With the Baby Boomer generation adding a tidal wave of active elders on the scene, it’s no surprise that retirement homes have been completely redesigned to make those golden years really shine. No longer are retirement homes only for the same old boring games, assembling jigsaw puzzles of lighthouses, and arranging flowers in the multipurpose room. Retirement homes are now designed for and by people who want their own community where they can live in comfort and have access to everything they need.
As the current generation retires and gets older, they’ve figured out that they are actually enjoying it, and want to live out the sunset of their years in style, in a great place with great people. Retirement home amenities can include laundry and housekeeping services, help with prescriptions and shopping, easy access to transportation and even the delivery of delicious meals. Residents might live in a private bedroom with a bathroom in a building surrounded by beautifully tended gardens and grounds.
Today’s seniors love to go cycling, hiking, and even skiing, and they have the attitude of lifelong learners who want to pursue physical and intellectual achievements. Combining the feel of small town life with a robust array of activities and social engagements, some residents of retirement communities get healthier when they move into their new place! Many retirement homes have pools and gyms, as well as fitness classes, dance classes, and wellness clinics and programs.
The security and safety of these communities, as well as 24-hour professional nursing staff and onsite health services like dental and physiotherapy, serve to make living at such places pretty dreamy. Seniors simply want more out of life, and they’ve learned that you can have security and peace of mind while also maintaining a rich, full lifestyle full of friends, family, fun, and fantastic times.