FINANCIAL TIMES – THE BUSINESS OF AGEING
While she might not fit the stereotype, Jan Turner, an 80-year-old widow and retired pharmacist, is a confirmed cricket nut. A typical summer afternoon finds her in a seat overlooking midwicket at the ground in Taunton, south-west England, where, champagne in hand, she follows the fluctuating fortunes of her beloved Somerset County Cricket Club. Unlike most of the ground’s regulars Turner needn’t visit the bar for a refill. Her seat is on the balcony of a second floor apartment that has been her home for three years. Welcome to the brave new world of UK retirement living.