Having friends makes life worth living. Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships in the world. A good friend gives us strength, support, advice, and help us keep smiling in times of trouble. Friends accept you for who you are and believe in you no matter what. You may have conflicting emotions about relocating to an active adult community because you will leave your friends behind. However, don’t worry. If you are worried about losing your friends when you move, you can consider an active adult community in the same State. In addition, you can also look forward to making new friends within your new community. With similar interests and same age compatibility as well as plenty of social activities being organized at the Clubhouse, the chances of forming great new friendships will be quite high.
Everyone worries about how they will be accepted when they move to a new place. Hence, if you too are feeling worried – then these concerns are quite valid. You may wonder how others will feel about, whether they will like you and if you can gel in well within the community. These worries can be put to rest if you brave your fears and make the move to an active adult community for an exciting 55+ life. Many retirement living communities have a committee that is especially geared to welcome you into the neighborhood. All your neighbors and community ambassadors will gather to help newcomers to their communities, making them feel at home right from the start. So, don’t be surprised to find a party at the Clubhouse, organized by the committee, in your honor, on the day of your arrival.
Some communities may not have this tradition, but you will have ample opportunities to make new friends as you mingle with them at social gatherings, in the community cafes, and at the swimming pool or the golf club. Your new golfing buddies, cycling partners, hiking groups and so many more activity groups will keep you contently in touch with some great people who are out there to enjoy life during this second youth. If you are not into exercising at the fitness center or swimming in the pool, you can consider using the walking trails where you are sure to meet various groups of people doing the same thing as you. Even if you find it awkward at first, keep in mind that if you are receptive to your neighbors, you will make new friends before the month is over. Also, you will not be the new resident in the community for long. There will always be another new couple or single resident who will be joining your community. By this time, you will be helping your new friends organize a get-together to welcome them!
Life in an active adult retirement community can be extremely fun and exciting with friends to share your good times. You will be surprised at how much you have in common with them. Don’t think of life as an empty nester to be a time of depression and isolation. It’s a time for a new chapter to turn in your life. You will find out that with good friends and good neighbors, your life has just changed for the better.
There are over 8,500 active adult communities detailed in ActiveAdultLiving.com, a comprehensive national directory of active senior communities. Here are some randomly chosen communities which you can consider for making a life-altering move for the better:
- Trilogy at Redmond Ridge – Redmond, WA
- Del Webb at Chateau Elan – Hoschton, GA
- Red Mill Village – Norton, MA
- Solera Chandler by Del Webb – Chandler, AZ
- The Villages Golf & Country Club – San Jose, CA
- The Enclave at Ellicott Hills – Ellicott City, MD
Life is great with new friends and an active adult community that caters to your requirements. Visit ActiveAdultLiving.com, your one-stop information portal for details, and links to thousands of communities. You will find that they are easy to browse through and select from.
Join the AAL Newsletter
Get the best content in your inbox every Monday morning. Stay up to date with the latest featured communities and updates.