Do retirement communities offer better quality of life?
A survey conducted in the UK showed some interesting results about the average person living in a retirement village:
- 12.17 per cent experienced half the amount of loneliness than those in the general population (22.83 per cent)
- 64.2 per cent could be classified as not at all lonely
- 81.7% said they hardly ever or never felt isolated
- 54.7 per cent felt more connected to other people
- 79.1 per cent hardly ever or never felt left out
- their sense of control over their daily lives was almost 10 per cent higher than those living in the community
- 97 per cent felt safe and secure in their homes.
Would you ever consider living in a retirement village? Or do you prefer the freedom and independence of being a member of the general community? Is there a stigma attached to retirement villages? What circumstance would compel you to consider retirement community living? Is it even an affordable option?