Active Adult Retirement Living: What It Is & Why It Could Be Right for You

According to the National Library of Medicine, the share of the population over 60 and older is growing faster than that of other age groups. These seniors are active, healthy, and looking forward to retirement to kick back and enjoy the fruits of their labor. 

Retirement is about a fresh start, a new beginning, a chance to pursue passions, revisit past hobbies, and relax. If this sounds like your idea of a great retirement lifestyle, an active adult retirement community may be just what you're looking for! 

Active adult retirement living is a lifestyle that offers a vibrant and fulfilling way to spend your golden years. In this article, we’ll explore active adult retirement living, its benefits, and why it could be right for you. 

What Is Active Adult Retirement Living? 

Active adult retirement living communities are designed for people aged 55 years or older who are looking for a worry-free and socially active lifestyle.   

These communities are perfect for healthy, independent seniors who don’t require assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, or grooming. 

Benefits of Living in Active Adult Retirement Living Communities  

One of the main benefits of living in an active adult retirement community is the community-focused lifestyle. You’ll find a community of retirees looking to meet new people and create a social network of like-minded friends and neighbors. 

Another benefit of active adult retirement living is the comfort and luxury of the communities. Check out some of the amenities offered in Arietta Active Adult Communities apartments in Sarasota, Florida: 

  • Custom rich wood cabinets 
  • Modern black appliances 
  • Decadent crown molding 
  • Modern open kitchens with granite countertops 
  • Full-size washer and dryer 
  • Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and spa bench 

These communities also promote and prioritize senior health and wellness with state-of-the-art fitness centers, a smoke-free environment, Tai Chi, low-impact aerobics, yoga, and meditation classes.  

Active Adult Living Community Services 

Imagine a weekend without household chores, home repairs, yard work, or standing in line at the grocery store. Residents in active adult retirement communities can enjoy retirement lounging at the pool, sleeping in late, or enjoying time with friends. 

These communities offer worry-free living with the following services: 

  • Gated community with 24-hour security 
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry services 
  • Apartment repairs and maintenance 
  • Chef prepared meals and snacks 
  • Transportation services 

Active Adult Living Community Amenities 

Living in an active adult retirement community is like living in a beautiful, all-inclusive vacation resort. Active adult communities offer the following array of amenities that are designed to enhance your lifestyle: 

  • Swimming pools 
  • Poolside grilling stations 
  • Sun decks 
  • Billiards and game room 
  • Relaxing outdoor terrace 
  • Private conference room 
  • Nail and hair salon 
  • Dog parks  

Recreational & Social Opportunities in Active Adult Living Communities 

You’ll have countless opportunities to have fun in active adult retirement communities. Your calendar will stay booked and busy with activities like: 

  • Tennis, golf, & softball league 
  • Game & card clubs 
  • Live entertainment 
  • Cocktail parties 
  • Community gardening 
  • Volunteering & community service  
  • Book clubs 
  • Computer, technology, and history classes 
  • Political discussions 
  • Offsite visits to shopping, local restaurants, wineries, and museums 

Wrap up 

Retirement is well-earned and should be well-lived. Active adult retirement communities have everything older adults need to enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. 

With its sense of community, luxury amenities, convenient services, and focus on health and wellness, you can make the most of your retirement years. 

Contact one of our friendly advisors with questions about active adult retirement living at Allegro Senior Living. 

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