What an easy transition … moving from home to active senior communities. It's simply home from home. From a bigger, older, more dilapidated, what I wanted 20 years ago home to a smaller, newer, what I want now home.
For many people this change will not be for financial reasons but for the lifestyle opportunities.
Why Active Seniors relocate
It's a great time to dump some baggage and start living as you've always dreamed of. Plus convenience to the 1st tee, bridge partners, country club resources and health spa all within a short distance seems just right!
Active senior communities come with a variety of lifestyle packages … limited only by your budget and interests.
Types of communities
From urban apartment living for those people who desire convenience to the theatre, shows, shopping and all the benefits of vibrant city living.
This all starts with a luxurious city apartment. Fitted out with the highest quality finishes and all the modern features that one can expect. With social and recreational areas, health gyms and spas … all modern conveniences just a finger touch away.
Then there are the coastal estates infused with tranquillity and charm and with weather tempered by gentle sea breezes. Many of these coastal estates are located in most pristine natural environments on the planet.
Warm crystal clear waters; sculpted granite boulders, coral reefs and indigenous forests, vegetated sand dunes and magnificent marinas make these locations unique. With park like gardens, natural streams, and lakes, and direct beach access.
Golf and equestrian estates
Many of the golf and equestrian estates are perfectly suited to active senior communities. Gated communities offering security and privacy and uniquely defined by intimate seclusion and world class facilities.
Incorporating nature reserves many of these resorts are home to indigenous wildlife, birdlife and local flora – a nature lovers delight!
Located in so many places of the world the choices are anything from cliff-side beach panoramas to inland links where you can golf or ride like never before. A place you never want to leave.
Lifestyle and nature estates
Lifestyle and nature estates are fast becoming the perfect place to escape for calm, tranquility and breathtaking beauty.
Incorporating everything game farms to trout farms - from sea to mountains the peace and quiet of these ultimate active senior communities is unparalleled
Secure estates with walkways and paths set among landscaped, indigenous gardens, offering luxury living of the highest standard. These contemporary-designed estates are designed to minimise their ecological impact and incorporate many water and energy efficient features like solar heating and rain water harvesting.
Eco-reserves offer another opportunity to own a unique and diverse lifestyle experience. Truly celebrating the diversity of the area. Whether a rich population of fauna and flora or the unique picturesque or geographic features of the location. With 18 hole championship golf courses designed by some of the great masters of the game, like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, as well as classic designers like Pete Dye, raw real estate is turned into sensitively integrated recreational masterpieces.
Or possibly you have dreamed of living on a secure wine estate with distant ocean views and surrounded by mountains, and olive groves ... and drinking your own vintage every year?
Or a trout farm nestled in the foothills on the edge of a spectacular nature reserve over looked by majestic mountains. Could this be your perfect active senior community escape for peace, tranquillity and breathtaking beauty?
Many of these resorts offer holistic health care centres with treatment rooms available to visiting doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists, biokineticists, beauticians and chiropractors. Incorporating a total health experience that includes diet, education, sports and physical training, as well as saunas and massages.
The Ultimate Active Senior Community?
The following description condenses the concept of what is included in ideal active senior communities. This one is in Argentina.
"But there wasn't a polo field, so we're putting a couple in our resort, which is called La Estancia de Cafayate. We're also putting in 40 miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails, an 18-hole, world-class golf course, tennis courts, a lap pool, a Gold's-type gymnasium, and a spa.
The clubhouse will have everything from a cigar bar, to a billiards room, to a library, to a bocce ball court, to a quiet place where you can play chess.
I don't think we've missed a single element, providing what a civilized person could want. We've got about 200 acres of grapes, so all the home owners will get their own allotment of wine. Grapes are very aesthetic, which is the big thing, but we want to keep running costs as close to zero as possible - and they're a big help."
Epitomised by the above many of these active senior communities look like making your own choice of heaven on earth!