As an Accredited Senior Agent in Mississauga, I hear this question a lot: what is an active adult retirement community?
By definition, active adult communities are ideal for people 55+ who don’t see themselves as seniors in the traditional sense but want to downsize. Typically, they offer residents bungalow living or other accessible arrangements and provide freedom and independence.
As the name implies, these communities are very popular with active adults. They are the biggest trend in retirement living in Canada and the most appealing. Residents live in a social setting with people who share similar interests and passions. There are also many opportunities to make different friends, gain hobbies or learn new skills. It’s a step away from the mundane burdens of living in a regular neighbourhood or suburb and 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 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 life safer and more manageable. Dedicated staff are ready to respond to emergencies should they arise, and many residences are gated to increase overall security and peace of mind. In-house services, like personal laundry, housekeeping and general maintenance, simplify daily living and make it much more enjoyable.
In a community such as this, your golden years are just that – golden!
Mississauga offers several fabulous active adult communities. To learn more about downsizing to a 55+ retirement community, please feel free to contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative and Accredited Senior Agent at Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage.
The professional education I have received as an ASA allows me to represent mature buyers and sellers who need someone that understands their unique interests. Work with me to design a lifestyle that you will love!