The Benefits of 55+ Community Living
Find yourself aging out of your neighborhood? What is one to do when your fledglings have flown the nest? If you are 55 years or older and want to enjoy a more active and social lifestyle, consider changing your environment. Here are some of the benefits of living in a 55+ community:
Health. Aging is a blessing but not without its complications. As we get older, our bodies become more fragile to injury and susceptible to illness. When you live in a 55+ community, help is never far away. Most retirement communities start out by giving you a self-sufficient living space to use, whether that is an apartment, condo, or house. If there comes a time when you are less able to care for yourself independently, then you get to transition toward a place that offers more care.
Security. Do you worry about the risks of living alone with ne’er-do-wells? Living alone increases the chance of your home being forcibly burglarized. Many retirement communities are gated and surveilled, giving both you and your family peace of mind. Moving into a 55+ community gives you more peace of mind for your safety since you’re not living entirely by yourself. You will be in a complex or neighborhood where security provisions are in place.
Upkeep. Let’s face it, a home is something that is bound to fail. Your utilities break, your lights go out, and so much more. Kind of a pain, isn’t it? This is especially so in your later years. Life is often easier when you choose a 55+ community for your retirement. You’re no longer responsible for maintaining a large home or the landscaping outside. If you want your house painted, then the neighborhood will take care of that when it is needed.
Entertainment. Ever wanted to have control of your leisure activities without the responsibility of hosting? Many retirement communities offer amenities like a pool, gym, fitness classes, craft activities and social events. You’ll also find services like lawn care, home maintenance and food preparation available in most places. Some communities also have golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce courts, shuffleboard courts and other recreational facilities. Ask your local 55+ community what they provide.
Community. Making friends can be a challenge at any age and you are no exception. Meeting peers and like-minded neighbors who share your values and hobbies is much easier in a 55+ community. It can help you stay socially connected and avoid loneliness and isolation. You can join clubs, groups or classes that match your passions and preferences. You can also benefit from the intergenerational interaction and support that comes from living with people of different ages.
Well, what are you waiting for? Give 55+ community living a chance and leave that oversized lonely lot behind. If you or someone you know needs help selling their family home to downsize, call Chad at (401) 474-5669 to look over your options.