By the time most seniors are ready to retire, many of their friends have either past or moved away to be closer to their own families. Your home may feel too big and empty, and caring for a garden and keeping up with the yard work may seem overwhelming. You may have much more space than you need for the rare occasions that people now come to stay with you. Maybe you would want to consider what senior living could be like in a mobile home community designed especially for seniors age 55 and over. These manufactured homes can be very affordable and are a good way to stretch your dollar if you’re on a fixed income
This kind of community is set up in such a way that seniors can live a comfortable and safe lifestyle. There may be ramps instead of stairs on many of the homes, making decreasing mobility easier to live with. There is generally off-street parking and if you are careful in your search, you may even find one with a garage or a carport to help keep the weather off your car. There may be amenities such as a clubhouse where the neighborhood can gather for pot-luck socials, a game of bingo, or a quilting bee.
Often times in senior housing communities, you can arrange to have your lawns mowed and trimmed, your weeds pulled, your snow shoveled, and other services to help with the safety, maintenance, and appearance of your home. Having someone else perform these types of tasks, can make senior living much more pleasant, and less tiring. And many manufactured homes have beautiful yards surrounded but on a smaller scale leaving the senior much less to worry about upkeep on. Most manufactured housing communities allow seniors to landscape and garden to their hearts content. Other communities may desire a certain overall look for the community and so require certain rules to be followed with gardening in order to achieve a cohesive look throughout the neighborhood.
A senior living in one of these manufactured housing communities is likely to develop several friendships with the neighbors who, like themselves, are over age 55. This makes for easy gatherings and natural conversations with people in similar living situations to yourself. What a great feeling it would be to have several other seniors, and or senior couples for friends after possibly losing several of your own to illness or relocation. If the manufactured home community as such amenities as a courtyard are gathering area he senior would be smart to take advantage. Imagine yourself sitting outside enjoying the sun on your face, and sharing a sandwich with one of your new found friends.
All in all manufactured housing community for seniors age 55 plus makes a pretty great way to enjoy senior living, and with its easy affordability and built-in social life, it’s an option you may want to consider.
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