The lure of days lounging by the pool, bronzing at the beach and just escaping brutal northern winters have drawn seniors to Florida for generations. Yet today, it’s more than the Shuffleboard Generation that’s headed to the Sunshine State, and particularly to Palm Beach County. Seniors retiring here are looking for more than cookie-cutter cottages or sterile, impersonal high-rises.
Today — with more longevity and greater expectations — seniors relocating to Palm Beach County have much more variety in their lifestyle and housing choices. Whether it’s the active vibe of active adult living communities, the helping hand of an assisted-living facility or the world-class care of the area’s nursing facilities, Palm Beach County can cater to the interests and needs of a wide array of seniors.
The Shuffleboard Generation would be in awe of today’s active adult communities. For seniors with few medical problems and who need no assistance with activities of daily living, independent living offers everything from theater outings to field trips to sporting events. They usually provide onsite social and fitness activities; transportation to shopping, appointments and other nearby needs; and medical and wellness consults by an in-house nurse. Meals and housekeeping services are available. The communities listed below may offer other locations, as well as, other services and care levels – please contact the specific community for more information.
2000 Lowson Blvd., Delray Beach, 33445
Apartment homes and villas truly do make this independent-living facility seem like home. Abbey Delray prides itself on its beautifully landscaped grounds, restaurant-style dining (and a cocktail lounge) and more activities and events than one resident could attend. Yet behind all of this is a trained, professional and attentive staff, making each resident maintains his or her healthiest lifestyle.
Devonshire at PGA National
350 Devonshire Way, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418
Gourmet dining, a fitness center and a performing-arts center aren’t what you’d expect in an independent-living facility. But luxury and resort-style amenities set Devonshire at PGA National apart. Complimentary transportation whisks residents to nearby shopping, dining and cultural attractions.
Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton
22601 Camino Del Mar, Boca Raton, 33433
Here is where seniors will find an active lifestyle with distinctive social, cultural and educational activities. And while your mind is being nourished, chef-prepared meals are created to please the most discriminating palate. All the Boca Raton lifestyle has to offer is just minutes away.
11900 Taylor Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410
On 22 acres highlighted by lakes and lush courtyards, La Posada prides itself on its resort-like lifestyle. Residents enjoy the choice of either apartment homes or villas, all offering the same array of services, from housekeeping to a flexible meal plan. Just minutes from an upscale mall and a short ride to the beach, the facility combines independence with a full slate of activities, wellness programs and other programs and assistance for its residents.
315 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401
All the comforts of home, along with all the conveniences of upscale hotel living, combine for a rich and rewarding senior lifestyle in a Catholic setting. At the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach, Lourdes-Noreen McKeen and McKeen Towers provide the social amenities, medical attention and security to a sense of home for their residents.
The Tradition of the Palm Beaches
4847 Fred Gladstone Drive; West Palm Beach, 33417
Residents are “family” at The Tradition of the Palm Beaches. Indoor and outdoor recreation, transportation to attractions and shopping, educational activities and a synagogue are among its luxury services. Top-flight medical care includes access to a full-time Harvard-fellowship trained geriatric and internal medicine specialist.