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What is an Active Adult Community?
An Active Adult Community can be a few things.
1. It can be housing with age-restrictions for adults 55+, 62+ or senior community.
2. It can be a community that offers an independent lifestyle with the benefits of a full-service community.
3. It can be a retirement community.
4.It can be an active community. They are designed to encourage an active senior lifestyle. Some offer golf, hiking, biking, and swimming. The aim is to keep everyone active and enjoying sports, recreation, and a busy lifestyle as they age.
5. It can be a Leisure Community for retirees.
An Active Adult Community is basically housing with age-restrictions for adults 55+, 62+ or senior living. It can focus on activities or services to meet special needs of seniors. An Active Adult Community can have unique goals and focuses to meet the housing needs of a group of older adults.
What type of house can Active Adult Communities include?
Active Adult Communities include single-family homes, town homes, manufactured housing and multifamily housing. They can also have apartments and homes for rent.
Is it legal to have a community for adults 55 plus?
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA), the 1995 legislation governs senior housing and 55-and-over communities.
How do age restricted housing communities work?
HUD states that it is legal for communities to market themselves as “55+”or “age-restricted” provided they maintain that 80 percent of the occupied units are occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older.
Active adult communities will place an age-minimum on the residents. In most active adult communities, no one under the age of 19 may reside in the community unless granted an exemption. Most Active adult communities stipulate that if anyone under the age of 55 resides in their community, they must live in a household where at least one occupant is 55 or older.
Can you get more services than only an Independent Living community?
Eskaton Village is an example of an Independent Living with Services. Ask our senior living experts for more details about Independent Living with Services.
What Is a 55+ Community?
A 55+ community is a type of Active Adult Community. At lest one of the owners or occupants have to be 55 years old or older. A well designed 55 plus community accommodates people of that age both in the housing and community activity. The Active Adult setting has the atmosphere, layout, and amenities that are meant to provide for the needs of this age group.
What type of amenities are in 55+ Communities?
The amenities do vary greatly from community to community. But in general, most will have a clubhouse and exercise facilities, indoor and or outdoor pools. Active Adult Communities offer clubs for many crafts and hobbies. Most have additional security and home maintenance. Some even offer golf courses, marinas, on-site health care, restaurants, and professional entertainment. Nature and sports activities are important to Active Adult Communities. They have walking trails, billiards rooms, card rooms, library/media center, tennis courts, bocce courts, lakes for fishing, and many other lifestyle related options.
If the seniors need some assistance with living, there are communities that offer this option.
What Is a 62+ Community?
Basically, the same as 55+ but with the starting age at 62. Generally, they have more assisted living options.
Do active adult communities have HOA’s?
Make sure to check out the details by asking to see a copy of the HOA’s bylaws.
Here are some examples of HOA rules. For instance, a dog owner would be very unhappy to find out that the association does not allow dogs. HOA’s may also have restrictions on how many cars you can park in front of your house. Or some don’t allow residents to display flags of any kind, including the American flag. Check into RV issues. Home color and decorations could be an issue.
But the HOA’s do help the subdivision feel like a community. Also, the HOA’s help pay for the amenities.
Can an adult community lose its legal standing?
If the number of people age 55+ in a given community falls below the 80 percent threshold, the community could lose its age-restricted status.