Active-Adult Community Living: Stay Fit and Have Funby John on February 8th, 2019
Designed for those who live greater than their age, today’s active-adult community takes an entirely different approach to facilitating the 55+ lifestyle. Sure, floor plan concepts are considered for accessibility and low-maintenance – and smaller layouts are crafted for lock-and-go living. But the real difference has little to do with house design and everything to do with having good times with great friends.
In this post, we’ll clear up common misconceptions about active-adult living and show you how different your day-to-day experience can be at one of Taylor Morrison’s two Orlando area active-adult communities.
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Life Can be Fun and Games
Along with year-round access to incredible vacation-inspired amenities, a big difference between an active-adult community and a regular resort-style master plan is the Lifestyle Director. Essentially a full-time party planner, the Lifestyle Director makes sure every resident’s social calendar is chock full. When you live at an active-adult community you never have to worry about having something fun to do – and trust us, there’s something for everyone.
Games, outdoor events, activities in the fitness center, sports leagues, outings, cooking classes, wine tasting, arts and crafts. You name it!
These communities aren’t just intended to keep you active and healthy physically. They’re also designed to keep you active and engaged socially, too. It’s so easy to make friends and you’re never bored because there’s always something going on.
Not a Retirement Community
The number one misconception surrounding active-adult communities is that they’re for retirees. For settling down. Slowing down. Taking it easy.
Not at all.
Active-adult communities are not retirement communities. Many of the people living there still have jobs and plan to continue working for years. To them, retirement seems far off in the distance. More importantly, they’re not leaving behind the idea of physical fitness and exercise routines to younger people, or the idea of lifetime learning to high school and college students.
You do not need to be retired to live at an active-adult community. All you need is a zest for life.
Getting to Know the Clubs and Activities
Visit an Orlando 55+ community like Solivita in Kissimmee or Vitalia at Tradition near Port St. Lucie and you’ll marvel not only at how many activities are available but how crowded and popular they really are.
Residents have so many options to pick from, ranging from pursuing their favorite hobbies to exploring a wide range of clubs, arts and crafts, physical fitness activities, card clubs and other social events. Stop by the community clubhouse and you’ll often hear laughter coming out of the ballroom or learning center. Same goes for the fitness center, swimming pools, tennis, bocce and pickleball courts or the putting green.
Residents attend events that involve music, food, dancing and so much more. Activities that simply weren’t available in the single-family home they lived in before. It’s a new phase of life and so it just makes sense to live it with other like-minded adventurers who are in the exact same place.
How do Residents at Solivita Stay Active?
If you love walking or biking, you’ll fit right in at Solivita. Built on 4,300 acres of natural landscape that features lakes, streams and plenty of green space, one of the best ways to stay active is to explore this stunning location.
Or you can hop into your golf cart and drive to the Riviera Spa and Fitness Center, offering 32,000 square feet of space for residents to enjoy. If your goal is to stay active and fit, chances are you’re going to spend a lot of time here.
The Center Offers
- Indoor walking track
- Indoor heated lap pool plus sparkling resort-style outdoor pool
- Exercise room with cardiovascular suite, strength equipment and free weights
- Dance studio with weekly classes in aerobics, stretch, yoga, Zumba and more
- Trainers available year-round to help you reach your fitness goals
Having both indoor and outdoor pools is great. Most Florida days are sunny and perfect but when a storm rolls in you can still grab your suit and get your laps in indoors.
Solivita also features an additional amenity center, the 19,000 square foot Palms Amenity Complex. Here you’ll find a combination splash and lap heated pool, two heated whirlpool spas and outdoor activities like Bocce courts, pickleball courts and two Har-Tru tennis courts.
Other Amenities Include
- Starlite Ballroom: used frequently for parties, events or meetings
- Waterfront Galleries: a two-story studio for arts, crafts, and games plus three computer labs and a library
- Freedom Park: an outdoor recreational sports complex with a softball diamond, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, pickleball courts and outdoor pavilions
- Stonegate Golf Club: two 18-hole championship golf courses
- The Oaks: 4,300-acre golf course designed by Ron Garl
- Onsite restaurants, like Mosaics, available for residents and visitors alike
Amenities at Vitalia at Tradition
Located near Port St. Lucie and the Atlantic Ocean along Florida’s east coast, Vitalia at Tradition also features an impressive selection of popular amenities:
- 24,000 square foot community clubhouse
- Billiards and dart room
- Demonstration kitchen
- Arts and crafts room
- Outdoor sports courts: bocce ball, tennis, pickleball and basketball
- Resort-style outdoor swimming pool
Just like Solivita, Vitalia at Tradition offers onsite personal trainers, social clubs, sports clubs, community dances and tons of special events.
You really need to visit both communities in person to decide which amenity package is right for you.
It’s All About the Lifestyle
Active-adult communities are carefully crafted to help baby boomers keep the party going. That’s really what it boils down to.
They’re designed in such a way that residents connect quickly and easily – to create a social life that makes you feel like a teenager again.
All with the comfort of new construction homes featuring the latest in modern floor plan design, beautiful finish work and livability. And what’s great is that a huge selection of house designs is available so it’s easy to find the right layout to match your personal tastes, budget and needs.