Now more than ever before, senior housing is in high demand. The Baby Boomer generation, the biggest generation in recent history, is starting to retire. So, over the next 10 years, an additional 10,000 seniors will retire each day. As these seniors begin looking for housing options, the demand and competition for senior living will only increase.
While many senior living options focus on assisted living or seniors’ health needs, active and able older adults also need housing options. Fortunately, active senior living communities exist. Designed with seniors in mind, active senior living communities can help retirees enjoy comfort, camaraderie, and more.
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What Are Active Senior Living Communities?
Active senior living communities, which are also called independent living communities, are designed for healthy seniors who are able to live on their own. In these communities, seniors can live in homes, condos, townhomes, apartments, or even mobile homes. Some active living options include amenities designed for adults age 55 and older, like social activities, transportation, laundry services, and community meals.
The real benefits of an active senior living community are found in the community living setup itself. While retirement can be a freeing time, it can also be very lonely. After leaving traditional jobs behind, seniors can become more removed from social interactions. In fact, many retirees spend a lot of their time alone.
An active senior living community can help combat that loneliness. These communities provide seniors with plenty of ways to fill their free time. They can join activities to meet others their age, participate in health-focused events, or even simply socialize in their living space.
Active senior living communities are nothing like traditional senior living options. Unlike assisted living or nursing home facilities, active senior living brings healthy seniors together. They live independently, maintaining their own living space and sharing resources.