By Randy Yingger
* What are Active Adult Communities?
Active Adult Communities are specially designed communities
those who are age 55 and above. They are designed for a
lifestyle best suited to their age.
These are for couples who have no children living with them
anymore. They can enjoy living in this kind of community along
with other people in their own age group. Here there are two
three bedroom houses being offered to their community members.
These active adult communities feature a lot of facilities and
amenities that will cater to their favorite activities.
there are golf courses, clubhouses, parks, nature trails, and
places where they can enjoy retirement.
* What are Independent Living Communities?
Independent Living Communities, otherwise known as retirement
homes, are like condominiums and apartments where seniors and
retirees capable of living independently can stay with their
Here they can enjoy a lifestyle that is laidback and full of
recreation together with other seniors and retirees.
This kind of community offers security and the convenience of
community living while still being an independent person.
There are plenty of activities offered in this type of
community that help keep community members fit, alert and
* What are Continuing Care Retirement Communities?
Continuing Care Retirement Communities are a kind of community
wherein retirees and seniors can obtain three different levels
of community care programs. In continuing care retirement
communities, a senior or retiree can choose from 1)
living, 2) assisted living, and 3) nursing home care all
a single community.
For a one time or monthly fee basis, a retired person can
of a living quarters, meals, health care in different levels
the company of other seniors and retired persons.
* What are Assisted Living Communities?
Assisted Living Communities can be differentiated by the
different types of levels of assistance provided by the hosts
of the communities as well as the different kinds of living
units by their residents.
This is a community wherein retirees and senior citizen
residents live together and requires some assistance in their
everyday activities. Licensed and well-trained medical staff
are at hand to provide service and assistance to their
residents that either could not do their daily activity
independently due to old age or because of an illness or
* What are Nursing Care Facilities?
Nursing Care Facilities, or Nursing Homes, provide a living
community for senior citizens and retirees who need constant
daily care. Most states require a nursing care facility to
a license. They are expected to meet federal requirements such
as having licensed and well-trained medical attendants.
Advanced aged residents can avail of medical attention all
As well, they can live with other people with their same
condition and enjoy daily activities that can keep them
physically and mentally active.
* What are golf retirement communities?
As its name implies, a Golf Retirement Community is a living
community wherein a golf course is centered. Retirees and
senior citizens who love the game of golf get a chance to play
the game they adore everyday.
This kind of community is designed to cater to the needs of
those who are advanced in age and want to live in a community
among their peers. Many amenities are available that do not
only cater to golfing. They can enjoy other activities such as
card playing, swimming, exercising and more.
This type of community offers different housing plans such as
two door houses or apartment type living quarters.
* What are RV retirement communities?
RV retirement communities are where senior citizens or
live in RVís or Recreational Vehicles that are parked in
designated areas. RV Communities have permanent structures and
facilities wherein residents can avail of many services such
recreation, medical and other physical activities.
A couple or single senior retiree can enjoy living
independently in his RV but still get the attention he needs.
Living with other retirees in their own RVís cuts the cost of
renting housing facilities or buying a home.
* What are rental retirement communities?
Rental retirement communities allow you to live in a community
where you do not have an obligation to purchase a property.
can enjoy retired life to the fullest in a community where
like-minded people can take pleasure in living in a community
where they can get to do what they like.
A rental retirement community lets you live in a community
where there are a various choices of living conditions. From
luxurious villas to studio type apartments, you can stay as
long as you want when you want it. You can take advantage of
services like independent living, assisted living and nursing
About The Author: Randy Yingger is a regular contributor to
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