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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:
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. lasellvillage.com
Mary's Woods at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, OR. maryswoods.org
Kendal has UBRCs at multiple locations, including Hanover, NH, Oberlin, OH, and Ithaca, NY. kendal.org/locations
Lake Weir Preserve in central Florida offers extensive outdoor recreation options and homes with super-sized garages for storing boats, RVs, etc. lakeweirliving.com
The Ridge at Chukker Creek in Aiken, SC caters to equestrian lovers and provides miles of horse trails.
In greater Los Angeles, CA you'll find at least three communities focused on visual and performing arts:
Burbank Senior Artists Colony seniorartistscolony.com
Long Beach Senior Arts Colony lbseniorartscolony.com
NoHo Senior Arts Colony (North Hollywood) nohoseniorartscolony.com
Ethnic and Cultural Affiliation
Aegis Gardens offers assisted living and memory care communities geared to Chinese Americans in Newcastle, WA and Fremont, CA aegisliving.com
ShantiNiketan provides affordable retirement and an Indian cultural experience in Tavares, FL shantiniketan.us/florida
Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered adults are warmly welcomed at:
Carefree Cove in Zionville, NC. carefreecove.com
Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, CA. fountaingrovelodge.com
Stonewall Gardens in Palm Springs, CA. stonewallgardens.com
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 hofvillage.com
U.S. postal workers can enjoy an affordable retirement at Nalcrest in south-central Florida.
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