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Is the Rental Option at a Senior Living Community Right for You?

rental property at Atlantic Shores retirement community in Virginia Beach, VA

Is Renting Available at Senior Living Communities?

Without a structured workday holding them back, a recent retiree or a single senior might be interested in pursuing a new lifestyle. They may find themselves wishing for a living arrangement free from the burdens of homeownership — one that gives them time to relax and enjoy life.
Independent living communities in Virginia Beach, VA., with its deluxe services and amenities, is one of the most popular types of housing at Atlantic Shores. And it has a rental option. Older adults can select from one- to three-bedroom senior living apartments, each with a full kitchen and private balcony. Or they might opt for a two-bedroom villa nestled in a quiet neighborhood or cul-de-sac on the campus. Villas have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private deck, and two-car garage. Some also have a den.

Financial Flexibility at Rental Senior Living Communities

At Atlantic Shores, our Resident Memberships include an option that allows seniors to rent an independent living apartment or villa with no long-term commitment or buy-in fees. Residents enjoy the lifestyle of our thriving rental community knowing they aren’t obligated to stay any longer than they choose.

Besides offering the financial appeal of renting during retirement, this active adult lifestyle community has the added allure of being located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, an area where every day can feel like a vacation. The lifestyle benefits enjoyed by residents of an independent living community like Atlantic Shores, such as fitness programs and social activities, reinforce the resort-like environment.

Another positive of a rental arrangement is it allows for a commitment-free transition from a private home to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). That financial flexibility is important to a senior who may feel anxious about making what they perceive to be a big change, especially if they’ve lived in a private home for many years.

The Benefits of Active Senior Living Communities

Free from the worries and financial constraints of maintaining a home, older adults who move to an active living community are able to live life to the fullest. Residents can participate in as many or as few daily activities and programs as they choose.
Some of the many benefits found at Atlantic Shores include:

  • Wellness: With a full-time wellness director on staff, residents of Atlantic Shores have the support needed to create a customized, holistic fitness plan. It will help them remain active and agile as they age. Fitness activities offered range from tai chi and Pilates to swimming, dancing and low-impact aerobics. And then there’s the heated indoor pool residents can enjoy no matter what the weather.
  • Socialization: The benefits of staying social as you grow older are numerous and well-documented. Social seniors enjoy a better quality of life, from fewer chronic health problems to a greater degree of life satisfaction. Residents can take advantage of on-site arts and crafts workshops. Go on dolphin- and whale-watching excursions. Join a book club or writers’ group. However you or an older loved one defines fun, you’ll find it here.
  • Flexible dining program: Whether it’s grabbing a burger on the way to play golf or sitting down to a fine dining experience, a choice of dining options is part of the independent living lifestyle. What they all have in common is great taste and impeccable hospitality.
    Access to high-quality care: By moving to a rental independent living community that is part of a CCRC, older adults have access to higher levels of care should the need arise. That includes assisted living and memory care, as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

You’re Invited to Our Spring Garden Event

Situated on a campus with over 100 lush acres, Atlantic Shores attracts older adults who enjoy nature and spending time in the great outdoors — walking, kayaking, birdwatching, bike riding and more.

One of the many community events Atlantic Shores hosts throughout the year is its 2nd Annual Spring Garden Festival. This year, it will be held Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by the Tiki Bar Band. There will also be vendors, craft demonstrations and delicious food and drinks.

Guests who attend the event will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with current residents and learn more about life at this vibrant Virginia Beach community. Call (757) 716-3000 to learn more today!