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Life Doesn’t Stop at a Retirement Community

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What Can You Expect at a Retirement Community?

There are two types of people who retire: those who are ready for two tickets to paradise and those still living in the five o’clock world. If you loved your career, settling into retirement can be tough. You may feel bored, stressed and even a little anxious.

These tips from Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach can help you cope with 4 common challenges many older adults face when they retire. Learn how you can find purpose when you retire, and find out why our senior living community is the best place in Virginia Beach for seniors to thrive.

Find a Dynamic Social Life

Your time before retirement was most likely split between your family, career and spouse, which left little room in your busy schedule to develop and maintain meaningful connections outside of the office.

Whether it was singing happy birthday, cracking an inside joke or attending a company happy hour, you’ve spent a lot of time with your former coworkers. Even though some colleagues are better than others, you still may miss the regular socialization at work.

When you live in a retirement community like Atlantic Shores, you’ll always have a friend knocking at your door. With a varied and dynamic calendar of activities, social spaces fit for casual conversation and diverse community programs and amenities, you’ll find yourself surrounded by new friends in no time.

Reinvent Yourself

The skills you learned on the job contribute to a good portion of your personality, but they don’t make up your complete identity. Even though someone may have worked as an accountant or nurse, they still may like to play golf, garden or create art.

While the idea of limitless free time may seem overwhelming, it’s the perfect time to reinvent yourself. Instead of using your time to focus on things like crunching numbers or meeting deadlines, you can develop new hobbies or reignite your passion for an old one.

Here at Atlantic Shores, happiness is only a heartbeat away. Work on a new you by improving your woodworking skills, refining your swing on the putting green, or tending the community garden. We even have classes on how to use new technologies and popular apps.

Ignite a passion for wellness

Does it feel like you have nothing to do and nowhere to go since you’ve retired? Boredom is a problem at any age, and it can lead to a lack of energy and feelings of depression. While keeping boredom at bay may seem simple, it can be extremely difficult to be continually stimulated by your environment.

There’s no faster way to fight boredom during retirement than working on a healthy lifestyle or improving your wellness. Keep your brain sharp with lifelong learning classes, stay fit with dance or Pilates classes, or get centered by spending more time outdoors.

We take your health and wellness seriously at Atlantic Shores. Along with a 24-hour wellness center, we also offer one-on-one fitness training, an indoor heated lap pool, and pickleball courts. So grab your gym bag and get your neighbors together for a full day of healthy fun!

Feel calm about the future

More than 50% of those who are retired are anxious about their financial future, which can have a negative impact on your health and happiness. The older you get, the likelier you are to have to pay for more health care, and a major health event could require long-term care.

It’s important to have a good retirement plan to protect your savings and investments. Retirement communities in Virginia Beach like Atlantic Shores offer a continuum of care that allows you to age with confidence. That way you can spend a little more cash on your tickets to paradise and less time worrying about the future.

Our exceptional independent living is complemented with top-rate senior living options including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, all in one place. Our all-inclusive plan gives you access to long-term care if you need it, which protects you and your family from the rising cost of health care.

Retirement Is Just the Beginning at Atlantic Shores

Get your share of this world’s delights at our retirement community in Virginia Beach. Our residents love the quiet, safe streets and walking paths that circle gardens and lakes in our community, and can’t get enough of our incredible services and amenities. Whether you want to soak up some sun with your dog or spend your time on the lake, Atlantic Shores has the independent lifestyle you’ve been looking for!

To learn more about our gorgeous continuing care retirement community in Virginia Beach or learn more about events like our upcoming Classic Car Cruise-In this October featuring live music and BBQ, contact our team online or call us at 757-716-3000. We can’t wait to get to know you!