Most senior apartments require residents to be at least 55 years old. You may have heard the term 55+ senior living community or maybe you heard someone reference 'apartments for seniors'. On the surface it seems pretty straight forward – an age-restricted community of people that are at least 55 years old – but what else is there to know?
There are multiple benefits to living in an age-restricted community, but they are for everyone?
Your neighbors are your peers. You'll be living near other people similar in age to you and similar in terms of their stage in life. Ideally, that means you'll be around loads of people you have something in common with, people you can interact, socialize, and enjoy life with.
Activities and events. Many
55 plus communities work specifically to promote an active lifestyle
by offering a full schedule of events and activities for residents.
These events will help you get to know your neighbors, and cater to
every interest from softball and swimming to book clubs and other
special interest groups.
One of the most onerous restrictions has to do with
the age limit most 55+ communities, even more lenient ones, will not
allow anyone under the age of 55 to come live with you. This may be
something you want to consider if you want your grandchildren to
come visit for a long period of time or let an adult child move in
55 plus apartment communities can be a great move for some people. But before you decide, visit in person to make sure the community's rules and financial policies work for you. Talk to residents to get honest answers about what it's like to live there and get a sense of how friendly your neighbors will be.
Put in the research ahead of
time, an you re likely to get the information you need to make the
right choice for you.
Elder Options of Texas
All Rights Reserved
DISCLAIMER: Links to other websites or references to products, services or publications do not imply the endorsement or approval of such websites, products, services or publications by Elder Options of Texas. The determination of the need for senior care services and the choice of a facility is an extremely important decision. Please make your own independent investigation.