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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