The Joy Club

27 December 2021

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Your exclusive January offer

Visit us in January and receive a 6 month membership to The Joy Club.*


The Joy Club is an online community that provides inspiration and uplifting content for a joyful retirement, with live online events every weekday.

Inspired by her Granny Jean’s joyful experience of retirement – and a decade working in tech startups – Founder and CEO Hannah Thomson, created The Joy Club, an online activity club that provides inspiration for a joyful retirement. Members can try something new at live online events every weekday and find inspiration with uplifting member-only articles and videos, so whether you’d like to try your hand at crafting, practice Tai Chi or join an expert talk – or perhaps you’d prefer to grab a cuppa and settle in to read the latest member interview – there’s something to bring you joy at The Joy Club.

Get in touch to find out more about the Joy Club or to book your tour at one of our beautiful communities.


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Creating a community for your next chapter


For our customers, it’s been the little things that create the community. It’s a catch up with neighbours at coffee mornings. It’s getting the ukulele band, gardening group and film club back together again. It’s watching Strictly Come Dancing or Wimbledon in the communal lounge with neighbours and friends. Or it’s simply a wave, a chat or a doorstep delivery from the Lifehost, a friendly face on-hand at each of our communities.

For us, creating a community begins at the stage of design and it's why you won't find any two Renaissance developments the same. Our lounges are designed to encourage interaction over a cup of tea and the hallways are wide and full of natural light so people can stop, chat and catch up. From the moment you step out of your apartment, you will find friendships, warmth and support all while you can relax and spend your time doing the things that you enjoy most.

We’re proud to build exceptional homes and spaces uniquely designed for those enjoying later living.

Our communities are set in desirable locations across the UK and each offers an exclusive experience and an unwavering focus on excellent service.


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Smith Dawson Harpenden 365

“Three years ago, we made one of the best decisions we’ve ever made and moved to a Renaissance community. The community here is like family, helping each other out wherever necessary. Friendships have been made through social events, but also just catching up in the communal lounge over a cup of tea.

After 40 years in the same family house, we didn’t know what to expect living in an apartment, but we’re so happy we made this move. We’re now part of a community of like minded people and our children are very happy that we have settled in so well - we love it here.”

Doreen & Cyril Renham
Renaissance Homeowners 

Smith Dawson Harpenden 151

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Visit a selected Renaissance community in January 2022 and receive a 6-month membership to The Joy Club. Membership is limited to one person in the party and only applicable to the first visit. Incentives vary per development, speak to a sales consultant for more information.

The Joy Club incentive applies to the following developments: 

Bourne End | Crowthorne | Marlborough | Poole | Sandhurst | Wareham | Wimborne | Wokingham