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Old 02-28-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Not as over-the-top idea now that I've taken time to consider it.
Why do all senior communities have to be defined by an air of quiet dignity?
Sex, drugs and rock and roll! Oooh, my hip...

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Old 02-28-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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It's called, "selling the sizzle" and it has been an overworked ploy in the sales departments of most over fifty five developments. We all grow old, but we don't all feel the same way about it. Some people feel the retirement years should be nothing less than a long overdue vacation, while others see this time as an opportunity to stretch out their interests, further their education, or volunteer to be of service to others. Sometimes though, it seems that we've become a nation of people who need to be entertained morning, noon, and night..
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Not as over-the-top idea now that I've taken time to consider it.
Why do all senior communities have to be defined by an air of quiet dignity?
Sex, drugs and rock and roll! Oooh, my hip...
Some of these centers are geared toward the Miracle Whip and Wonderbread folks.
Maybe too many of them.

Now, as so many former '60's kids' are over 60, catering to their world view makes sense.
Well, so long as they can afford to pay the freight too.




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Old 02-28-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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Jimmy Buffett is a little too mellow for my tastes.


Where's the Woodstock old folks home?
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Jimmy Buffett is a little too mellow for my tastes.


Where's the Woodstock old folks home?
Now we're talking. I like a little windowpane with my beta blocker.
And it ain't all water aerobics, Tai Chi and nine-hole golf out there.

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: south Orange County, CA
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Jimmy Buffett is a little too mellow for my tastes.


Where's the Woodstock old folks home?
Where's the Woodstock old folks home?? Here at Laguna Woods Village in Orange County CA (south of LA). Every year for the past 5 or 6 years the Baby Boomers Club has put on a Woodstock Festival in July or August. Typically 600 or 700 people or more show up for multiple bands performing and all the other goodies.

Also, several different clubs sponser monthly dances for couples and singles.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: equator
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Where's the Woodstock old folks home?? Here at Laguna Woods Village in Orange County CA (south of LA). Every year for the past 5 or 6 years the Baby Boomers Club has put on a Woodstock Festival in July or August. Typically 600 or 700 people or more show up for multiple bands performing and all the other goodies.

Also, several different clubs sponser monthly dances for couples and singles.

LOL! Is that the new, hipper name for Leisure World that we Orange Countians grew up with? I think that was the first senior living place ever.


But how fun to have a Woodstock Festival! That's the retirement village I'd like....
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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It's called, "selling the sizzle" and it has been an overworked ploy in the sales departments of most over fifty five developments. We all grow old, but we don't all feel the same way about it. Some people feel the retirement years should be nothing less than a long overdue vacation, while others see this time as an opportunity to stretch out their interests, further their education, or volunteer to be of service to others. Sometimes though, it seems that we've become a nation of people who need to be entertained morning, noon, and night..
I don't think the wanting to be entertained all the time fits everyone who relocates to these communities. A physician who I worked with for many years recently retired and his also retired nurse wife are at the tail end of a two month stay at the Villages, FL. Believe me, these are the last two you would find line dancing at the squares every night and neither play golf!! I have spoke with this doctor several times during his Villages stay and asked what he and the Mrs. have been doing, and if this would be a place they would permanently relocate. The Mrs. already had many friends who previously relocated from MA, so she spends a good deal of time with them going out to lunch and day tripping. The doctor who is also a veteran got involved with several veteran's groups as well has met several other retired doctors which he spends time with shooting the breeze and solving all the country's health care woes. The greatest benefit both see in this community is easy access via golf cart to shopping, restaurants, a synagogue, and doctor's offices which they feel could further their years of independence compared to where they live in MA. A number of years back they lived in Naples, FL for 7 years so they are fully familiar with the Florida climate as well as the critters that go along with that which is not an issue for them. And since they have a 5th wheel that has permanent residence in a very nice campground in MA, with the COL in TV much lower than where they are in MA, they can easily own a home in TV as well afford keeping the 5th wheel as a summer escape.

Another work friend soon to be age 62 just put in her retirement papers a few days ago when she reached 30 years of Federal service. At present her husband is in Florida about to purchase a condo at Century City in West Palm Beach. What prompted their decision to purchase this condo has nothing to do with entertainment. Her father and his GF are permanent residents there, and she feels now that her father is in his early 80s she does not have many years of spending time with him left, and living close by him which he and his GF are all for will provide her the opportunity to spend quality time with him and be there for him not if but when his health declines. Interestingly, a Century City condo complex a few over from the complex my friend is purchasing her condo in all the residents are Hasidic Jews. I don't think you will find any of the residents from this complex playing bingo or line dancing, but obviously even within this huge diverse community that offers every type of entertainment you can think of, these individuals are able to maintain their strict orthodox religious lifestyle because if they could not they would not be living there.

So there are many reasons not just entertainment that people relocate to these communities.
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Why do all senior communities have to be defined by an air of quiet dignity?
Completely untrue.
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Default Margaritaville anyone?

I just heard Jimmy Buffett is involved in the development of an over 55 community called LatitudeMargaritaville.com. It's in Daytona Beach. What's next? Rolling Stones Retirement Village? Nirvana Nursing Home?

The idea makes me smile.
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