As seen in the SRES® Professional

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.  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


Recreational Pursuits
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.  
jrhomes.net/communities/the-ridge-at-chukker-creek

Creative Expression
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


Sexual Orientation
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


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   hofvillage.com

U.S. postal workers can enjoy an affordable retirement at Nalcrest in south-central Florida. 
nalc.org/member-benefits/nalcrest
 

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