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Rightsize Your Life in Senior Apartments in Virginia Beach

Exterior view of apartments at Atlantic Shores

How Senior Apartments Make Retirement Even Better

As retirement approaches, you may begin considering a move for any number of reasons. Often that means finding a smaller space, such as a senior apartment, to spend the next phase of your life pursuing new interests. After all, rightsizing your life makes room for more time to dedicate to enrichment and fulfilling things or programs that you really want out of your retirement.

At Atlantic Shores, our friendly, fun-loving independent living neighborhood feels like an extended vacation. In addition to beautiful, spacious homes you can either rent or own, you’ll find a selection of deluxe services and amenities, along with restaurants and other conveniences that cater to a busy social calendar and a zest for life.

You may wonder, “What is a senior apartment?” In many ways, this living space is quite similar to any other apartment. The difference is, not only can you expect a cozy, functional footprint, but you can also expect your place to reflect your changing lifestyle needs as you transition into retirement.

Senior apartments typically have age restrictions, which means you’ll be surrounded by neighbors who share your stage of life and, potentially, many of the same passion and interests. That means you’ll have plenty of prospective new friends nearby to share in your daily adventures. Residents at Atlantic Shores enjoy a sense of community and find fun together in dozens of different ways, from dolphin- and whale-watching excursions to friendly competition on the pickleball courts.

You’re likely to find a senior apartment is better suited to your needs as you’re getting older. Over time, the home features that appeal to you most tend to evolve.  You’ll probably happily trade high cabinets for those you can easily reach and prefer a layout that lets you travel comfortably from room to room.

Other Perks of Senior Living Apartments

Some of the biggest benefits of senior apartments have more to do with the senior living community where your apartment is located than the apartment itself.

Freedom from Responsibility
Many senior living communities — including Atlantic Shores — offer a collection of services that make retirement living incredibly easy. Maintenance-free living means you don’t have to worry about upkeep inside or out — including the small but tedious tasks like changing light bulbs and hanging curtains. You can also count on our housekeeping staff to help keep your home sparkling clean. When you’re not dedicating hours each week to housework, you’re left with plenty of free time to explore the community and focus on living your best life.

Enriching Programs and Activities
For many older adults, one of the great joys of retirement is the opportunity to spend more time exploring personal interests, embracing new hobbies and discovering the world around them. Atlantic Shores provides ongoing programming to match residents’ social, educational, fitness, health and spiritual interests, in addition to planning regular daytrips and other events.

Resources Within Easy Reach
Senior living communities offer an array of resources for residents. For example, Atlantic Shores residents can count on support from a variety of experts, including a concierge who can assist with everything from dinner reservations to postal services, and tech support staff who ensure computers, tablets and other devices are always running smoothly. What’s more, a wellness clinic on campus means residents have access to medical professionals for primary care and nonemergency urgent care at all times.

An Enviable Location
Some places are better suited to retirement than others, and retirement communities in those areas make these years even more fulfilling.

Virginia Beach has been recognized as a top city for early to semi-retirement and an affordable beach town. Within 10 minutes of Atlantic Shores, you’ll find some of Virginia Beach’s finest beaches, cultural attractions, fine and casual dining, golf and tennis, professional services, and world-class shopping.

Closer to home, the community’s 100 wooded acres nestled next to Lake Redwing give residents peace and serenity and plenty of space to explore more than 300 species of plants and flowers by foot, bike or golf cart.

Ready to Rightsize Your Life?

Once you decide to make a senior apartment your new home, you won’t have to look far. Atlantic Shores, a 55+ community in Virginia Beach, offers a variety of one-bedroom floor plans and two-bedroom floor plans, including some that are turnkey and ready for move-in and others you can customize with your own design selections. Contact our sales team to arrange a tour or learn more about this continuing care retirement community at one of our upcoming informational events.