Tip #6: All Amenities Are Not Created Alike
While you’re evaluating your potential new neighbors and friends, make sure take in any of the community’s other services, especially 1) their food, 2) their roster of activities, and 3) their community facilities.
When it comes to food, some communities offer communal meals or food outlets. If that’s the case, make sure to take in a meal. (Or two, if you can make a second visit!) Of course, make sure you like the food served—but don’t forget to watch how the community interacts at meal time, as we suggested above.
Along those same lines, make sure to evaluate the available amenities and activities. Staying active—physically and mentally—will make a huge difference in your health as you age. Are the activities things you’d enjoy? Can you see yourself participating? Are the facilities easy to access and are they well maintained?
All of these will ultimately contribute to your quality of life, so evaluate them carefully.