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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.