If you’re looking for the best options to include in your retirement plan, there’s no better place to start than choosing a community that encourages healthy lifestyle choices and plenty of fun leisure and recreational activities. If you’re 55 years or older, you can give yourself the best chance to get the most out of life by choosing an active adult community for your next home.

At Blythwood Homes, we specialize in building custom homes in active adult communities. Whether you’re considering moving into one of our new homes in the Niagara Region or are interested in learning more about what active adult communities offer, you’ll find everything you need right here on our website.

Before you contact us about what’s available in an active adult community in a location that’s perfect for you, take a look at these frequently asked questions to get all caught up on the benefits you’ll gain from working with our team:

What is an Active Adult Community?

Whether or not you’re already familiar with the active adult lifestyle, there’s a good chance you’ll benefit from a reminder of everything you’ll gain by joining one. Active adult lifestyle communities are designed to provide people who are 55+ with an ideal location to relocate for retirement.

These tend to be newly-built communities where every resident is interested in living in a safe, well-maintained location that offers plenty of recreation to help encourage healthy living. Because of their design, active adult communities promote excellent social and physical well-being and independent living through retirement. 

How Do Active Adult Communities Support Independent Living?

One of the most frequent concerns for seniors or those enjoying their retirement years is the ability to remain at home for as long as possible. Due to their focus on active and healthy lifestyle choices, along with the ensured accessibility to engaging social and physical activities, active adult communities help ensure that seniors stay healthier as they age.

While many factors contribute to one’s ability to live independently for a longer time, some of which are inevitably unknown and unavoidable, other choices can help provide you with the best chance of independent living possible.

It goes without saying that those looking to gain the best chance at living independently for as long as possible can only do so if they make choices that provide better health. Active adult communities make those choices easier than ever by providing convenient ways for seniors to enjoy the healthy activities they prefer most.

Can I Choose Custom Design Options?

A large part of ensuring you’ll be able to remain at home as you age involves choosing to live in a home that’s best suited for this vital stage in life. Besides living near amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle, you’ll also want to choose a home that brings you happiness and comfort while requiring minimal extra maintenance.

The best way to ensure you get to live in a home that’s perfectly suited to your needs, you’ll need the ability to decide what it will include. This means choosing a design that reflects your lifestyle choices and personal needs and offers easier mobility, such as a bungalow. If you want to ensure you’ll have the best options in your home, you should consider one of our customizable homes in an active adult community.

What Kinds of Recreation Can I Access?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the types of healthy leisure activities situation within or close to active adult communities tends to be those that seniors – or anyone – enjoy the most. These can include:

  • Strolling Downtown for a Pleasant Lunch
  • Golfing
  • Beaches
  • Hiking Trails and Nature Walks
  • Breakfast or Dinner Clubs
  • Boating and Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Visiting or Dining at Nearby Wineries

If you’re interested in whether a particular pastime that you enjoy might be easily accessed from your new home, you can contact our team at Blythwood Homes to inquire about other specific features available near any of our specific communities.

How Will I Maintain a New Home?

Since active adult communities cater to those above 55, they also include a few perks designed to make living easier as you age. One of the best adult lifestyle community perks is that such homes tend to require low maintenance and include options for professional maintenance services to handle the upkeep of your home. When your home is maintained by a professional, you’ll also gain the assurance of knowing it is looked after while you’re away on vacation.

Will I Live Near Good Neighbours?

Active adult communities encourage community interaction. When you’re moving to an adult lifestyle community that is populated with people that are of a similar age group as you and are looking to make the most out of their retirement years, it becomes easier to find positive social interactions.

This is vital because a vibrant social lifestyle is critical to one’s psychological well-being as one gets older when many people spend too much time alone. In this sense, an active adult lifestyle community is good for both your social and physical well-being – which is the best option you can get in ensuring good health as you age.

How Can I Buy a Home in an Active Adult Community?

Now that you know more about the stunning advantages that retirees get when they live in active adult communities, it is no surprise that you’ll want to know how you can gain access to one. If this is the case, you’ve already accomplished the most challenging part of finding the right company to work with and the right website to put you in touch with our team. 

The first step on your road to a satisfying and fulfilling retirement lifestyle involves contacting our team to get started on a property that’s perfectly suited to your needs. Once the plans for your new home are all in place, you can start downsizing your possessions and consider listing your current home.

As you continue to plan for retirement, you might also consider making changes to your new custom home that reflect those plans. Luckily, when you work with our team, you won’t be limited to a set floor plan or other design requirements. You can even visit your home while it is being constructed to ensure you’re getting what you envisioned.

Please contact our team at Blythwood Homes at blythwoodhomes.ca to find out more.

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