Four of the top amenities seniors look for in a retirement community

Posted on May 26, 2023 by Brooke Jones

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When looking for a retirement community to call home, there are a number of factors that you must consider. Usually, at the top of that list is the budget and location. Yet, it’s just as critical to think about the amenities that the community has to offer. Amenities are what turn your home into the ultimate retreat.

Luckily, Garber Communities takes pride in keeping its residents happy with a wide variety of resort-style amenities. Seniors are looking for options that keep them engaged with their community and active. Here are four of the top amenities seniors look for and the Garber Communities you can find them in.

1. Health and wellness services

Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is important for everyone of all ages, including seniors. This makes access to a fitness area or exercise room a top priority for retirement living. This amenity keeps you fit and moving, without the need to sign up for an expensive gym membership. Many of Garber’s 55+ communities have exercise rooms, including Holiday Springs RV Resort, Orchid Lake RV Resort and Paradise Village Mobile Home Park.

2. Access to nature

Nothing beats going out for a walk, enjoying nature and taking in the fresh air. Going for a nature walk keeps you from being cooped up inside and is another way to stay active. Having trails, walking paths and a place to just sit outside is an under appreciated luxury. Holiday Springs RV Resort has a beautiful lake to walk around and relax by, a nature trail and one of the state’s only privately-owned, spring-fed swimming pools. SugarMill Mobile Home Park is just five miles away from New Smyrna Beach, perfect for a sunset walk on golden-hued sands.

3. Sense of community

There are many benefits to moving to a retirement community, one of those is being around people with similar interests as your own. Having a space to spend time with neighbors and friends is an amenity that seniors look for. Whether its playing a game of pickleball at Orchid Lake RV Resort or shooting billiards at Hickory Hollow Estates, these amenities help you build an even stronger sense of community.

4. Pet friendly

As an empty nester, your flock may have flown the nest. But you still have the company of your four-legged friend. So, when looking for a senior living community it’s important to know that your furry companions are also welcomed. Fisherman’s Cove is a 55+ pet-friendly community with a dog park so your pup can get out and have some fun.

Garber Communities has the best retirement communities in Florida, all of which have the resort-style amenities you’re looking for. If you’re ready to make a move to one of the communities mentioned, click here to learn more or call 407-949-8629 to schedule a tour.