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4 55 Plus Living Communities in the Bourne Area

Cape Cod Senior Residences

We look forward to meeting you!

  •  100 Dr. Julius Kelley Lane, Bourne, MA 02559 $

Affordable Housing

  • 24 independent senior apartments and 60 apartments for those who want or require the option of assisted living personal care services
  • Delicious meals prepared daily by our chef & served by wait staff
  • A full program of social, educational, cultural & spiritual activities
  • Weekly apartment housekeeping & daily trash removal
  • Access to on-site trained personal care staff 24 hours a day

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

Imagine a senior living community where people are encouraged to express their unique personality and talents to continue making meaningful contributions to their friends, family and community.

  •  218 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 $$$

Avg Price: $8000 monthly

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • On-site activities, social events and parties
  • Choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenette
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping and medical appointments
  • Trained care associates available 24 hours a day

Wingate Residences at Silver Lake

Voted the best senior living in Kingston

  •  21 Chipman Way, Kingston, MA 02364
  • A welcoming, friendly, community of active, engaged neighbors
  • Strikingly beautiful living spaces with stylish architectural details
  • A diverse offering of activities and events to enlighten and entertain
  • Outstanding, chef-prepared daily meals served in distinctive dining rooms
  • Lovely landscaped grounds, patios and gardens, affording lovely lake, river and forest vistas

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Golf
Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Pools
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.