StrawBerry Ridge near Tampa, FL, Makes Finding Friends After Retirement a Piece of (Short)Cake

Finding friends after retirement is one of the top challenges for older adults, experts say, explaining that the time-honored ways of meeting new people through work, church, and other social networks often disappear for retirees. This can be a dangerous trend, as loneliness and social isolation have been linked to adverse physical and mental health effects in older adults.

However, many residents of StrawBerry Ridge say they’ve had no trouble finding friends after they decided to spend their retirement in our warm and friendly community for active adults 55 and older. Our beautiful gated community near Tampa, Florida, has some of the most enviable amenities for older adults – including two clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, a woodworking shop, and a ceramics studio – and these amenities make it easier for our residents to join in activities that help them develop close friendships. What’s more, we take pride in offering an affordable active lifestyle – another important factor in reducing stress for retirees so they can get more enjoyment out of their golden years.

How Do We Do It?

We offer high-quality manufactured homes for sale – many with luxury features – in an attractive neighborhood setting. Then, for a low monthly home site lease payment, our residents can enjoy all the resort-style amenities at StrawBerry Ridge whenever they want. We also offer a wide variety of group activities that encourage our residents to get to know one another. For example, picture yourself:

  • Crafting a masterpiece as part of the Berry Clay Pit Ceramics Group
  • Sampling an assortment of delicious toppings at our community’s all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Social
  • Heading out with the Red Hat Mammas to the Wooden Spoon Diner to sample fried egg sandwiches or luscious Maryland-style crab cakes

To get a better idea of all the happenings that help our residents find friends after retirement, take a look at our newsletter. Or contact our Lifestyle Team today for more information and to schedule a tour of our community when you’re in the Tampa area.