Stay at a retirement community to feel super at sixty!
Even today in India, many seniors are living happily with children or family members, but there are many others who lack support find themselves lonely and unwanted. It is also not safe for elderly to live all alone in our cities in view of urban crimes we read about. There has also been a change in mindset of middle-class urban elderly of today who have the purchasing power, the will to spend and a desire to live full and independent lives.
Even in the sunset years, it is possible to age gracefully in a retirement community by living with like-minded individuals in a salubrious location and pollution-free environment. Here not only are basic needs attended-to but also other much-needed services like security, healthcare, socialization and wellness. The community lives like an extended family and has regular group activities like picnics, sports events as well as celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries and festivals.
Facilities provided in retirement home communities…
Major features of these complexes are fully-furnished flats and cottages, landscaped outdoors, lawns, dining facility, medical care and ambulance, club house, library, gym, swimming pool, yoga & wellness facilities, maintenance services, round-the-clock security etc. Homes have seniors-friendly features like grab rails and anti-skid tiles in toilets, video door security system with intercom, big-sized switches, wall-mounted night lamps, emergency response system and so on.
How does any senior proceed in this regard?
As a senior citizen, if you are want live your golden years to the fullest by living in a retirement community, you can approach the builders listed in Resources below, who are active in this field. With over 100 million seniors in India already and with numbers rising every year, many projects are getting launched every year.
Alternatively, in case of completed projects you can consider purchasing home from a present owner who wants to sell. Do note that in retirement communities, resale too can only be made to a senior citizen.