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The benefits of community living

The idea of downsizing and moving to a new place can be scary for many, especially if you have created an environment that you are comfortable with. What makes these life-changing moves easier is the close-knit community you are surrounded by and the specially designed homes that have been created around your needs.

A sense of security

Being a part of a community means safety and security within your environment. Apart from private security along with measures like CCTV and controlled access to the neighbourhood, you can rely on your greater community to band together in times of distress. Within a community, there is strength in numbers, often organised methods of protection within estates for emergencies and a reduced crime rate. Take comfort in knowing that you can rely on community members when you require assistance.

Social opportunities

Fostering a social environment, communities with a large number of people ensure that you are never lonely. With organised activities like bridge night or live music over the weekend, you’ll always have an excuse to interact with your neighbourhood members in turn creating trust and familiarity between families.

Less maintenance and more facilities

Living within an estate often means that you will have a lock-up-and-go lifestyle that is ideal for retirees; this means less maintenance and more facilities. Estates are now designed to provide a plethora of facilities for residents. Hosting private gyms or community yoga classes, there’s always something to do over the weekend or mornings.

Community living has become an integral part of retirement for many individuals. Providing support in the later years of life, residents within these neighbours or estates often have quick access to friends for company and ways to stay entertained. As a top destination for retirement, KZN hosts a range of these neighbourhoods and villages for those seeking retirement options.



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