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Four Niche Senior Communities

By Megan C @ LivingSenior - August 7, 2012

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The increase of baby boomers hitting retirement age and moving into senior communities has caused the face of senior living to change. With this change has come the rising popularity of niche senior living communities. These communities center on a particular type of activity that will appeal to segments of the senior population. Golf communities, Artisan communities, spiritual communities and yoga communities are all becoming part of the senior living and retirement community mix. The benefit of these communities is the fact they offer a particular type of senior living activity while still offering the best possible assisted and long-term living care to their residents. Here are four niche communities that are bringing life and change to assisted living.


Pinehurst Village Golf Community


Pinhurst Village, located in North Carolina, offers seniors the chance to live in a retirement community while enjoying the luxury of a beautifully landscaped resort golf course. Housing about 12,000 golf enthusiasts, Pinehurst is a secluded forest golf community that provides serenity and solace to residents. Enveloped with architectural landscapes, retired residents not only get to play golf anytime, but also get to marvel the beauty of their surroundings. Pinehurst offers complete senior retirement community aspects while offering luxury resort accommodations.


Burbank Senior Artists Colony


The Burbank Senior Artists Colony, located in Burbank, California is the perfect place for an artistic senior or couple to spend their retirement years. The colony offers four floor plan models, ample kitchens, private balcony, washer/dryer hookups and everything seniors could want in an all-inclusive retirement community. Music rooms, painting, ceramics and other forms of artistic expression are found throughout this community making it an art niche dream.


Lassell Village


Whoever stated that learning ends at retirement obviously never visited the Lassell College campus and their senior community, Lassell Village. This expansive retirement community offers continuing education and college courses developed with a senior in mind. In fact, in order to be a resident of Lassell Village the senior must agree to and participate in continuing education courses.


Fountain Grove Lodge


For years the baby boomers and current senior communities have hoped for LGBT options as part of retirement living. This has been a silent and often times awkward request for many seniors who grew up in times when the LGBT lifestyle was kept tightly underwraps. Now, with communities like Fountain Grove Lodge, LGBT couples and single seniors can enjoy their retirement years surrounded by caring and compassionate staff and residents who understand the community and the difficulties of being a member of the LGBT community.