A New Senior Moment

Dawn Wotapka has an interesting article about the new, wealthier retirees.

Zumba classes, sushi chefs and kilns in the crafting room: the newest generation of 55-plus communities caters to active—and demanding—retirees.

At Vivante on the Coast, a $62 million retirement community under construction in Newport Beach, Calif., renters will be able to relax in a hydromassage room or take a dip in the indoor saltwater pool. They’ll watch movies in a private theater and sip wine from Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. And when they’re hungry, a sushi chef will be on standby.

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Ankrom Moison/Mirabella PortlandFacilities boast full-size gyms, chefs trained at top cooking schools, professionally decorated interiors and an activity list that would exhaust even a teenager. Shown here is the Mirabella in Portland, Ore. 

The Vivante is the newest generation of residential housing catering to retirees who demand far more than the old-school retirement homes with bland food and drab décor. Today’s facilities boast full-size gyms, chefs trained at top cooking schools, professionally decorated interiors and an activity list that would exhaust even a teenager.

If you’re one of the new active, well-to-do retirees, read the rest of Dawn’s article.  If you would like to eventually retire in style, you may want to talk to someone who can guide your finances in that direction.

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