Senior apartments by BECO bridge the gap between conventional housing and independent living facilities. Our age restricted communities offer amenities and activities that are senior focused, designed to fit your lifestyle. If you’re ready to transition from conventional housing to a 55 or older community designed to accommodate the needs and lifestyle preferences of adults, consider a senior lifestyle apartment community.
Senior apartments have become increasingly popular in recent years. One of the primary reasons is the sense of community and camaraderie. Many seniors find that their social circle dwindles as they age, and they may feel isolated or lonely. Living in a 55 plus community provides an opportunity to connect with others who are at a similar stage of life and share common interests and experiences. Many communities offer social activities, clubs, and events that allow residents to socialize and make new friends.
Senior lifestyle housing (like Alexander Heights in Fredericksburg, 900 Acqua in Virginia Beach, and Royal Sail in Suffolk) provide age restricted (either 55+ or 62+) housing with amenities and activities that cater to those who desire a maintenance free and relaxed lifestyle that allow for a high degree of independence and self-reliance.
BECO senior apartments offer amenities and services that are lifestyle oriented without meals or heath care services; combining the convenience of apartment living and the benefits of an age restricted community.
Senior Lifestyle Housing Terms
“55+” is often a label associated with lifestyle senior housing that is age restricted to residents that are older than 55 years of age. It can be used with traditional single-family homes, condos, or multi-family housing apartments.
“62+” is like 55+, but more restrictive, with residents needing to be 62 or older.
The “Active Lifestyle” and “Active Living” terms are often used to describe senior lifestyle housing that appeals to younger seniors, maybe those who don’t identify as “seniors”, yet they meet the minimum age requirements.
“Senior Apartments” are a purpose-built multifamily rental communities, but are not designed to provide meals or health care.
Senior Housing Spectrum
There is spectrum of care that is provided in senior housing options. Senior apartment housing bridges the gap between conventional apartments and independent living arrangements.
Conventional housing (single family homes, condos, conventional apartments) do not provide senior focused amenities or activities and do not provide any meals or health care related services.
Independent living housing (retirement homes, nursing homes, assisted living, memory care) provides senior focused amenities and meal as well as some degree of health care services.
Senior Lifestyle Housing
Senior apartments provide senior focused amenities (elevators, activity rooms, low impact exercise equipment) and activities (game nights, fitness classes, community socials) but do not provide health care or meals. They bridge the gap between conventional housing and the more health care service oriented independent living facilities.
Senior lifestyle housing can be leased, rented or owned. BECO senior apartment communities only offer apartment style leases in condo or apartment like arrangements
Senior lifestyle apartments have elevators (instead of stairs) in multi-level buildings, wider hallways, activity rooms, and a few other on-site recreational and social amenities specifically for residents to spend more time in their community.
Senior apartments and 55 plus communities offer many benefits for seniors who are looking for a comfortable, convenient, and socially engaging living environment. With a range of amenities and services designed to meet the needs of older adults, these communities can provide a sense of belonging, safety, and peace of mind.