Sometimes it’s a challenge to precisely define what an active adult community is. It’s not just “active adults.” Some call it 55-plus, 55 or better, age-qualified, age-restricted, age-targeted, active lifestyle, service-enriched, or non-assisted. However you prefer to define it, the lifestyle has become synonymous with a ‘light’ version of senior independent living.
With people living longer and healthier lives, statistics show that the average age of people moving into independent living facilities has gone up from the mid-80s to late 80s and early 90s. The numbers demonstrate that those that are in their mid-50s to mid-80s want to maintain their healthy, active lifestyles. They are increasingly choosing to put off senior housing and move to a community like Soleil Laurel Canyon instead. The demographic wants to, at the very least, maintain, but better yet, enhance their lifestyle in an aging-friendly environment.
The majority of those that move to independent living communities typically do so out of necessity, not because they want to. These are the types of senior communities that offer such services as skilled nursing and memory care. But today, those people that are in their mid-50s to late 80s don’t need that type of care yet. They would rather maintain their autonomy and have ready access to the outside world. They prefer to continue to enjoy life in a fun and vibrant environment where they can take advantage of social activities and engage in other lively activities. Gone are the days of shuffleboard and bridge games. Today, this demographic’s top three favorite amenities are a pool, a fitness center, and trails for walking and biking.
One of the biggest draws for these active baby boomers is to live in a home where they can age in place easily. From little details, like zero-entry showers and comfort-height commodes, to bigger things, like home security and maintenance-free landscaping — an active adult community like Soleil is the perfect place to live the (albeit earlier) golden years of life. That interim between age 55+ and the late 80s can, and should, be full of fun and vibrancy. Better yet, it should be with like-minded neighbors and friends who enjoy resort-style living.
Does this sound like you? If so, you owe it to yourself to visit Soleil. There’s no need to research assisted care facilities. Those that are age 55+ still have plenty of life to live! Consider it a second childhood in the autumn of your life. You can make it incredible. Start planning your visit today.