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20
DEC
2015

Why 55+ Communities Are The Best Place To Live

Outside View Of Our 55+ Communities

5 Reasons To Live in 55+ Communities

If you’re interested in moving to a 55+ community, take a look below at several reasons why this type of housing is beneficial and what to look for when making your decision.

1. Fun community activities

If you like having several options for activities to do, then you will enjoy living in an environment that has fantastic retirement community amenities. Being in a social environment is a large part of living in a 55+ community. It will give you a comforting feeling to know that you’re not living in a secluded area. With other seniors who are around your age, you can socialize at the clubhouse, play golf or shuffleboard, enjoy a game of Bingo, attend special occasion dance socials and dinners, or relax/exercise in a heated pool. Whatever you enjoy doing whether it’s reading, going on walks, playing games, being in an active retirement community provides the ideal atmosphere for you to participate in daily activities.

2. Ease and convenience

Having everything you need practically at your fingertips is a huge advantage to living in 55+ communities. With friendly neighbors, fun events and activities close to home, and other amenities such as a library, pool, and clubhouse to keep you occupied, you won’t have to travel far from home to stay entertained. Being in an environment where you can socialize, relax and be comfortable is highly beneficial and enhances your way of life.

3. The type of homes available

The most popular type of homes for seniors to live in is manufactured homes. While some choose to live in apartments or condominiums, the best housing in our opinion are manufactured homes because they have a long list of pros and zero cons. For example, while condos and apartments may have stairs and smaller spaces, manufactured homes are a single story and have more room with a yard. Before you move to a retirement community, be sure to look into what kind of homes they provide and if that is your ideal option.

4. Location, location, location

When you’re looking at retirement housing, you’ll want to make sure that it is located in an area that you want to live. Is it in an area with nice, warm weather? Are there fun attractions nearby that you would like to visit? Another question to ask is if the 55+ communities you’re looking at are located near your family, or if it will be easy for them to come visit you.

5. What others have to say

If the senior housing you are looking into has several great reviews, then you will know if it is the right environment for you. Hearing from or speaking with those who have experienced living in 55+ communities will give you a realistic glimpse into what it would be like living there.

If you’re ready to move, consider the benefits of 55+ communities. We hope you find the right one for you that will make you feel happy, secure and comfortable.

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