Over 55 Community Services and Amenities
55 community homes are often designed with the needs of
aging residents. Both the home and the community are designed with accessibility
and safety in mind. Homes in 55+ communities tend to be smaller, single-level detached
houses or multifamily houses with one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms.
Homes also often have accessible bathroom features, and other floor plan features
that are more accessible so that seniors can age in place.
Communities tend to be close to shopping centers, restaurants,
churches and libraries, as well as recreation areas, and offer safety features such
as community gates and security patrol.
One of the many benefits of living in communities for
active seniors is the low maintenance lifestyle. Homeowners associations are often
charged with the responsibility of maintenance of community amenities and landscaping.
Community associations also may offer or cover community activities, home insurance,
transportation services, some utilities and cable, and other services to community