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How 55 Plus Communities Help Keep You Safe

May 20, 2022
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An established active adult community is a planned residential development that offers single family homes, amenities and community features to people over the age of 55. 55+ communities in Colorado provide a sense of belonging and connection for this particular age group. Adults living in this type of development can enjoy retirement while also engaging in activities that promote a safe and healthy lifestyle.

A new construction home in 55 plus communities may even offer options to install modern security systems. Most of these communities are accessible through walking trails, but often have gated streets for an extra layer of security.

Other safety and security measures offered by these communities commonly include:

  • Lighted walkways, sidewalks, streets, and parking lots
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Well-lit common areas
  • Emergency evacuation maps and clearly marked exit doors in the clubhouses

Amenities for sports activities such as fitness centers, pickleball courts, nearby golf courses, swimming pools, and common green spaces help promote socializing and activity, which are important for mental and physical health.

Take a look at some of our 55 and older communities in CO.