Three reasons that community is important for a happy retirement

No man is an island. John Donne was onto something when he said that but we don’t think he realised just how much that would ring true when it comes to retirement. The importance of community during this phase of one’s life cannot be understated. It’s probably one of the most important factors to consider when investing in a mature lifestyle village.

At Renishaw Hills, we are blessed with a tight-knit community of like-minded people who rally around each other when times are tough and even when things are going well. It’s why we know first-hand just how vital a true sense of community is when it comes to retiring well. Here’s why it matters and why you should settle for nothing less when it comes to your retirement estate.

Community means friendship and an active social life
Life is all about the connections we make. Whilst many think they’re done making friends by the time they retire, many of us are actually just beginning. Our residents have been able to mix with new people and form bonds with many of them due to shared personalities, hobbies, passions, and love of Renishaw Hills. From our nature trails to our community centre and even the patios and gardens, there are so many spaces to get together in our village.

Community means people you can relate to and be inspired by
At Renishaw Hills, our residents are surrounded by others just like them. They also share the same stage of life which means it’s easy to find people to relate to and as a result, motivate and inspire each other. This includes the likes of health and wellness activities and even giving back through our Projects With A Purpose committee. The face-to-face engagement with friends in the village helps stave off the feeling of loneliness and isolation, which is sometimes wrongfully associated with retirement.

Community means support no matter what
For some, this stage of life is often a time of challenge that could include changes that stem from loss or illness. As a result, having a group of loyal friends that you can count on makes all the difference. We have seen it within Renishaw Hills as residents gather to uplift those going through hardship. It’s heart-warming to know that they were brought together by us but remain friends by choice.

Join our community
If you’re looking for a place that balances lifestyle, convenience, community and every conceivable amenity, why not take a look at Renishaw Hills? We’d be more than happy to give you a private tour. For more on how you can live the holiday, please contact us today on sales@renishawhills.co.za.