According to the National Council on Aging, by the time you reach 65 years old, you can expect to live another two decades! That means the best years of your life can actually be ahead of you – if you find the right community.

But let’s be realistic, you can get a neighborhood pool and a golf course just about anywhere. For the truly active adult, you want amenities that engage every part of you.

Imagine living well with like-minded neighbors who also want to make the most of their golden years. Here’s a look at how fun retirement communities like Del Webb at Union Park invite you to live more fully at any age.

Health Benefits of Being a Social, Active Adult

It’s no surprise that the more social and physical activity a person gets, the healthier they are. As we age, these become particularly insulating factors against a number of diseases.

Research shows active adults have:

  • Lower death rates
  • Decreased reports of Alzheimer’s
  • Less rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fewer reports of osteoporosis
  • Reduced depressive episodes
  • Diminished risk of cancer
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Boosted immune systems
  • Better eating habits
  • Continued creativity
  • Stronger sense of purpose
  • Happy relationships with family and community

One study in the UK found that when retirees became involved in community activities, local hospital admissions reduced by 30%, acute admissions for long-term conditions dropped 40%, and adult social care costs decreased by 5%.

We call that a win-win-win.

Senior Living Amenities at Del Webb at Union Park

Del Webb 55+ communities do things a little differently. Sure, you can hang by the pool or take a walk through the tree-lined neighborhood, but why stop there?

There are miles of walking trails, a 30-acre wooded Central Park, walking trails, open green spaces, and catch-and-release fishing ponds for those who like to connect with nature. Furry friends are welcome, too, and even have a Bark Park to call their own.

Others enjoy the thrill of challenging neighbors to a friendly bocce ball competition, expanding their knowledge of wine with fireside tastings, or holding a meeting of the minds at the community coffee bar.

Like culinary adventure? Frequent our Food Truck Park or whip up a meal for your loved ones in our outdoor community kitchen, The Kitch. Because, really, doesn’t food always taste better with friends?

There are also a hub of activities and amenities specifically for residents of Del Webb at Union Park. The 10,000-square-foot amenity center includes:

  • Fitness Equipment
  • Group Fitness Rooms
  • A Resort-Style Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Two Banquet Halls

In terms of cool retirement communities, we turn up the heat. Our active adult community’s full-time lifestyle director is always thinking up interesting events and clubs to keep our neighbors engaged. There are groups that get together and share activities around interests such as travel, cooking, sports, games, hobbies, and much more!

55+ Community FAQ

Making a big move is a big decision. But follow your instincts. If you’re ready to experience vitality at any age, but have some lingering questions, these may help:

What do retirees look for in a community?

For many in the 55 plus age bracket, a supportive community, opportunities to socialize, connection to nature, and well-planned activities top the list. Being able to live independently while on a fixed budget is also a high priority, making areas with lower cost of living more appealing.

What are the advantages of living in a 55 plus community?

If you enjoy being around others, having access to amenities, and appreciate a low-maintenance home, senior living communities have a lot to offer. They also rank high in terms of safety and some even offer homes that are designed especially to make life more comfortable for those 55 and older.

What activities are important to older adults?

We all understand the benefits of keeping our bodies healthy as we age, but what about the other facets of our wellbeing? After a lifetime of working, many older adults are looking to rest and enjoy the simple things. Active adult communities like Del Webb at Union Park provide plentiful access to nature and opportunities for connecting with others, allowing you to get in touch with what really matters.

Experience Ageless Vitality at Del Webb at Union Park by Hillwood

Looking for the most active retirement community in Dallas-Fort Worth? Look no further than Del Webb at Union Park in Little Elm.  Our new home community has small-town charm with big city attractions less than 15 miles away in nearby Frisco, Texas. Here at Del Webb at Union Park, you’re only far from the ordinary. See for yourself how enriching senior living can be! Contact us today to learn more!