As the first of the baby boomers turn 65, many are thinking about how best to spend their golden years. One popular option is downsizing from a big house and moving to a comfortable retirement living community, according to The Reno Gazette-Journal.
"The big homes are not the desirable ones," real estate agent Ed Kolesar told the news provider.
"[Baby boomers] are basically empty-nesters now. They're more interested in a single-story home for health reasons, and they don't need as much room."
He added that, nowadays, older adults are looking for residences that are close to medical centers, transportation, church and grocery services. Many boomers appear to be moving to independent living communities so that they can stick together, travel and meet new people.
The Toscana senior community has been a favorite place for older adults who are looking to socialize more, as recreation areas such as the billiard and cards room offers the chance to have weekly Poker nights and more.
Seniors who are considering the move to a retirement living facility should first research their options and decide what they want in their new home. AOLHealth.com states that nursing homes are for those who require 24-hour medical treatment and supervision. Other options, such as the independent living facility, are for adults who can perform everyday tasks on their own.