Retirement in Palm-Aire blends the quiet, peaceful pace of beach living with the thrill of exceptional restaurants, boutique shopping, an active nightlife, and plenty of great options for day trips. Whether you’re a lifelong resident weighing whether to stay or go, or a snowbird who recently discovered the clean beaches and sparkling waters of Palm-Aire, you may have found your perfect retirement destination. Here’s what you need to know.
You’ll Never Get Bored
A retirement in Palm-Aire offers limitless senior-friendly activities. Stroll the pristine beaches looking for shells and sand dollars, or lounge by the water with a good book. Then get dressed and head out to one of the many local restaurants serving up unique cuisine and friendly conversation. If live music’s your thing, check out Briny Irish Pub or enjoy a show at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.
Of course, you don’t have to stay in Palm-Aire all the time. Orlando is a great weekend getaway, with Disney World for the grandkids, Universal Studios for teenagers, and plenty of great resorts. If you’re not looking to spend the night there, drive 45 minutes to Miami for some of the nation’s best restaurants, nightclubs, and boutiques.
You Can Access Plenty of Resources
One of the biggest challenges of retirement is that as your needs change, your daily agenda might too. That can be frustrating when you’re still craving an adventurous and fulfilling retirement. Palm-Aire makes it a little easier. The entire state of Florida has adapted to its large senior population with a comprehensive Department of Elder Affairs. A little closer to home, the Broward County Area Agency on Aging provides communal meals, transportation assistance, senior centers, year-round activities, and help with the practical realities of aging. With this assistance, you may remain independent for longer, allowing you to enjoy the life you deserve.
The Right Senior Living Community Can Make a DifferenceMany seniors find that the reality of retirement just doesn’t live up to the hype. They feel bored, struggle to maintain their homes, worry about what will happen if they need help, or face serious chronic illnesses. These challenges are common, but they don’t have to derail your retirement. Seniors who are relatively healthy may thrive in independent living, where they can get help if they need it, along with the peace of mind that comes from not living alone at home. If you’re struggling with a chronic or serious illness or with activities of daily living, assisted living honors your independence by offering you support that can keep you thriving. The Arbor Company has served seniors for more than three decades and is proud to operate Palm-Aire’s most beloved senior living community.
Planning Your Retirement
Whether you’re years away from retirement or already enjoying the fruits of a lifetime of work, a little planning goes a long way. Work with a retirement counselor to develop a financial plan for the future, then discuss with your family what you hope to get out of your retirement. Some questions to ask yourself may include:
- Do I have any risk factors for a chronic illness? If so, how can I plan for the possibility that I might get sick?
- Have I been diagnosed with a serious medical condition? How might that affect my retirement plans?
- What can I do now to stay as healthy as possible in the future?
- What is my monthly retirement budget? How might my life expectancy affect that budget?
- Do I have assets that I want to leave to my loved ones? How can I best protect those assets?
- What activities do I value most? How do I want to spend my retirement?
- What help might I need to enjoy the best possible retirement?
No matter what you want for your future, The Preserve is here to help. For more tips for mastering retirement living and for advice on finding a great retirement community, check out our guide, “Finding a Safe & Comfortable Senior Living Community.”