Florida has long been known as one of the best retirement destinations in the United States. For seniors who seek a warm climate, affordable housing and a lower cost of living — plus plenty of social opportunities and fun area attractions — it’s a perfect choice. More specifically, North Central Florida, located between Tallahassee and Jacksonville and down to Ocala, is a great region for seniors to live in. The real heart of Florida, cities such as Live Oak in Suwannee County offer small-town charm in a quiet atmosphere with plenty of things to do and see.
An escape from cold winters. The year-round warmth makes moving to Florida highly appealing to seniors who have grown tired of those frigid winters of the north. This means that outdoor activities and social opportunities don’t cease at any point throughout the year, and you can leave your puffy winter coat buried deep in the closet — or donate it to your friends in the northern states. Whether you’re a regular outdoor enthusiast or want to become one, retirement is a great opportunity to spend more time enjoying God’s creation. One note: North Florida does offer noticeable season changes, and there are a few weeks each year when that puffy coat could come in handy!
Community living. Downsizing offers some definite benefits to older adults, and moving to a Florida retirement community provides a manageable way to successfully age in place. You’ll be relieved of many of the burdens of home maintenance, enjoy a higher level of independence and delight in plenty of options to stay engaged physically, mentally and socially.
For our vibrant community members, Advent Christian Village in North Florida embodies home in every sense of the word. Residents enjoy the resources needed for independent living, such as a grocery store, barber shop, post office and pharmacy right on campus. Friendships blossom every day as they connect with like-minded friends through our active faith community, hobby clubs and exciting social events and concerts. At ACV, you’ll experience a community where neighbors truly care for one another, and you can age with meaning and purpose.
Quality health care. Across the region, you’ll find multiple hospitals and medical facilities to support all your healthcare needs. Plus, Copeland Clinic, located at Advent Christian Village, is open to men and women of all ages living in Dowling Park and in the surrounding communities. Not only does the staff at Copeland Clinic provide quality medical care, but they also team up with specialized care centers, doctors and specialists in various fields to provide the highest level of care possible. Learn more about ACV Health.
A variety of activities for everyone. The temperate climate makes it easy to enjoy a variety of activities at Florida retirement communities, both outdoors and indoors. Get some quality exercise by spending time on the many nearby golf courses or tennis courts, go hiking or canoeing along the Suwannee River, visit a local museum or theater, or enjoy a night of music, dance or drama as part of Advent Christian Village’s Live! at Dowling Park artist series. There are plenty of activities, concerts and social clubs to enjoy – and opportunities to create meaningful relationships.
Want to experience a new kind of retirement in North Florida for yourself? Call today to schedule a tour – we’d love to show you what home could look like for you.