Active Lifestyle Communities – Can I bring my pet?

It’s important to continue to live a lifestyle in your retirement that you’ve grown accustomed to, and by that we mean a life with your pet(s).


One of the first questions many retirees ask before making their move is if the active adult community is pet friendly. More builders have taken note of the increase in pet owners. There are adult lifestyle communities across the country that welcome pet lovers and offer amenities like parks and open spaces that cater to their furry friend. While many age-restricted communities have different rules when it comes to pets.

If you’re a pet owner and considering moving to a retirement community, there are several factors to consider:

  • Do the living spaces have enough room to accommodate pets?
  • Are there safe grounds to take the pets for a walk?
  • Are the premises well lit?
  • What kind of pets are permitted, and how many can I have?
  • Is there a size restriction on the pet?
  • Is a pet deposit required? If so, how much and is it refundable?
  • Is there an additional monthly fee for having a pet?
  • What veterinary care services are required before I may bring a pet?
  • Is a vet located nearby?

At the Villages of Sally Creek, we welcome pets. We are a pet friendly community with plenty of green space, trails, and amenities to keep your pet active and those tails wagging.

For more information, please visit us at MySallyCreek.com

Active Lifestyle Communities “Hidden Costs”

Clarify the costs of living in the community.


Some adult lifestyle communities require you to purchase a membership to live there, which can be expensive. There will usually be costs associated with community management, upkeep for your home, landscape, and possibly other expenses. The more services offered, or the more exclusive the community, the more costly it is to live there. It is essential to choose a community that works with buyers.

When considering moving to an Active Adult Lifestyle Community or other senior living options, the costs can range vastly depending on the type of living and level of care you are seeking.

At the Villages of Sally Creek, there are no hidden costs. You own your home, therefore there are no costly condo or maintenance fees. In fact, when you purchase a home with Sunlight Heritage Homes you will automatically receive a one-year membership free at the Sally Creek Recreation Centre.

For more information, please visit us at MySallyCreek.com

Active Lifestyle Communities: Community Involvement

One of the biggest benefits that 55+ communities offer is the community part. You have a built-in network of peers right there in the neighborhood that work together to advocate certain causes, such as the preservation of nature and character of the community in which they live.

Some of the ways 55+ communities can help build a sense of community are:

  • Connecting residents to their environment by fostering a sense of engagement within the community.
  • Setting up daily, weekly and monthly special activities that encourage sharing and fostering interests such as religion, hobbies, and games.
  • Resident-organized gatherings, group outings, bus trips, and community dinners are also great activities that promote a sense of pride.
  • Searching for opportunities to get involved in surrounding communities allows residents to partner with area brick-and-mortar organizations such as churches, schools, and hospitals. Residents can gain a sense of worth by being able to give back in ways such as tutoring, teaching and mentoring.

Additionally, many families worry about their loved ones living alone as they age. Sometimes the decision to move to assisted living is as much about that fear as any day-to-day needs a senior has. 55+ communities help address that fear. When you know your loved one lives around other seniors that know them and all keep an eye out for each other, those concerns evaporate.

For more information about 55+ Communities, check out our blog

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55+ Active Lifestyle Golf Community, please visit:  The Villages of Sally Creek