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Our "Live Happy" goal

At St Ives, we’ve set ourselves a goal… we want you to be happy!

We know it may be a somewhat lofty goal. After all, moving here may not have been easy. And life, too, may come with its own concerns.

But…we also know happiness is what happens around you…

Being part of a community, that feels like family – and where your family feels at home.

Feeling safe and secure

Trusting your neighbours

Finding a great home, in an area you love.

And at St Ives, we make all of this happen! Because happiness is not just your wellbeing, your happiness is (literally) our business.

You see, every decision we make, and every ideas we propose…. is about helping you be the happiest version of you!

In fact, we’ve set ourselves a Happiness Score; it’s our benchmark for tracking how our residents are enjoying their St Ives lifestyle. They relate to the real, tangible benefits of retirement living at St Ives, and you’ll find out more about our Happiness Score below.

The science behind "Live Happy"

Ready to take on 2024 with a positive mindset? Find out how your community can help build a stronger, more rewarding environment for you, your family and your friends.

Dr Tim Sharp’s latest podcasts bring together his wealth of experience and open a whole new world of happiness that will help you embrace the very best in life.

Practical tips for ageing well

Dr Tim Sharp opens up our eyes to some of the easiest ways to age well. Whether it’s your mind, body or social network, you’ll discover what it takes to become a stronger, more positive version of ‘you’.

Get control of what you want in life

We all know we can’t avoid ageing. But that doesn’t mean we can’t control how we age. Dr Tim Sharp looks at biology V lifestyle to uncover the things we can and can’t control when it comes to ageing well.

Navigating family relationships

Dr Tim Sharp appreciates how changing dynamics can affect family relationships. In this video, he takes a look at the ‘why’ and what you can do to manage expectations and relationships.

The thing you need to know about loneliness

Loneliness isn’t the same as being alone. Dr Tim Sharp talks about what this means with tips on how to connect with those around you.

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The power of community

One of the most significant contributors to good health and wellbeing is a sense of belonging. What’s the secret? Dr Tim Sharp shares the answer.

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Seeing the good in change

Even the biggest changes in life can lead to positive outcomes. Making that adjustment is a little easier with a few insights from Dr Tim Sharp.

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Positive ageing

Let’s make ageing about increased happiness in life. Dr Tim Sharp looks at a wonderful research project that looks into the power of positive ageing.

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The St Ives Happiness Score

How it all adds up to a happier retirement!

St Ives’ revamped Resident Survey is now used to capture the quality of life at all of our Villages. Touching on all aspects of Village life, the survey asks our residents to rate how much they agree with the following statements. We use these scores to identify the areas we can improve in.

Click on each Happiness Influencer to see our latest results…

St Ives provide a quality experience whenever I interact with them

St Ives provides respectful and empathetic staff

St Ives is continually improving their service to me

My Village experience is great, and St Ives will support me into the future

St Ives provides a safe and secure environment

St Ives provides timely information to residents

Happiness Score: 80.01/100

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"Live Happy"

Do you want to know more about what St Ives has been doing across its Villages?

Download a copy of our latest Happiness Report for all the details around our latest updates on the “Live Happy” initiatives.

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St Ives Happiness Report