A DARLEY Dale couple are taking a holiday with a difference – to get a taste of retirement living stateside.
Tony and Carol Gregory, who live a Audley St Elphin’s Park, have travelled to America to take part in an exchange programme to swap lifestyles with Muriel and Lou Schloss, a couple from Santa Barbara, California.
Mr Gregory said: “We’re delighted to be taking part in the first ever exchange and are looking forward to seeing how the US village operates.
“We decided to move here just before I turned 70 so we could be settled and enjoy our retirement.”
Both couples will experience retirement living across the pond, taking part in the day to day activities and meeting other residents.
Audley initiated the exchange to gain further insight into retirement living.
The couples will be keeping a record of their trip on Twitter and Facebook updates. To follow the exchange visit www.audleyretirement.co.uk