Active adult communities have grown in popularity in recent years as healthcare has improved and life expectancies have increased. But what is an active adult community? These age-restricted communities are by no means senior living or assisted living communities. Rather, they are intended for adults 55 and older who want to continue to live independently — but with less hassle and more fun than if they were to remain in a traditional home. Active adult communities may comprise single-family or patio homes, townhouses, active adult apartments, condos, or mobile homes. But no matter what type of housing is offered in an active adult community, they offer a variety of great benefits to anyone age 55 and up.
1. Build Friendships
One of the top benefits of living in an active adult community is the opportunity to make friends and maintain a social calendar with others of the same age. After all, not only does having friends improve your quality of life, but research has shown that maintaining a thriving social calendar as you age also has numerous health benefits, including increased cognitive function and lower risks for heart disease, obesity, depression, and more.
2. Just the Right Amount of Living Space
Adult communities can be a great option if you’re looking to downsize or you want to ensure your home provides a step-free and easy-access floorplan. You can choose just the right amount of square footage for your new lifestyle — no more having to clean empty extra bedrooms or worry about heating and cooling living space you no longer use.
3. Live Maintenance Free
Having to worry about things like lawn and garden care — as well as unpredictable home appliance repair — can be overwhelming. Adult communities take care of those things for you, allowing you to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle so you have more time to focus your energy on things that matter most, like spending time with friends and family or organizing that once-in-a-lifetime trip that you finally have the time for.
4. Access Amazing Amenities
If you’ve ever wanted to experience resort-style living daily, luxury senior apartments might be for you. With senior apartment amenities including things like state-of-the-art fitness centers, tennis courts, clubhouses for social gatherings, golf courses, fireside patios and kitchens, and even on-site spas, it can feel like you’re on vacation every day.
5. Safety and Security
Finally, it’s important to feel safe and secure no matter where you live. Age-targeted communities usually feature well-lit parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and common walkways and may even have security guards walking the grounds to make you feel extra safe. You’ll also have the added peace of mind of knowing that neighbors are always nearby to help if something happens.
Start Your Next Adventure With CORT
Moving to an active adult community for the first time is thrilling — and also a bit daunting. After all, you’ll likely be downsizing and getting rid of belongings you’ve had for years. That’s where CORT Furniture Rental can help. At CORT, we like to turn a space into a home. Our furniture rental packages allow you to rent stylish furniture for your entire home — giving you a chance to start fresh in your new community.
After you choose a furniture package, you can pick the delivery date and our professional delivery team will set up your furniture. No heavy lifting is required from you! Then, when you no longer need the furniture, you can schedule a pick-up, and our crew will take the furniture away to make room for whatever is next for you. Start fresh in the active adult community you’ve selected by choosing CORT as your furniture partner!