Retirement communities.

@hvedra (1623)
March 16, 2010 4:18am CST
Would you live in a retirement community for over 55s or 60s? What would be the appeal and what would be the potential downsides? If you already live in an age restricted community, how have you found it? What have been the good and bad points?
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 10
in my country here in malaysia, there is no retirement community. those who retire at the compulsory age 55 years are mostly from the private sector. in the government sector the compulsory retiring age is 58 years old. those who work on their own, there is no retirement age, as they can work as long as they want to. here, the retirees live on their own or stay with their children. others who have no one to take care of them and are in financially problems are in the old folks home run by voluntary bodies such as non government bodies like the churches. other old folks are put in private old folks home run by individuals for a monthly payment. here the children split the bill to pay for their ageing father or mother staying in the old folks home, perhaps all are working and no one to take care of the elderly.
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• Malaysia
29 Mar 10
hie hvedra, thanks for the best response. you appreciate what i have written and this is done here. malaysia is a fast developing 3rd world country full or resources. life is getting fast and work is like pressur cooker. so elderlys and retired are left to themselves tp 'enjoy their sunset years'. the healthy get to go places and do what they like on their retirment money while those in need have to look for jobs. the children are out working and cannot be there to be with them. thus old folks homes sprung up to cater for the old and feebles . we pray to Amighty God that when we retired or already retired have the healing and healthy grace of God to live a godly life. have a good day hvedra.
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16 Mar 10
Recently I was sent a brochure for a new retirement community. To be honest, the place itself looked very nice but I very much doubt they would want a nutter like me in one of their units. I don't feel that I fit into their criteria, all my friends are at least 15 years younger than me and I wonder how some of the other residents would react to me coming home from a late night clubbing - LOL
@hvedra (1623)
16 Mar 10
One of the things I have been wondering about recently is "alternative" retirement communities - the mainstream ones tend to be for folks into flower arranging and The Archers. There doesn't seem to be anything provided and I do think if there were enough likeminded people it could work.
@celticeagle (119841)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Mar 10
Retirement community? I think 55-60 is alittle young for that. I would think about it by about 70-75 when I feel I may need some help with things. Until then I am good to do I am thinking. I have seen some very nice age restricted communities and if the situation were right I guess I would think about it. I would rather just stay here with my family though.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
16 Mar 10
I'm not saying i wouldn't but am saying i hope i never haave to give up my home & can stay here till i die. That is something we just don't know the future.
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