If we talked about living in a retirement community a few years back, it likely had quite a negative connotation. Often it is misconstrued as an assisted facility or nursing home. In fact, many older adults prefer moving into a retirement or 55+ active adult community for a variety of reasons, such as downsizing to a smaller home or live a desire to live a more maintenance-free life. Let’s look at a few benefits of living in an active adult community and help clear a few misconceptions. Active Living and Socializing One of the top benefits of living in a retirement home is having a sense of community where you can socialize with your peers and make new friends. Most active adult communities place an emphasis on creating a schedule for residents by offering cooking classes, board games, community picnics, and fitness centers that cater to their age. Trouble-Free Living With age, some things can get difficult to manage. It can include a variety of things like landscaping and regular maintenance in and around the home. Living in an active adult community will provide most if not all of these features, and much more. Location and Floor Plans Most active adult communities are located near a number of facilities like hospitals, grocery stores, and theaters. Additionally, there are more convenient floor plans offered in these communities that cater to residents’ needs, lifestyle, and financial situation. With the ease and comfort of living in a community that offers a great deal of events and facilities, allows residents to create new friendships and opportunities to take part in different activities, retirement and active adult communities are no longer the sleepy communities that come to mind; they’re retreats in their own right.