Active Adult Lifestyles
By: Kim Young
Retirement communities of today are nothing like retirement communities of the past. What some used to think of as old folks homes are now 55+ Active Adult communities or retirement resorts.
There are a variety of reasons a 55+ homeowner would be interested in an active adult community. A few of them include:
Low Maintenance – Most communities take care of all exterior home maintenance, including landscaping, thus leaving residents free to relax and enjoy all those activities they’ve been too busy for in the past.
Social Opportunities – Activity centers are usually staffed with social and travel directors who coordinate fun activities ranging from European vacations to Bunco night. There are clubs and classes that cater to just about every interest. Community members regularly get together for wine tastings, game nights and parties.
Fitness & Wellness – Fitness tailored to your age and ability, group workouts and state of the art fitness equipment all conveniently located close to home makes staying in shape fun. Many fitness centers include spa facilities, swimming pools, game courts and beauty salons.
Safety & Emergency – Most retirement communities are handicap accessible, gated and may employ round-the-clock security. Emergency call buttons, pull-cords and trained personnel available 24/7 are available features in many communities.
Transportation – Keep the golf cart for zipping around the neighborhood but sell or store the gas guzzler, cancel your car insurance; save your money for traveling and let the community driver do the driving.
Today’s health conscious adults are fit, living healthy lifestyles, and looking for resort style amenities that cater to 55+ active adults. In San Antonio there are several communities to choose from.