Lifestyle Communities are the new Retirement Homes

February 1, 2016

The thought of a retirement home has commonly brought up images of ugly wallpaper and knitting in rocking chairs. Well guess what? Times are changing! With the retirement age getting higher and lifespans longer, demand for Lifestyle communities is growing.

The baby boomer generation has changed the expectation of retirement living with their youthful attitude. Baby boomers want their own low-maintenance homes and the flexibility to be able to lock-and-leave and to travel whenever they like. Once the kids have flown the coop, a lot of couples feel idle with a large empty home. Selling up and moving to a likeminded community is often a very appealing option.

Strong bonds are formed

When asked, residents at Palm Lake Resorts often say their favourite part of living in a lifestyle community is the friends they make. Community living is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals. Golf days are not uncommon, and with organised weekly and monthly events it really strengthens the community spirit.

Independence AND peace of mind

The next best thing is the independence that residents feel in comparison with the more traditional retirement homes. Retirement homes are often a single building where people reside in suites together. The beauty of retirement villages and lifestyle communities is that you own your own home, meaning you are free to decorate as you please. Family and friends are welcome to visit and you can often have pets which can make all the difference.

Another bonus is that lifestyle communities aren’t exclusive to retirees. With many residents still working or volunteering, it’s a great way to simplify your lifestyle and maximise free time. The convenient amenities, increased security, and an abundance of activities make this much more possible and gives peace of mind to Home Owners.

Activities are endless

Another reason people enjoy living in a lifestyle community is the youthful feel it offers for home owners. A wide range of activities and facilities means that home owners are never bored and are easily able to keep fit and active. With retirement comes more spare time to do the things that you love. Retirement communities make this possible with things like yoga, tennis, trivia nights, karaoke and much more!

If you just want to get away for the day, these communities are often positioned in beautiful surrounds. Take Palm Lake Resort Bargara for example. This resort is perfectly situated just a 15 minute stroll from the local beach and parks.