If you’re a member of the Baby Boom generation, it probably won’t surprise you to know that the senior communities are readying themselves for you at a near frenetic pace. Just as boomers played a critical role in the counterculture, civil rights movement and feminism…they are having a drastic effect on the future of retirement living and senior communities.
Senior communities know Boomers want to age in place.
If you’re starting to look at senior communities, you may have heard the term “aging in place.” This can mean anything from the literal: staying in your lifelong home by bringing health care services to you in the form of in-home or nursing care, to moving to a community that provides in-home care services in a cottage or senior apartment, for example.
Multi-generational living appeals to Boomers.
City planners and real estate developers are taking advantage of the fact that lots of Boomers are reluctant to move to senior communities. They are looking to downsize and take up residence in a place like this planned community in New Orleans where the old and young live together in a mix of single-family homes, apartments, and senior housing.
Boomers are more active than ever.
Studies show that the Boomer generation continues to be active and vibrant, even as the leading edge of the generation reaches retirement and nears 70. Boomers are demanding more amenities to fit their active lifestyles. So, senior communities are obliging by developing communal living spaces with plenty of access to the outdoors, along with private outdoor space, particularly for the independent living care level.
The good news for members of the “me generation” who are nearing retirement is that there will be plenty of choices available to you, because senior communities are cropping up everywhere in anticipation of the increased demand. Country Meadows has begun construction on its newest community: Forks of Easton, PA. To find out more about our newest senior community, contact us today.