Active Adult Communities

Social Spaces and Active Adult Communities


July 16, 2014 • Fenny Peiffer

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When you choose an active adult community, you are not only looking for a new home, you are also looking for a brand new lifestyle. You look for a welcoming place where you get to try out new and exciting things, as now; you have the time for it. Many builders of active adult communities understand this requirement, and make sure there are plenty of social spaces when they build such communities.

You are no longer in a position to meet new people through work or school. So, keeping an active social calendar can be challenging. 55+ communities encourage residents to meet new people by making sure there are clubs, social areas, and classes in various locations in the community.

Multipurpose Room – This is the place where people gather for various meetings and other events. Most active adult communities have several such rooms designated for various purposes. By having several multipurpose rooms, residents are able to have various group meetings, and there will be no issue about over social space. For example, a book club meeting can be held in one multipurpose room, while potters can use an art studio with all the necessary equipment in another space. This is why many active lifestyle communities feature art & craft rooms, demonstration kitchens and woodworking shops and many more.

Lounge – The lounge is found at the entrance to the community clubhouse. This is an excellent place for residents to meet their neighbors for a cup of coffee or simply chilling out. Most lounges are located in areas where there is an impressive view. They also contain a fireplace where you can sit and chat with friends on a winter day. This is a casual space, and you are sure to feel comfortable and relaxed in these surroundings. Libraries, lounges and sundecks are common areas in active adult communities and encourage residents to mingle with their neighbors.

Outdoor Social Spaces – These include gazebos, picnic areas, parks and benches where residents can enjoy a beautiful day chatting with friends. Outdoor social spaces are located near scenic backgrounds, such as, a lake or a nature trail, so that you can enjoy the view too.

Such amenities are necessary for building social relationships. This is why almost every active adult community has at least a few of these social spaces.

If you wish to know more about these communities, visit our website ActiveAdultLiving.com®, for more information.

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