Posted: December 28, 2023
People look forward to retirement for various reasons, but many anticipate having time for leisure and relaxation, the opportunity to travel, and time to spend with family and friends. The downside to this new freedom from work is that it can be challenging to maintain a home, find someone to watch your house while you’re out of town, catch up with friends outside of work, and find easy access to activities. Many people aged 55 and older look to an active adult community to enjoy this new phase of life without the hassle of home maintenance.
As a resident of an active senior living community, you get to enjoy a beautiful, luxury apartment where you maintain your privacy and independence with the bonus of full-time staff to take care of all the details of daily life.
Retirement provides an opportunity to escape the demands and stresses of a traditional job. Many retirees look forward to a slower pace of life and reduced stress levels. The freedom to set one’s schedule and the flexibility to choose how to spend each day is a significant aspect of retirement. This autonomy allows individuals to pursue their interests and priorities.
Here are some reasons why such communities are often considered beneficial for older adults.
These communities often offer low-maintenance living options, including services like lawn care, exterior maintenance, and home repairs. This can be particularly appealing to older adults who want to simplify their lives and reduce the responsibilities associated with homeownership.
Bella Vita resident Sarah Rainey moved to the community after selling her condo in Aurora. Before moving to Bella Vita, Sarah enjoyed traveling all over the world—and she loves nothing more than sharing her fascinating travel stories with others. She saw many places, but her favorite place to visit was the Taj Mahal in India. In her leisure time, Sarah also loves to read, especially murder mysteries. Sarah loves having the extra time she’s gained at the community since she no longer has to deal with the maintenance that comes with owning a home. She just wants to relax at this time in her life.
Fellow travel lover and resident Richard Lampert took a cruise to Alaska with his daughter. The two explored the towns of Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. They also took a trip through Glacier Bay National Park along with other whale-watching and wildlife-viewing excursions. Father and daughter loved their time so much, they are considering another cruise—perhaps to the East Coast next time.
Before moving to Bella Vita, Deneene Benefield lived with her daughter Shannon, and before that, with her son, who is in the U.S. Navy. Although family is important to her, Deneene decided that she wanted to have her own space and friends, so a move to Bella Vita made sense. As a resident of the community, Deneene has plenty of time for socializing and enjoying her favorite pastimes, including listening to music and reading mysteries. She also likes to play golf and loves animals—and hopes to get a puppy soon!
Residents of 55-plus communities often share similar values, lifestyles, and priorities, which can contribute to a harmonious and supportive living environment. Age-restricted communities often have rules and regulations that cater to the needs of older adults, such as noise restrictions during certain hours, ensuring a peaceful and comfortable living environment. Many of these types of communities organize events, classes, and activities specifically designed for older adults. This can include fitness classes, educational programs, and social events, all of which are designed to promote an active and engaged lifestyle.
Dianne Doty moved into Bella Vita in April 2021. She was living in an assisted living community with her husband up until recently when he passed away. Since Dianne does not require assisted living, she wanted to live where she could meet friends and be more active. She appreciates art and likes doing arts and crafts and recycling greeting cards. Dianne walks up to 5 miles a day to stay physically fit, and she attends Bible study to strengthen her spiritual muscle.
According to resident Charlotte Myers, her life at Bella Vita leaves her plenty of time for adventures such as hiking. Charlotte and her family recently hiked the 8,123-foot summit of Wyoming’s Heart Mountain.
By choosing a 55-plus active adult community like Bella Vita, older adults get the best of both worlds. They get to enjoy an independent lifestyle and avoid the hassle of maintaining a home. They get to have their own apartment home in a secure community where they can enjoy alone time with plenty of opportunities to go out and socialize with their friendly neighbors when they want to. They are free to cook in their own kitchen or meet up with their peers at the community cafe instead. Best of all, they get to explore community living, which can make a person’s older years some of the most enriching.
Residents of Bella Vita can develop lasting friendships and an enduring sense of belonging. They can learn new skills and passions from like-minded neighbors that can bring fulfillment, joy, and immeasurable mental and physical health benefits. They have time for their hobbies and passions while also engaging in those of their neighbors.
Tucked into the quiet Village East neighborhood of Aurora, Bella Vita provides residents the time to do what is important to them. This secure, low-maintenance, active retirement community offers concierge services and convenient amenities for an all-inclusive monthly rental fee. Life at Bella Vita is beautiful—and easy. Contact us today to learn more about what our active adult community has to offer.