within a supportive community, but with the freedom, privacy and independence of having their own apartment.  Peace of mind comes with the knowledge that care is available when required – whether permanent or temporary. A broad range of facilities and services are provided to suit the needs of each resident – with a focus on health and wellbeing.

The first phase of Austin Heath saw the launch of 49 apartments and Eric’s Lounge, a social hub for residents to meet up for a coffee, enjoy a light lunch, play games or take part in other activities.

Meanwhile, the second and final phase will see the opening of the eagerly-awaited wellness spa this spring, including a spa pool, sauna, steam room, treatment suite and relaxation spaces.

Also opening in the spring will be a brasserie, a garden room, a library and a beauty salon. Plus, a further 57 apartments will be made available.

The Assisted Living Presentation and Q&A will take place on Thursday  31st January  at Austin Heath between 4-6pm. To book your place please visit: or call 01926 679 617.

For more information, events and current availability at Austin Heath please visit the website at: or call: 01926 679 617.

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