Shane Gillaspie discusses changing lifestyle offerings in '55 and better' communities
‘I was meant to be here’: The pros and cons of a 55-and-over communityAs the number of retirement communities continues to increase across the U.S., there is equally growing demand for implementing resort lifestyle offerings in 55 and over communities. From pet socials to wine-tasting events to pickleball and swimming, there are ample options for residents to meet each other, make friends, and stay active.
“These are not ‘retired’ communities, these are very active communities,” says Shane Gillaspie, president of FirstService Residential Arizona. “There is a stigma and a misconception about these communities. But we’re working to refresh what that image is — it’s riding bikes, it’s wine events, it’s very vibrant — and over time, that stigma and misconception is fading out,” he adds.
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