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he Pew Research Center says from 2011
through 2030 roughly 10,000 baby boomers
will reach retirement age every day. Other
studies reveal that there are 115 million baby boomers—
age 65 and older— living in the U.S. this year. Forbes
magazine has even labeled Atlanta (home to many millennials) as America’s most rapidly aging city.
Yet just mention the words “retirement home” and
watch the reaction of most people under the age of 55.
Visions in their minds flash to tapioca pudding and
endless Bingo games. But the newest wave of luxury
retirement homes are anything but typical, offering
delicious cuisine and as many activities as youth
summer camp. In fact, many of today’s retirement
communities are being described as “a luxury
hotel and country club rolled into one that
offers long term care, should the need arise.”
That is good news for most retirees who
find the idea of spending their days in a retirement home pretty dispiriting. Many
worked hard their entire adult life and
want to live somewhere new and exciting in retirement. That’s evidenced
by the skyrocketing demand for active,
adult senior communities and exceptional services and amenities.
Those who have the financial means
now have ultra-luxurious retirement
living options. And Georgia’s market has
especially responded by producing a variety of pleasurable retirement options for
those who don’t want to sacrifice their
lifestyle in their senior years.
Senior Lifestyles has identified top
priorities for those looking to retire in
luxury. They include:
M AY/JUNE 2021
P R I M E LO C AT I O N S Today’s active seniors want to shop, explore museums and
enjoy a more active lifestyle than their
grandparents did in their retirement.
U P S C A L E A M E N I T I E S Carefully-selected architecture,
gourmet dining, and on-site salons are just a few of the
luxury amenities you would expect to find in upscale retirement communities.
R O BU S T C OM MU N I T I E S High-quality retirement
communities encourage socialization and foster opportunities for residents to make and maintain personal
connections with their neighbors. Research shows that
as people age, they tend to lose personal connections.
Most experts say staying socially active and making
new connections to replace those lost is critical to
maintaining good health.
being part of an active social group is
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Our goal is to provide each individual
with a safe and comfortable option
for their retirement. Brian Hutto
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