The Modern Retirement Community: Debunking Myths and Embracing a Vibrant Lifestyle in Mississauga
Tuesday Jul 25th, 2023
As a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate (formerly an Accredited Senior Agent), mature buyers and their families often ask me, “What is life in a retirement community like?”
This is a great question and one I love answering because I find there are many preconceived notions about retirement community living.
Today’s retirement residences are unlike those we think of from decades ago. They are vibrant communities that offer mature buyers a fantastic lifestyle – one with many choices to suit their wants and needs.
A Lifestyle Tailored to You: Diverse Choices in Retirement Communities
No two retirement communities are alike – all offer different amenities, activities, dining options and suites. That’s why it’s essential to research all available options to find a community that meets your preferences, budget and care needs.
Your Private Oasis: Living Arrangements in Retirement Communities
Regarding living arrangements, retirement communities offer residents private suites that can come and go as they please. Some have a full kitchen, while others provide kitchenettes for snacks and light meals. Weekly housekeeping is often available, and more frequent cleaning and laundry services may also be provided.
Like any other house, you can furnish your space with furniture and treasured belongings and even host guests. Common areas are also available for your use and enjoyment. Most communities offer a lounge, library, hobby room, fitness area, billiards, garden or sunroom. These are significant areas to spend some time getting to know your neighbours.
Befriend Fellow Residents: Building Community Through Social Activities
And, speaking of neighbours, one of the most significant ways to be a part of your community is by participating in social and recreational activities. Many retirement communities offer walking clubs, fitness activities, special guests or lectures, movie nights, holiday events, game nights, gardening clubs, cooking sessions and many more varied activities hosted by the on-site recreation coordinators.
Dining Delights: A Culinary Experience in Retirement Communities
Meals are conveniently served in a central dining room with delicious menus offered throughout the day. Many retirement communities also have a liquor license, which allows you to enjoy wine with dinner or cocktails at other events. When attending a tour, I recommend that all of my buyers stay for a meal to understand the type of food available.
Embrace Your Surroundings: Convenient Locations for an Enriched Lifestyle
Many retirement communities are also centrally located near shops, restaurants, cafes and other amenities, allowing you to continue your lifestyle outside your new home.
Find Your Perfect Fit: Partnering with a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate in Mississauga
With so many options, a retirement community is out there to fit your preferences, budget and care needs. Working with a Lifestyle55+ Affiliate like myself can help you hone in on the communities that suit your lifestyle best.
For more information on retirement communities in Mississauga, please get in touch with me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative at Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage, to discuss your options. I love working with mature buyers to help them achieve a fantastic lifestyle!