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The retirement landscape has changed.  Today's options include many unique communities geared toward individuals who want to pursue specific personal interests and lifestyle preferences.

These niche retirement communities come in many different "flavors", varying dramatically in size, cost, and amenities.  Some focus exclusively on active adult living whereas others include continuity of healthcare as your medical needs evolve.

If you want to take your next chapter in life in a brand new direction with like-minded people, consider this small sampling of options:

Life Enrichment
Lifelong learning is a priority at dozens of university-based retirement communities (UBRCs) including:

Lasell Village, on the campus of Lasell College in Newton, MA.

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, OR.

Kendal has UBRCs at multiple locations, including Hanover, NH, Oberlin, OH, and Ithaca, NY.

Recreational Pursuits
Lake Weir Preserve in central Florida offers extensive outdoor recreation options and homes with super-sized garages for storing boats, RVs, etc.

The Ridge at Chukker Creek in Aiken, SC caters to equestrian lovers and provides miles of horse trails.

Creative Expression
In greater Los Angeles, CA you'll find at least three communities focused on visual and performing arts:

Burbank Senior Artists Colony

Long Beach Senior Arts Colony

NoHo Senior Arts Colony (North Hollywood)

Ethnic and Cultural Affiliation
Aegis Gardens
 offers assisted living and memory care communities geared to Chinese Americans in Newcastle, WA and Fremont, CA

ShantiNiketan provides affordable retirement and an Indian cultural experience in Tavares, FL

Sexual Orientation
Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered adults are warmly welcomed at:

Carefree Cove in Zionville, NC.

Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, CA.

Stonewall Gardens in Palm Springs, CA.

Prior Career
Some industries have special arrangements to care for their own, including:

Football players and others affiliated with the NFL will find a full continuum of care at Legends Landing, openinng in 2020 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, OH

U.S. postal workers can enjoy an affordable retirement at Nalcrest in south-central Florida.

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