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Enjoy community connectedness when you downsize

Date Posted: February 17, 2021

When lockdown restrictions were in place, it was easy to feel isolated and lonely.

A valuable lesson learned in 2020 was the importance of loving the location you live in and the community you belong to. When lockdown restrictions were in place, it was easy to feel isolated and lonely – especially if you lived far from friends and loved ones.

Here’s how moving to a downsizing community can help you feel more connected and supported all year round:

Tight-knit community

Just like the friendly community environment you experience when you go camping, lifestyle villages nurture a supportive and vibrant community. Because homeowners are like-minded and share similar values, neighbours often become cherished friends. At some downsizing communities, there are also community managers who live onsite and are always there to lend a helping hand or a listening ear.

So, whether you want to share travel stories, have a laugh or enjoy a coffee, moving to a downsizing community means there’ll always be someone there to share in the moments with you.

Group activities and programs

Group activities and community excursions play a big part in downsizing communities because homeowners generally enjoy an active and vibrant lifestyle. This means moving to a downsizing community presents you with a range of opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy group activities.

From community sporting events and BBQs, to movie nights, games nights, exercise classes, excursions, happy hour and more, there’s so much fun to get involved in – if you choose to.

The beauty of living in a downsizing community is that there’s a whole range of activities available and you get to choose how much or how little you’d like to take part in.

Pet-friendly environment

Pets really are members of the family and living with a pet can help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. That’s why many downsizing communities are pet friendly, so you can bring your fur-baby along with you!  This opens the opportunity of connecting with other pet owners in your community and enjoying group dog walks or doggy play dates at the park.

To learn more about downsizing to a land lease community, check out our FAQs.