Retirement communities are in abundance throughout the U.S. and particularly in Arizona. There is no right or wrong choice among the different kinds, since everyone's needs, desires and interests are different. And as people progress through the aging journey, their wish lists change, too. Retirement communities in Arizona and beyond are often bucketed into three categories. Here's a rundown, and an introduction to a newer kind of retirement option: the Life Plan Community.
When the plan was conceived nearly two years ago to add a new neighborhood to the Royal Oaks campus, now known as Inspirata Pointe, the excitement started, and the project took on a life of its own. We had added buildings and even a cul-de-sac of patio homes in years' past but Inspirata Pointe would be huge and include not only deluxe residential living on the west end of the campus but a new care center on the east end. Where to start?
If you believe that every day would be brighter with a ukulele, it's worth checking out the Royal Oaks Ukulele Club. This vibrant community of ukesters started with a handful of residents and now numbers 19 (including a harmonica player) who enjoy their weekly sessions.