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Flying Solo: Single Seniors Soar in Retirement

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Flying Solo: Single Seniors Soar in Retirement

Jane, a retired professor, always had a natural talent for creating art but never had time to pursue it while working full-time and raising her children. Now, as a retired single, she spends her days painting Florida Paradise Coast landscapes, minutes away from her senior living community.

After losing his spouse, Bob found solace in the vibrant social scene of his retirement community. He joined gardening and book clubs, and he even hosts weekly poker nights with other retired singles.

From exploring ancient ruins in Greece to observing wildlife on an African safari, Eva always dreamed of traveling the world. In her single retirement, she made it a reality through solo adventures and organized group trips with neighbors.

Jane, Bob, and Eva are singles who are thriving in Florida’s retirement scene, where over 40% of the population is age 50 and above. Instead of searching for romantic love, they’ve embraced a sense of self-assurance and fulfillment in their solo journey, confidently handling anything life throws their way.

There’s lots to celebrate as a retired single. Decorate your home exactly as you like and splurge on guilt-free pleasures. Being single means calling all the shots, with no compromises on plans or schedules. Discover hobbies and interests, and travel whenever and wherever without coordinating with a partner, and make connections with new people without strings attached. And when there are no bedtime negotiations, you can stay up late binge-watching shows and eating popcorn in bed.

Benefits of Senior Communities for Retired Singles

You may have heard misconceptions about what life’s like for singletons in senior living communities, like it’s lonely, difficult to make friends, or it’s only fun if you’re part of a couple. In reality, at retirement communities like The Glenview at Pelican Bay, there’s always something fun happening–activities, clubs, and events for all interests–so you’ll never feel alone.

Living among a diverse group of residents makes meeting new people a breeze–you’ll enjoy the company of neighbors who quickly become friends. Plus, friendly staff are close by to lend an ear or share a laugh. It’s impossible to feel left out when there are plenty of other singles, and everyone is welcomed and included.

When retiring single, you can also live large in a smaller space, enjoying all the advantages of living in a one-bedroom residence. They’re more budget-friendly, easier to maintain, and can feel cozier and intimate. With clever design and organization, one-bedroom residences make optimizing space and promoting a more minimalist lifestyle easier. Plus, a smaller residence encourages you to spend more time engaging with neighbors and all the opportunities just outside your door.

The Glenview offers a variety of luxury apartment floor plans so you can find the space that fits your needs whether you’re a retiring single, sharing space with a friend or part of a couple. Our one-bedroom apartments are spacious with sophisticated features and finishes, with all the privileges and conveniences that come with living in our resort-style community.

Single and Retired: What to Do 

For retired singles, life at The Glenview is anything but ordinary. Here, you can dine like royalty with our restaurant-style meals whipped up by our talented executive chef. Say goodbye to parking hassles with chauffeur services and valet parking. Enjoy the luxury of having your home cleaned and your linens refreshed weekly. Forget about fixing or replacing things yourself–we’ve got maintenance services to handle it. Treat yourself to some pampering with beauty, nail and barber services. Keep your finances in check with onsite full-service banking. Stay on top of your health and wellness with fitness programs designed just for you.

Explore all our luxury senior community has to offer and the available residences to suit and celebrate single retirement life on your terms.

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