Living in a community with a wide variety of neighbors with different lifestyles, ages, interests, and family structures can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. Everyone loves meeting their neighbor’s new baby for the first time, stopping by a summer block party full of local families, or learning more about a young new friend over coffee just a few houses down from yours.
Once you reach a certain age, however, you may find certain downsides to living near families that don’t keep the same hours or maintain the same lifestyle as you. Loud parties well into the night, shouting children in nearby backyards, or a constantly crying baby across the street are just some of the common occurrences in typical neighborhoods that can start to wear on you.
Are you finding that as you age, you’re craving a quiet community with like-minded people? How about a unique neighborhood with more of the activities you love and not just amenities catered to young families, like playgrounds and soccer fields? You’re not alone, and the community you’re dreaming of really does exist. It’s a 55+ community.
Find Your Home with True Connection Communities
If you’ve never heard of a 55-and-over community, you’re in for a treat. These neighborhoods are specially designed with people like you in mind. With lots of desirable amenities to enjoy as well as proximity to all the entertainment, shopping, and eateries you could need, you’ll be able to enjoy your golden years exactly how you want to.
True Connection Communities was founded on the importance of community and connection. That’s why we offer more than a dozen 55-and-over communities throughout the U.S. specially designed for the active senior who desires a lifestyle full of fun and excitement and an easy way to connect with others who share similar interests and experiences.
What Is a 55+ Community?
A 55-and-older community is exactly what it sounds like—a specialized neighborhood designed to cater to the lifestyles and needs of residents who are 55 or older. They’re famous for their distinct sense of community and camaraderie and the many desirable amenities that they provide. These communities are best for residents who desire a neighborhood full of similar people in age and lifestyle.
Can Family Members Visit 55-Plus Communities?
Family members of all ages are allowed to visit their relatives in 55-and-over communities. In fact, many communities actively encourage visits from the grandkids with kid-friendly activities and events. Just make sure to clear it with your community if your young family members plan to stay for an extended period.
Who Is the Best Candidate for 55-and-Over Communities?
True Connection Communities are designed for seniors seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. Our 55 plus communities give older adults the freedom to connect more closely with family and friends and engage in exciting new adventures.
Consider a 55-and-older community if you are retired or of retirement age and relate to any of the following:
- Looking for new friends
- Looking for a safe community
- Desire to pursue new hobbies and/or interests
- Remain physically active
- Interested in dining out, shopping, and entertainment
- Want a maintenance-free lifestyle
Though these are some of the top reasons folks decide to move to a 55-and-older community, there are many more distinct draws and a host of exciting benefits.
Benefits of Living in 55-and-Over Communities
Before we dive into all of the benefits that residents of 55+ communities receive, it’s important to highlight one overarching benefit: the ability to maintain an active retirement.
Though many people look forward to kicking their feet up and catching up on some much-needed relaxation in retirement, some don’t. Instead, certain groups start to crave the busy schedule and a sense of purpose they once had in the workplace or raising their family within just a few years or even months. That is where the concept of active retirement comes in. It’s designed specifically for adults and seniors who do not want to be idle or inactive despite being retired.
Having an active retirement means much more than just keeping up your physical health and fitness as much as possible during your golden years. It means maintaining a regular social calendar, seeing family members regularly, diving into a hobby or interest, or prioritizing travel like never before—any combination of things that keeps you having fun, feeling good, and enjoying your retirement.
With True Connection Communities, active retirement is what we do best. Our residents enjoy an exciting and varied lifestyle where there’s always something to do, a friend to see, and good times to have. Ready to learn more about the specific amenities that our 55-and-over communities provide?
True Connection Communities offers a variety of amenities to suit seniors looking for an active and engaged lifestyle. Though every 55-and-older community is unique, our purpose at True Connection Communities is to make your life as enjoyable as possible through a host of desirable amenities, including:
- A fully-equipped fitness center
- Plentiful outdoor space for walking and picnicking
- On-site salon
- A luxurious pool
- Designated pet zones for furry friends
- Library, media room, computer rooms
- A schedule of live entertainment
- A creative studio for arts and crafts
- Open atriums
- Billiard rooms
- And much more
In addition to all these amazing features, you get a variety of dining options when moving to True Connection Communities.
Tell us, did you ever imagine living in a community with a team of gourmet chefs at your disposal? Well, start imagining it! Many of our communities provide just that and more—just take a look at Verena at Gilbert. This premier 55-plus community provides gourmet meals to residents and offers proximity to Gilbert’s best restaurants and shops.
Though your community’s amenities can provide for most needs and wants, you also have the option to visit nearby eateries, shopping areas, golf courses, and more.
If you feel like taking a day to explore the city, hop in your car and spend the day out and about. Don’t feel like driving? Take advantage of complimentary transportation provided by True Connection Communities. That way, you can enjoy the city without having to park or drive in traffic.
Opportunities to Socialize and Meet New Friends
As you settle into your new 55+ community and take advantage of all the amenities at your disposal, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to develop relationships with others who share your interests. Join an art class, a yoga session, or a movie night, and you’ll see that friendships come naturally!
Residents of True Connections 55-and-over communities also enjoy a variety of community-sponsored events. One of these is Forever Young Week, a joyous occasion that allows residents to share their stories of love openly, connect over shared experiences, and even renew their vows with their spouse in an intimate ceremony if they choose.
A Sense of Peace and Quiet
Many of our residents choose 55-and-over communities specifically for the sense of moving from louder neighborhoods or busy cities, and they’re not disappointed. Our 55 plus communities provide you with luxury homes with all the comforts of a simple life, beautiful gardens and landscaping, and easy access to outside amenities.
Though you’ll enjoy a peaceful and serene existence in a 55-and-older community, that doesn’t mean your neighborhood will be boring by any means! The amenities, events, and outdoor spaces will keep you and your friends occupied and provide an exciting backdrop for visiting family members.
Built-in Maintenance and Support
Our maintenance team makes it easy for residents of 55-and-over communities to focus on the fun of retirement. Are your home upkeep tasks keeping you from enjoying your golden years with your family and friends? Or, are you planning a trip? The onsite maintenance staff at your 55+ community will be able to handle those logistics for you, allowing you to spend your time as you wish. Our team will maintain your home in the meantime, so you can simply lock and leave without worry.
We make it easy to get in touch with your community’s maintenance team, so you’ll never be kept waiting long for anything you need.
Keeping track of home payments, insurance, taxes, utilities and more can be a hassle. Luckily, our 55-and-over rental communities make renting a home incredibly easy by bundling your costs into one monthly fee that includes many services. That makes handling your expenses more effortless and more straightforward than ever. With all that smoothed out, you get to spend more time and energy on things you enjoy.
Though each community is different, we’ve provided a handy cost comparison worksheet to help you determine whether renting your home with True Connection Communities is right for you. Feel free to download this worksheet and compare for yourself.
Easily Maintain an Active Retirement with 55-and-Over Communities
Having a sense of closeness and community with your neighbors is essential for anyone. Still, it can most dramatically improve the quality of your active retirement if you’re a senior citizen. Plus, who wouldn’t want to live in a neighborhood explicitly designed with them in mind?
You’ll find that the easy access to great amenities, social events, and closeness to shops, entertainment, and nightlife will make it difficult to imagine what retirement would have been like without your 55+ community. Ready to find a 55+ community in your area? Contact us at True Connection Communities today.