We are going to a lot more parties since moving to a Del Webb Community.
For instance, this week we went over to the neighbors house for a dinner party which included 4 couples. We arrived at 5:30pm and enjoyed cocktail hour, appetizers, and a great Italian dinner over conversation with our neighbors and friends.
Today we are going to Scott’s Downtown Gainesville for a birthday party for Pete, who is turning 80. The restaurant is closed to the public today so we will have the place to ourselves.
Two days from now it’s New Years Eve and we are going to two parties. A group on our street has been going out to a special New Years party dinner for several years and this year they invited us to go. We will be at the restaurant at 7pm for a special dinner of several courses plus your beverage of choice.
Next we are planning on making it back to our beautiful clubhouse for the traditional New Years Party in the Grand Ballroom to dance with music by a live band. After midnight we will drive the one mile back home on safe community roads.
Contrast that to before we moved to our lovely community. We usally stayed home on New Years because ee don’t drink hardly at all and it’s not safe of the roads. But you don’t have to be a heavy drinker to have a good time. Socially we like to bond with our neighbors and we never run out of things to talk about. Plus different people will be at each of these parties this week, so you get to socialize a lot.
These parties don’t drain you like the ones you went to when you were young and drank too much. These parties give you a good feeling and are fun!
Socializing is another advantage of living in an 55 and Over Active Adult Community with people you like and call your friends.
People like to socialize and there are even health benefits of doing so, especially as you age.
Isolation is a big problem with many seniors, mostly because they don’t have a way to meet new friends or stay in contact with old friends. Plus it can be difficult traveling to meet someone, say for lunch. People don’t become less social because they age, it’s just they lose the opportunities to do so.
All that changes with Active Adult Community living. At least the opportunity is there at your door step, if you want to be more socially active.