As you transition into an active retirement life, you may find that your family home is just too big for you and your spouse or significant other. You are using fewer rooms since the kids moved out and you might be thinking this is the time to make a fresh start. A start with you in mind.
What defines an active adult lifestyle community?
Adult lifestyle communities aren’t so different from other residential communities. Aside from their age requirements, most are designed with a retirement-friendly lifestyle in mind.
These communities can be comprised of single-family houses, condominiums, or townhomes, with units that are owned by the resident. Often, this type of community will be built near shopping, restaurants, parks, and other attractions, since residents are still eager to live an active lifestyle into their retirement years.
Also, unlike some other senior living options, active adult communities do not have on-site dining facilities for residents, nor do they provide any type of healthcare services. However, these communities are conveniently located close to hospitals and other medical facilities.
In a nutshell, these communities exist for people who not only share your interests and passions, and who will also expose you to new and exciting opportunities and become great friends along your journey.
Benefits these communities have to offer with you in mind:
Active living at its best:
An active adult community will provide you with many opportunities to get exercise, socialize, and stay sharp into your retirement years. In addition to the many amenities like pools and fitness centers, these communities’ residents will often organize social events, clubs, volunteer groups, and other ways to stay active and involved. Residents can also enjoy keeping an active lifestyle, travelling or volunteering.
A sense of community:
Opportunities to make friends with other like-minded people: When you move someplace new, there’s something to be said for having a conveniently located group of potential friends. In active adult communities, residents are all pretty much in the same place in life, having worked hard for many years, raised a family, and now looking to enjoy a relaxed retirement, so it is easy to find people with whom you have much in common and wonderful friendships can result.
No need to be retired:
Although Adult Lifestyle communities are commonly referred to as “retirement communities,” there’s no need to leave your present job to live here. That’s what makes living in one of these communities so unique.
Location, Location, Location:
These communities are built with you in mind and a great location is key.
Many are conveniently located close to recreation centres, golf courses, and all the amenities to make the most of your experience. Shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, museums, libraries, medical offices, hospitals, parks, walking trails, and entertainment, are all part of the careful thought and planning that goes into building an Adult Lifestyle Community.
Living in the Villages of Sally Creek Adult Lifestyle community in Woodstock.
The city of Woodstock has a historic downtown centre with boutiques, a farmer’s market and restaurants. Shopping malls, big-box stores and supermarkets are also nearby. Woodstock General Hospital, Woodstock Library, Woodstock Art Gallery, and highways 401 and 403 are easily accessible.
The Villages of Sally Creek is a master planned community located on 230 acres of rolling hills, nestled in the northwest corner of Woodstock, Ontario. Located with 30 minutes of London, Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo. Residents can remain in the same community as their lifestyles evolve.
Sunlight Heritage Homes -The Villages of Sally Creek provides something for everyone, including a fully-equipped community center with an indoor pool, sauna, exercise facilities, and greenhouse solarium. The games room, library and computer lab, crafts room and workshops are available on site and exclusive to the residents here within the adult lifestyle neighbourhood of the Villages. There is also the conjoining Sally Creek Golf Course, which opened in the fall of 2008 and provides an enjoyable and challenging golf opportunity for all golfers. Check out sallycreekgolf.com
Something for everyone
Walking trails throughout the Villages and nearby parks make a perfect playground for all families. Taking scenic strolls, jaunting out on a bike tour or engaging in an easy-going ski venture, these well-maintained nature paths are part of the beauty evident at The Villages of Sally Creek and the surrounding area.
Quality & Luxury
Two distinct options are available at The Villages of Sally Creek. Sunlight Heritage Homes offers Bungalow/townhomes with a walk-out basement and detached bungalow designs on 50-foot lots.