planning for a less subdued style of retirement living. Many retirement homes and communities have
shifted their focus to the vast majority of an aging population who is ready to
celebrate their golden years lavishly, enjoying their time in style and
comfort. Years ago, many retirement facilities were very institutional-like;
rigid schedules and a limited variety of activities were available. Today's
industry is meeting the demand for residences that reflect the wants and needs
of the independent active senior.
to Do Whatever, Whenever
are viewing the transition to retirement homes and communities as a much
deserved chance to relax and do what they want to do when they want to do it. The prospects for leisure and recreation
that may not have been previously possible while tending to responsibilities of
maintaining a family home are only limited by imagination. For many, active independent
present itself as an opportunity to travel, participate in sports and activities,
try new things or become reacquainted with former passions.
home and community setting presents an occasion to enjoy life to the fullest
while offering some added benefits:
Fellowship – meet new people in a surrounding of like-minded individuals who are also
embracing retirement as an occasion to relax and enjoy life
Confidence – top facilities provide 24-hour security and emergency services for the safety
and well-being of their residents
– a wide range of services, amenities and activities help to provide physical
and mental stimulation that make retirement living enriching and rewarding
researching activities for seniors there are a wide range of possibilities since activities
can encompass everything from having the means and capabilities to host a party
in contrast to quiet time with a good book. Activities for seniors should be
translated as the freedom to do whatever, whenever.
Importance of Appropriate Accommodation for an Active Retirement
location will play a large role in the active seniors lifestyle. Location
preferences may be based on proximity to family and friends or to physical
attributes of an area such as attractions or climate. Where housing is
concerned having a variety of different sized suites to choose from is integral
to maintaining the lifestyle one has envisioned for oneself. Some may prefer two-bedroom
suites which allow them to entertain guests. Others may prefer the more
intimate stylings of a studio suite. Exploring amenities that are offered in
the comfort of the apartment is also vital:
amenities offered such as cable, telephone and internet available?
type of housekeeping arrangements are offered?
the services that are offered in the retirement residence be enjoyed from the
comfort of the apartment, like take-out meals from the dining room or personal
These are all
important questions that will help customize the retirement experience.
range and variety of services, activities and amenities that each location
offers allows you to tailor-make an independent and active retirement