Does living in a retirement village extend life expectancy? The case of Whiteley Village

This joint report by the International Longevity Centre - UK and Cass Business School investigates the possible benefits of retirement village life with respect to life expectancy, using Whiteley Village as a case study.

The report shows that there is strong statistical evidence that female residents, in particular, receive a substantial boost to their longevity when compared to the wider population - at one point in time reaching close to five years - and concludes that retirement villages (or their equivalents) could help in the Government's aim to reduce mortality inequalities experienced in lower socio-economic groups.