The Octagon House in Cedar Point, North Carolina, has recently undergone significant renovation, but the 160-year-old building still maintains its historic charm. The Jacksonville Daily News reports that the updated building is part of a retirement living community that provides residents with independent living options and assisted living.
"Our goal is to provide this wonderful and needed service for the entire area, and we want to be able to do it with very nice accommodations and first-rate medical care forthose who need it," Bryan Lassiter, business manager of the renovation project, told the news outlet.
The Octagon House is the focal point of the community and serves as a welcome center and meeting place for residents.
The residences are well furnished and contain many features that make it a prime location for an active lifestyle. Plans are also in the works to include an exercise room, game room and walking trail.
Similar retirement living communities may become increasingly important in the years to come as the number of older adults is expected to rise. The Administration on Aging reports that there will be about 72.1 million people over the age of 65 in the United States by 2030.