While a majority of seniors hope to be able to age in place, some retirees are starting to realize the many benefits of trading in their homes for 55+ communities. 55+ communities offer the benefits of having your own home combined with some perks specific to seniors that you wouldn’t get in just any community.
What is a 55+ Community?
The name communicates most of what you need to know. A 55+ community is a retirement community that’s limited to residents over the age of 55. The rules for different 55+ communities vary. In some, the 55+ rule is strictly followed, while others offer a little bit of leeway for spouses that are younger or younger family members that may want to live with you. Some bump the number up higher and only allow people who are 60, 62, or 65 or older to move in.
What they all have in common is an emphasis on seniors. The houses or apartments are built to be senior friendly. The amenities the communities include are chosen with seniors in mind. And any resident that considers a 55+ community can, of course, expect their neighbors to predominantly include other seniors.