What is it like to live in Senior House?
Active adult communities are different from other residential communities, aside from their age requirements, but most are created with a retirement-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle. Of course, there are other kinds of age-qualified communities for seniors, such as continuing care retirement communities (CRCs or life plan communities), rental retirement communities, and senior apartments.
• Chances to make friends with other retirees
Having a nearby group of potential friends can be very helpful when you move someplace new. In active adult communities, citizens are all pretty much in the same place in their life, having worked for many years, raised a family, and now hoping to enjoy a relaxed retirement, so it is easy to encounter people with whom you have much in common and excellent friendships can result.
• A quiet, kid-free environment
While adult children and grandchildren are welcome to visit, the 55+ age requirement for residents indicates that active adult communities are usually pleasant, quiet places to live. Younger visitors are usually asked to be considerate of this need.
An active adult community will present you with many chances to get exercise, socialize, and stay active into your retirement years. In addition to the amenities mentioned above, like pools and fitness centers, the communities’ residents will often arrange social events, affinity clubs, volunteer groups, and other forms to stay involved and engaged.
• Lack of age diversity
Since active adult communities usually require a minimum of one person in residence to be at least 55 years old, there is a lack of age diversity in the community, and not everyone feels it is appealing to live in a community with people who are so homogeneous.