Why Is Play Important for Older Adults?

Florida has a well-deserved reputation as America’s playground, where people of all ages can find plenty of fun activities at pretty much any time of year. If you’re like many people who retire to Florida from Illinois, you’re naturally eager to leave the blizzards and frigid temperatures of winter behind. But you’re also looking for more than that, including lots of opportunities to play hard now that your years of working hard are over.

You’ll be happy to know that science is behind you 100 percent. Experts say communities for active adults 55 and older that offer a wide variety of convenient ways to enjoy life and mingle with others provide valuable benefits that can:

  • Keep your mind sharp and help prevent memory loss
  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships with other people, a key component of happiness
  • Improve your outlook on life, reduce stress, and potentially ward off depression
  • Increase your energy level, help you cope better with aches and pains, and lower the risk of illness

At StrawBerry Ridge, We Know How to Play

If you’d like to discover a 55+ community that goes beyond the norm to offer our residents an abundance of activities to pursue in the company of friendly neighbors, then you’ll want to schedule a tour of StrawBerry Ridge near Tampa, FL. We offer high-quality manufactured homes for sale in an attractive, gated neighborhood setting and, for a low monthly home site lease payment, our residents enjoy daily access to numerous resort-style amenities, including two swimming pools – one indoors and one outside.

What’s more, there’s never a dull moment at StrawBerry Ridge. Weekly events include line dancing, rhythm band practice, and many more group activities. Our Travel Club recently returned from a trip to the Big Top at Circus Sarasota, where they enjoyed watching daring aerial feats and listening to live music.

Sound intriguing? We’ll be happy to show you around StrawBerry Ridge when you’re visiting the Tampa area from Illinois. Contact us today to book your community tour. In the meantime, read our newsletter to learn about all the activities our residents enjoy on a regular basis.