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Independent Living Communities Offer a Wonderful Living Option for Those 55+

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Q: I am considering downsizing and leaving my home. There are so many options; why should I choose independent living?  

A:  At an independent living community, you’ll meet lots of people your age, since these communities are usually for retired or semi-retired adults. There’s a whole socializing aspect behind these 55+ communities that can help improve your quality of life if you are ready to leave the larger-scale home you’ve lived in for years and years. The neighbors you meet will become the friends you see regularly at all the events and activities the independent living community has to offer.

Q: What events and activities does an independent community offer?

A: Think of an independent living community as an upscale resort. There’s lots to do and many clubs and activities to join. With various meetings, group activities and frequent events and seminars, you’ll be able to socialize and possibly learn something you may have always wanted to know or try something you’ve always wondered about. The best part of this is that you may choose to be involved as much or as little as you’d like. The possibilities for involvement are endless.

Written by: Timothy McGuire 

Timothy McGuire is the Midwest regional manager for Calamar and has more than 16 years’ experience in senior living. He rallies around the 55+ community to perpetuate a healthy lifestyle, not just a building to live in. He is passionate about providing quality living with an enhanced lifestyle for residents of Calamar’s The Grand Estates on Greenwood. Calamar develops, builds, owns and manages 55+ independent living communities in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Calamar 55+ communities are market rate and provide a significant option to senior living. For more information on Calamar 55+ independent living communities, visit