Articles on "Active Adult/55+ Communities"

October 31, 2012 7:35 pm

People on the Move – Traditions Of America At Liberty Hill Wins 6 Awards

Traditions of America at Liberty Hill, a 55 and over community in State College, PA, took home a total of 6 local awards this week from the 2012 Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania Parade of Homes. Traditions was recognized for having the finest new homes for sale in Central Pennsylvania, with one single family home design and one attached home design pronoun ced “the best” by judges. *             “The Washington” single family home model won three awards in the $311,000-$500,000 [...]

February 28, 2012 4:45 pm

2012 Best of 50+ Housing Award Winners

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced their award-winners for 2012 recently at their annual conference.  A few notable mid-atlantic communities were represented below, for a complete list visit  Best For-Sale Community – More than 200 Homes Traditions of America at Liberty Hill State College, Pa. Traditions of America Developer/Builder: Traditions of America Website: http://www.traditionsofamerica.com/ Company website: www.traditionsofamerica.com Best Detached Home (up to 2,100 sq.ft.) Traditions of America at Liberty Hills – William Penn Model Freedom, Pa. Traditions of [...]

August 15, 2011 8:08 pm

Growth in Nations Largest Retirement Community Continues

The largest retirement community in the nation, The Villages located in central Florida is seeing dramatic growth in the middle of a dead Florida housing market according to the Orlando Sentinel. Last year, construction of new homes in The Villages, which had 2,143 permits “” more than the far more populous Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties combined. And the trend is continuing. Through the first six months of this year, 1,206 residential permits were issued in The Villages “” 120 [...]

August 8, 2011 10:02 pm

Retirement Community Prices May Turn Up

Rental rates at high-end senior housing complexes firmed up last quarter. While results vary by market, the industry is encouraged by signs of stronger senior demand for housing units. Valuations of entire housing complexes also have been rising, supporting the view that weak conditions finally may be giving way to growth and, eventually, the addition of more new units. Since the housing bust began several years ago, many prospective residents of retirement communities have been unable to sell their homes. [...]

May 19, 2010 2:52 pm

Independent Living: Understanding Active Adult Management

With the older adult population becoming increasingly more active, the term “active adult” is a commonly used phrase in place of the words “seniors,” “senior citizens,” “older adults” and “elderly.” “These active adults are the largest, wealthiest and fastest-growing segment in the population and they are searching for products, services and programs that are designed specifically for them,” says Lisa Puma, senior director of Marketing of GHA Community Management. Essentially, these individuals are looking for a maintenance-free, activity-filled, and well-managed [...]

“Leisureville” Book Review: Moving to a Florida Retirement Community
June 29, 2009 9:32 pm

“Leisureville” Book Review: Moving to a Florida Retirement Community

“Age Segregation.” That’s a term that wasn’t in my vocabulary a year ago. Now, I probably use the term in my writing and conversations almost daily. To whom do I owe this welcomed addition to my vocabulary? Andrew Blechman, the author of “Leisureville.” Blechman tells the story of how his beloved neighbors made the decision to leave his New England neighborhood for the largest retirement community in the nation, The Villages in Central Florida. His neighbors spoke so highly of [...]

Life “behind the gates of the largest active adult 55+ retirement community”Leisureville Book Review
June 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Life “behind the gates of the largest active adult 55+ retirement community”Leisureville Book Review

“Age Segregation.” That’s a term that wasn’t in my vocabulary a year ago. Now, I probably use the term in my writing and conversations almost daily. To whom do I owe this welcomed addition to my vocabulary? Andrew Blechman, the author of “Leisureville.” Blechman tells the story of how his beloved neighbors made the decision to leave his New England neighborhood for the largest retirement community in the nation, The Villages in Central Florida. His neighbors spoke so highly of [...]

September 16, 2008 12:00 am

A Promise Between Friends

Often times, the care giving role is assumed by a family member, but in George Robinson’s case, he made a promise to his friends, Leonard and Hilda Kaplan, that he intended to keep. George met the couple while working on their house as a painting contractor. Lifelong Red Sox and Celtics fans, they were generous philanthropists who never sought credit for their acts. They were especially supportive of the Schwartz Center in New Bedford. Several years ago, Leonard had been [...]

A Future of Growth
September 3, 2008 12:00 am

A Future of Growth

For George Brown, the ability to continue pursuing a lifelong passion matches the feeling of all he has accomplished thus far. His love for gardening has won him 445 ribbons at various shows over the years, 116 of which were first place. Therefore, it was only appropriate that he spend his future years sharing his skills at Meadowood, a continuing care community that spans over approximately 131 acres of land. Born a Washingtonian, George lived in McLean, Va. for several [...]

An Active Man has Found the Perfect Home
June 30, 2008 12:00 am

An Active Man has Found the Perfect Home

Living in a long-term care facility has in no way stopped Roy Wantz from continuing his active and fun-filled lifestyle. “I am a native Carroll County boy, raised in Baughman’s Valley, northwest of Westminster,” he said. Roy has held several jobs throughout his life including a furniture factory for 20 years. As one of 10 children, his brothers and sisters are very important to him and visit him often. Hard-working and independent, Roy lived in his own apartment even after [...]