The Benefits of living in a 55+ communityOctober 22, 2018 | Found in: Rightsizing
You are no longer tripping over the kid’s toys. There are no more soccer practices to run to. Work is winding down or already in the rearview mirror. All the food in the fridge is yours. Your online searches are all about travel and adventure. Hellooo? Clearly, the universe is trying to tell you something.
The message: It’s time to begin the new and exciting next chapter of your life!
And so, the question. Sell your home that no longer serves your purposes and go where exactly? For those who have already taken the plunge, it’s a no-brainer. The only logical choice for rightsizing at this stage is a 55 & over community. Specifically designed to support and enhance the active adult lifestyle, 55 & over communities are focused on maximizing all aspects of your health and wellbeing.
The Benefits of an Active Adult Community
Living Spaces Designed with You in Mind
Whether it’s an apartment, townhome or single dwelling, the living spaces in 55+ communities are designed to be architecturally correct for active adults. Design details that consider long-term comfort and safety make life for residents easy and worry-free.
A Busy and Active Social Life
Isolation is the single biggest cause of depression in older people. When the kids have moved out and friends and neighbors are not as abundant as they once were, loneliness can become a serious issue. The best part of living in a 55+ community is the community. A built-in network of enthusiastic similarly aged friends and neighbors are steps away. In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, by the time you unpack the boxes, your neighbors have become close friends. Active adult communities offer full schedules of activities purposely designed to encourage relationships with others who share your passions and interests. You don’t have to be alone—unless you want to be.
Safety in Numbers
55+ communities make your safety a priority. Many properties are gated. Whatever safety features are provided by the management are enhanced by members of the community looking out for each other. The spirit of comradery and community makes both residents and their families feel secure.
Resort Worthy Amenities
Each 55+ community offers slightly different amenities, but no matter where you go, you won’t be disappointed. Expect full-service fitness centers, Olympic-sized pools, chef-worthy kitchens for classes and demonstrations, theaters, game rooms, and well-manicured outdoor spaces. It’s an entire lifestyle right outside your front door.
Live and Learn
55+ communities take your fun very seriously. Daily schedules are packed with a wide variety of activities to enrich and enlighten. From fitness and cooking classes to crafts, organized local outings, and continuing education to broaden your horizons, the unending list of opportunities will keep you physically, socially and emotionally fit.
Not only will an active adult community get you out from under the piles of home maintenance bills and chores, you’ll also be able to pick up and go wherever, whenever you choose without having to worry about leaving your home unattended. Simply, lock the door and be on your way to whatever adventure beckons. It is low maintenance, turnkey living at its best.
From unlimited social opportunities to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, to continuing education and special interest activities, the benefits of living in a 55+ community make it the perfect choice for your next act.