Benefits of Living in a Community with Adults Like You
“Over 55 communities” are designed to give older adults a place where they can live comfortably in an area with others who have entered retirement or are close to it.
In many cases, over 55 communities are entire residential sections of a town or city with houses or apartments that are only available to those who are age 55 or older. Other 55+ communities are part of larger retirement homes with special facilities on-site for seniors and skilled nurses on call. These are slightly different than regular residential communities in that you’re not just paying for the house or the apartment, but also for extra services and amenities.
No matter which type appeal to you, there are several great benefits to both.
Here are some key advantages to the communities:
Let’s face it … when you’re ready to retire, you don’t want to live in a place where kids are having noisy parties all the time, blasting music from their cars or making all kinds of other racket. Over 55 communities are generally quiet, peaceful environments with other mature adults like you who value relaxation and stress-free living. If you want to live in a place where you don’t have to worry about loud disruptions, then you will definitely feel right at home in one of these communities.
Most over 55 communities will allow you to choose from cozy single family detached homes, single-floor condos and other apartments that have very minimal maintenance. Often, the communities will take care of all lawn work, landscaping and other maintenance for you, so you can get your own beautiful yard without having to worry about mowing the grass all the time.
Adults who enter retirement communities generally share an important common goal: to retire comfortably in a quiet, relaxing setting where they can get their needs met while still being active when they want to be. You’ll love being surrounded by others who have the same wishes as you, enabling you to make friends easily and be as social as you want.
Many communities will have their own banquet hall facilities and common areas with special events and activities for seniors who want to participate. If you like making new friends and staying active, then you’ll love having these amenities available to you.
Nursing, medical care and assisted living.
Certain types of communities will have on-site nurses and other medical staff who can be called in whenever you need assistance. Or, if you simply need help with everyday activities, such as bathing, eating or getting around, many communities will have services to assist you. No matter what stage of retirement you’re at, it’s always good to know that help is available when you need it.
If you’re not sure which type of community is right for you, GeriCareFinder can help. Our website makes it easy to search for senior care providers in your area, including over 55 communities, retirement homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and more. Take some time to review all the options available to you, so that you find a home you’ll love!