Mixed Age Communities

By November 17, 2021Uncategorized
A growing trend as the population ages, are residential buildings that are home to people of all ages, including those who might be referred to as “elderly” (although I believe there is resistance among those of us over the age of 65 to think of ourselves as elderly). But for now, some residential buildings in both the cities and suburbs are becoming what have been known as NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities). They typically attract “empty nesters” whose children have moved out, so that they no longer need or want the amount of space and type of home in which the family was raised. Many of these building offer amenities such as well-equipped fitness centers, spas, swimming pools, yoga rooms, shuffleboard and billiards to name some of those most frequently found. The benefits are not only physical. For the older residents, the presence of younger adults creates a vibrancy. For those who are younger, fears related to aging may be allayed by exposure to older adults who are living active, meaningful lives. It’s a win-win for everyone.