Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

As a retiree looking for a place to settle in your golden years, you’ve probably heard or read about the increasing population in North Carolina’s cities such as Cary, Raleigh and especially Charlotte, the ‘Queen City’. For both young families and the older...

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

The Queen City of the state has experienced a new phenomenon in recent years: not only retirees, but now young families have found a jewel nestled in the Piedmont region, conveniently located between the Appalachian mountains and the beautiful white sands of the North...

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

If you clicked this article, maybe you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina. This beautiful state has something for everyone, and in the last decade has seen a significant increase in its population due to its high quality and serene living, perfect for...

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Picture yourself waking up to the glistening reflection of the sun on the lake surface. The crisp morning air fills your lungs as you step out of bed and the chirping of the birds and the soft waves of the lake escort your steps as you drink the first sip of hot...

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

For many retirees, these are the months of the year when the magic happens: loved ones come from all over the country to visit and the house is filled with warm smiles and laughter and the smells of freshly-cooked food and spices.  However, the activities of a retiree...

save money living in an Active Adult Community

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

Specialized care, a wide range of amenities, tailored recreation and home maintenance taken care of for you not only sound attractive, but they also sound expensive. Living in an Active Adult Community is often associated with high costs and numerous fees in exchange for the commodities it offers.

While it’s true that most retirement communities entail additional fees for services and commodities provided, the cost depends on numerous factors, like the geographic area, the type of housing, utilities, services and more. To get a better idea, try comparing your current housing expenses; not just monthly expenses such as cable and internet, but also housekeeping supplies, property taxes, food, healthcare, transportation, repairs and more. You may find that a retirement community is not as expensive as you first thought and the investment in the quality of life and happiness is worth it. To help you make up your mind, take a closer look at what you’re paying now and compare it to the perks of living in a retirement community. 

Retirement communities provide additional budget-wise advantages that are often overlooked but can be the deciding factor when it comes to making the final decision:

  • This kind of living promotes an active lifestyle and provides a range of facilities dedicated to sports and physical activity. The convenient location near your home and the social environment that promotes group activities are bound to create habits that take a positive turn for your health and therefore are likely to minimize health expenses and save money in the future.
  • Most Active Adult communities provide transportation, cleaning and laundry services, on-site dining and other home maintenance services. Without even noticing, you might be saving money for services that you would require in your current housing anyways. By leaving the heavy lifting in the hands of professionals, you decrease the probability of accidents and consequent health expenses.
  • Access to amenities such as golf courses and swimming pools very close to your home are not only more convenient but also allow you to avoid driving long distances to do exercise. The same goes for medical care. Living in a retirement community offers facilities very close to home with specialized care for 55+ adults which, in the long run, can help save money on gas costs.
  • Houses and apartments in retirement communities are specifically designed to suit your needs. Handrails and non-slip surfaces are placed where they are most needed and if, for example, a walker or wheelchair is needed, it’s one less thing you have to think about spending on to modify your own house. 

 

Contact us to receive information about the advantages of living in a Corbinton 55+ active community in North Carolina. We look forward to helping you.