Adult communities

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Adult communities

  1. 1. Adult Communities
  2. 2. Adult Community Case Study • Norma Pack decided to move to an independent living facility at age 86 – After 50 years in her family home • Growing numbers of people 50 and older are choosing to relinquish the responsibilities of home ownership • Adult communities offer a full range of options and amenities without the downsides of home ownership
  3. 3. Who Lives at Adult Communities? • Adult communities provide a maintenance free, independent lifestyle • Residents do not need medical care • Many continue to drive • Many hold jobs • Most have a full social calendar • Residents come and go at their will • Activities include: – Tai chi – Yoga – Travel – Golf • Downsizing and moving is the hardest part
  4. 4. What is Life Like at Adult Communities? • Residents choose from apartments, condominium-style living, cottages, or single-family dwellings • Homes range from compact and efficient to large and lavish • Lifestyle choices vary widely – Golf, health and fitness – country-club style setting – Others may look for dining and social opportunities – Still others may focus on activities: • Seminars • Live entertainment • Happy hour • Brain fitness • Clubs
  5. 5. Benefits, Amenities and Services • Most adult communities offer a roster of amenities and services: – Housekeeping – Laundry – Transportation – Meal programs • Some offer in-house services such as travel agencies, bank branches, salons and spas • Many encourage pets and provide garden plots
  6. 6. Socialization • Socialization is considered the major benefit of independent living • The lifestyle frees residents from home and yard maintenance, enabling them to focus on enjoying life • Lori Fiorillo of Knights of Pythias Active Retirement Center in Vancouver, Washington, says many residents become happier after spending a few months in independent living
  7. 7. SeniorHomes.com • Information in this presentation provided by senior care writer Leslee Jaquette • SeniorHomes.com is a free resource for seniors and families searching for housing and care services • Visit http://www.seniorhomes.com for more information on senior housing

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