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    Adult communities Adult communities Presentation Transcript

    • Adult Communities
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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