Social activities are abound in active adult communities, making it easy to participate and meet people. Fitness centers often feature many classes, such as aerobics, yoga, tai chi, Zumba and water aerobics. In addition to lush golf courses, communities include sports courts for recreations like tennis, basketball, bocce ball and pickleball. Special events, such as dinners, luncheons, dances, barbeques and parties are also commonly found on community calendars.
Just as colleges provide clubs, fraternities and sororities, social clubs in active adult communities cover a wide range of special interests. Residents can meet with like-minded neighbors to form book clubs, travel clubs, luncheon clubs and much more. They can share hobbies and recreations, but they can also work together to make a difference in the community through volunteer leadership positions and by joining charitable groups.
Many active adult communities even offer continuing education opportunities. Some of these programs are provided through local colleges and other communities have their own on-site learning centers. Through adult learning programs, community residents can take a variety of classes and lectures, without the exams or homework.
Whether you think of an active adult community as a country club, a resort or a return to campus-style living, there’s no denying the appeal of these amenity-rich environments.