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What is an Active Adult Retirement Community?

Thursday Jun 30th, 2016


As an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA), I hear this question quite often: what is an active adult retirement community?

By definition, active adult communities are ideal for people 55+ who don’t want to be viewed as a senior in the traditional sense, but still want all the benefits of downsizing. Typically, these communities offer residents bungalow living or other accessible living arrangements, and provide more freedom and independence.

These types of communities are very popular with active adults. In fact, they are the biggest trend in retirement living in Canada, precisely because they are the most appealing. 

Residents get to live in a community with people who not only share their interests and passions, but also expose them to new and exciting opportunities. It’s a step away from the mundane burdens of living in a regular neighbourhood or suburb – an ideal choice for vibrant seniors!

Active adult communities provide an endless number of activities to help residents stay active, engaged and healthy. Some of these programs can include:

•    Golf courses 
•    Sports courts 
•    Swimming pools and spas
•    Fitness and wellness centers
•    Cycling and hiking
•    Dance classes 
•    Lawn bowling and shuffleboard
•    Scheduled tours and local events
•    Clubs and committees

Moving into an active adult living community also makes your life safer and easier than it used to be. Dedicated staff are ready to respond to any emergency should it arise and many residences are gated to increase overall security and peace of mind. In-house services, like personal laundry, housekeeping and general maintenance, make daily living much easier and far more enjoyable.

In a community such as this, your “golden years” are truly just that – golden! 

Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) offer a number of fabulous active adult communities. To learn more about downsizing your current home to transition into a new and vibrant retirement community, please feel free to contact me directly. 

The professional training and education that I received earning my Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) designation allows me to represent mature buyers and sellers who need someone that understands their special interests. Let’s work together to design a lifestyle that is meant to be enjoyed!

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