Retirement communities, also called senior independent living communities, are designed to accommodate independent seniors with few medical needs. Residents living in retirement communities live in a variety of apartment sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, varying in each community. Retirement communities are for active residents who do not need the support or care that is usually provided by an Assisted Living community or Board & Care.
Retirement community costs vary widely based on whether an individual rents or purchases a unit, but most independent living communities require a monthly fee for services and activities. Some senior communities are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for low-income seniors, but waiting lists can take years to turn over.
The average cost per month for this type of residence ranges from $1000 to $3000.
Retirement communities are best for seniors in overall good health, usually age 55 and older, or 62 and older, who wish to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Active retirement communities, offer a place for seniors to live with organized social events and recreational activities. Many retirement communities offer classes such as dance, art, ceramics or woodworking. Other retirement communities are equipped with fitness facilities, golf courses, swimming pools and spas, laundry services, dining facilities, and have access to local transportation.
For further information on Retirement Communities or to locate a nearby community to your preferred location please contact our placement specialists