In this day and age senior communities have become popular among retirees. No matter your age, there is most assuredly a senior living community out there that is absolutely perfect for you. There is no need to look upon retirement with a sad and heavy heart, with fears of being lonely or bored. Retirement can become the biggest party of your life especially when you are surrounded by people your own age and in a place that fits your lifestyle.
The primary advantage of being an active member of a senior community is the mere fact that you are surrounded by people who share similar interests, history and experiences. As we age, we generally dont have or arent close to immediate family and have children who have families of their own. We can quickly find ourselves struggling with life changing decisions that present difficult challenges to face and choices to make, and certainly, the necessity to sell a home and move forward in a senior or retirement community is one of those all-important decisions.
Living on our own, in our own home for years and years makes it remarkably difficult to move and to give up our roots. Most of us even fear the loss of independence and space. However, when you find the right place with people who are in search of the same peace, happiness and tranquility that you are seeking in your life, you will be surprised how quickly you forget that extra room and discover that you are even freer to do what you want.
All senior communities are equipped with specialized facilities, features, and activities that cater to the "young at heart" and provide the means and know how to live a full and happy life in new and healthy surroundings. Offering abundant activities, such as arts and crafts, music and dance, exercise, sewing, adventure trips, and the ever-popular bingo, senior communities are fast becoming modern day country clubs for those over 55. For instance, at my friend's senior living community in Orange County, they go on golf excursions, takes trips to the casino, spend a day at the ballpark, or attend a variety of musical concerts and performances. Each of these events are accompanied by many of the seniors in the community affording men and women alike activity partners who, over time, become very dear to the heart.
Many senior communities are replete with all the charm, comfort, and warmth of home while affording members opportunities to mingle with other individuals of the same age. They travel to varied destinations, share in delightful activities; dine in the presence of new friends and acquaintances. In addition, they share conversations, feelings, and special memories with all those who they now call "family."
For many of us living alone in the quiet of our homes, life can seem so lonely and empty. However, a comfortable transition to a state of the art senior community can make all the positive difference in our life. With so much of life to live, and so many blessings to be had, how wonderful it is to know that there are senior communities out there that are ready, willing, and able to make a difference by affording us all the pleasantries of a charming community that we can now call home!