A. The definition of the English word Resort is “a place to which people go for rest, relaxation, recreation, help, relief, aid, service and support.” A Retirement Resort is therefore “a place to which people retire for rest, relaxation, recreation, help, relief, aid, service and support.”
Just as the best places to ski, golf and play tennis are ski resorts, golf resorts and tennis resorts, Retirement Resorts are recognized by Senior Hospitality International as the best places to retire because they provide Retirement Living at its Healthiest®
A. Everyone has a unique timetable, but here are four principles to consider:
- START EARLY
It’s never too early to start searching for your ideal Retirement Resort. Every community has a unique set of pros & cons, contract options, fee structures and refund plans – there’s a lot to learn and compare. Narrow down your options to your Top 3 and visit as many as you can. Some offer free “Staycations” to serious prospects.
- JOIN SEVERAL WAITLISTS
It’s also never too early to join waitlists at your Top 3 Retirement Resorts. Some communities have very long waitlists, so join them long before you’re ready to move in. Most waitlists have a 100% cancellation refund.
- VISIT OFTEN
Visit your top 3 Retirement Resorts often – meals, concerts, special events, etc and get to know which one “fits” you best.
- EXPERIENCING LONELINESS & BOREDOM?
These are two signals that you’re ready!
- MOVE IN 5 YEARS BEFORE YOU’RE “READY!”
The longer you wait the more fun you’ll miss!
A. While certification benefits are provided free of charge (Free official certificate, Free press release, Free basic listing on SeniorHospitality.com, and Free 1-month featured listing on RetirementResorts.com), there is an optional, ongoing featured listing on RetirementResorts.com available to certified communities who are trying to reach and maintain 100% occupancy). Our annual fee is equal to the community’s monthly two-person fee for a 1000 sq. ft. (93 sq. meters) residence.