a group of single or multiple unit residences that are marketed to and utilized by predominately older adults who are retired. Some may be age-restricted. There are often business and retailing amenities and diverse organized interest groups to make the community self sufficient.
A planned community for those of retirement age providing attractively sized and priced dwelling units and offering construction features, amenities and locations for aging residents.
a charter member of MassALFA - Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
a development that offers home ownership and rental units for retired adults
a place whose housing is geared for or restricted to people who no longer work
A grouping of housing facilities for older adults which includes multiple levels of living options, including: independent, congregate, personal assistance, and in some cases skilled nursing care. Residents may or may not pay an endowment fee to obtain services to suit their changing needs. Facilities are often arranged in a campus setting and are similar to CCRC's but lack the accreditation.
A community that provides housing for older adults who desire the opportunity to live independently in a secure and protected environment, but still have the option to participate in the services and activities offered by the retirement community.
This type of living arrangement is for older people who are nearly or totally independent and wish to live in a community. Special programs like recreational activities, meal services, and transportation for errands are often offered. Nursing services are not offered, but can be hired privately.
A retirement community, or active adult community, is a very broad, generic term that covers many varieties of housing for retirees and seniors - especially designed or geared for people who no longer work, or restricted to those over a certain age. It differs from a retirement home which is a single building or small complex where no "common areas" for socializing exist. Many retirement communities are planned for that purpose, and have special facilities catering to the needs and wants of retirees, including clubhouses, golf courses, and on-site medical facilities.