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Retirement Community in Michigan

Retirement Communities

retirementcommunityA Retirement Community or Active Adult Community is a great place for seniors that are still bustling with energy. Retirement Communities are designed to engage its residents in social activities, featuring apartments for individuals or couples and social areas where residents can interact with one another. Many of these communities offer extensive facilities, including swimming pools, golf courses, fitness clubs, dining facilities, and even hiking trails.

While many retirement communities have different offerings, the large number of retiring baby boomers and an increase in competition has given rise to a large number of communities that offer resort-like facilities and activities. Gone are the days of moving into a retirement community and slowing down, many of today’s retiring seniors have a passion for life that is reflected in these communities.

Benefits of a Michigan Retirement Community

Community Focus

The benefits of a retirement community are numerous, but the most important one can be found in the name – community. A person or couple moving in will be able to make friends with established residents, something that is not easy to do at their age. Having this social support in place is especially important for couples, if one of them were to fall ill or even pass away, they would be left surrounded by friends and people who can support them through such tough times.

Active Lifestyle if Desired

Another great reason to join a retirement community is to maintain or even develop an active lifestyle. There are ski-resort style communities that offer residents snoe-showing, cross-country and downhill skiing, even mountain biking! On the other hand there are retirement communities that are built around golf courses and include tennis courts and swimming pools. Whatever your choice of activity, there is bound to be a place that will be a match made in heaven.

Activities for the Not So Active

But what if you are no longer able to be active or are wheel chair bound? Not to worry! Nintendo’s Wii gaming system is all the rage amongst young children and their grandparents alike. Seniors can participate in a variety of Wii sports, though bowling is clearly the favorite. It gets the competitive juices flowing and gives community members a way to engage in an activity without having to travel anywhere.

Selecting a Retirement Community is not always easy. Parents Changing Spaces has helped place hundreds of individuals in the environment that best suits them. We base our recommendations on a variety of factors, including geographic area, personal needs, cost and our knowledge of the local Retirement Communities.

 
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