There are potentially several benefits of living in an over-55 community:
Health and wellbeing. Did you know that living in an over-55 community could boost your health and overall wellbeing? According to research by ARCO and ProMatura International, “residents in retirement communities stay healthier for longer, are more active, are less lonely and enjoy life more” compared to those who had not yet moved (but were considering making a move).
Access to facilities. Having a range of health, social and leisure facilities onsite can be much more convenient than having to travel to enjoy such facilities.
Social life. Living in an over-55 community puts you in close proximity with people your own age who might be especially keen to make new friends and integrate with their neighbours.
Simplified maintenance of your home. Living in over-55 communities often means that much of the repair and maintenance of your home is handled by the developer. There may even be well-maintained communal areas to enjoy, in contrast to having to maintain a large garden for example.
Personal safety. Some over-55 communities are gated, giving you a greater sense of safety, security and privacy compared to other housing options.
Support as your needs change. In some over-55 communities, personal care services are available for you to access should you find independent living no longer possible.