Recently I read a rather interesting article entitled Retirement Home Overnighter.
It was in the March 2010 edition of the AARP Bulletin. Angela Bryant Starke is the author.
As people enter their senior years, they sometimes give strong consideration in selling their current homes to enjoy the advantages of adult housing communities. At this stage in their lives many choose to downsize. Most likely all the children are out on their own. They no longer want the responsibility that is needed to maintain their home and property. They don’t want anything to hinder them.
At the Sun River Adult Community in St. George, Utah, you can stay as a guest for two or three nights. The prices are economically feasible starting at $99 a day per couple. Visitors have access to the special amenities and use of the facility. I think this is a great promotion and form of advertising for them.
Carl Bommarito of Vision 5, a developer in Mesa, Arizona says this, “The entire housing industry is turned upside down. Now seniors have to be smarter in their home purchases”.
As a result of a visit to Sun River, Roger and Roberta Boisjoly of Juab County, Utah made the decision to buy some property there. To them, it was important that they not fall prey to slick looking and professionally done literature.
It seems as if this concept is catching on in other areas of the country as well according to housing developers and managers of these types of adult communities. If there is a similar place that you’re interested in possibly moving to, you might approach the property manager for a visit such as this.
Now you don’t have to make a rush decision. You can actually sleep on it while trying before you buy.
AARP Bulletin, March 2010 edition, page 6