Brio Retirement Living has recently opened its doors at Landale Court, Chapelton and welcomed its first residents. But what exactly is a retirement community and what makes Brio stand out in the market?

Retirement communities are growing in popularity across the country and indeed the world. During this unprecedented time, they have proved to be invaluable in supporting their clients during long periods of lockdown, avoiding isolation and loneliness.

A Retirement community is what it says on the tin! A community where our residents live in their own home, and outside the front door is a wealth of amenities to make life easy and enjoyable for all.

Landale Court is located in an elevated position within the new town of Chapelton, a short drive from Aberdeen and close to Newton Hill and Stonehaven with views out to the sea. The community has range of facilities around which the community is centred, and a bus service that connects with Aberdeen.

The Hub at Landale Court is home to the Slate and Grain brasserie which is open to the public and has proven very popular with residents and visitors – it has become the heart of the community. It is a fabulous place to meet up with friends, new neighbours or family for a coffee, lunch, or a glass of something cool and refreshing on the terrace overlooking the sea view! We anticipate reopening soon once the restrictions are lifted.

Our Hobbies room is set up for activities such as art classes, flower arranging and games evenings. It is a great space to mix and learn new hobbies and meet like-minded neighbours.

The ‘homeowners’ lounge provides a peaceful environment with views across the countryside where you can have a quiet coffee or just have a change of scenery with your neighbours.

We also are focussed on health and wellbeing and our well-equipped gym is available for those who want to keep up their fitness. Or you may prefer to spend time outdoors and potter in the growing garden or relax by the fire pit.

Our range of cottages and apartments provide well planned modern interiors with walk in showers, fully fitted kitchens, laundry cupboards, fitted carpets, and up to date technology to ensure your home is efficient and easy to manage. You won’t have to worry about maintenance anymore! From mowing the grass, to painting the windows, to fixing the roof, we take care of everything. You can relax and enjoy your life doing the things you want to do.

What makes Brio really stand out is our people. We have an amazing team! From the hospitality team of the Slate and Grain who provide great meals and snacks, to our concierge team who are on hand 24 hours a day making sure everything runs smoothly and are on call should you need them. The on-site team have proved invaluable during the recent lockdown by supporting our residents with meals, activities and shopping brought to their homes. They provide peace of mind to our residents simply by being around to say ‘Hi, how are you?’

If you need some extra help, we can provide this too. We can help with most things from light housework to full care should you need it. Our own Brio Care team can tailor your requirements accordingly to your specific needs.

Brio have introduced various ways you can move into the community. You can purchase outright or part buy/part rent or rent outright, so there is a solution for everyone. We can run through the options with you to ensure you choose the one that’s right for you. The factor fee, which is payable monthly, covers the heating and hot water within your home, the general maintenance of the community and the staffing, so you won’t need to worry about a thing.

Retirement should be a time to enjoy life without stress. Come and visit Brio and we will show you that you can live life your way.

To make your appointment please call 01224 676952 or email: