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Top 4 Reasons to Choose a Local Retirement Community Over a Big Chain

by Sarasota Bay Club
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When it comes time to retire, you need to ensure that you choose the right community for you and your needs. One of the first decisions you need to make is whether you choose a local community or a corporate community. Choosing a local retirement community offers more than just conveniences. It directly benefits the local economy and provides seniors with an enriching experience they cannot find at a commercialized chain. When deciding which is the best fit for your loved one, consider these four quality-of-life enhancements that only local communities can achieve:

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Personalized Care and Attention

Retirement is a time when individuals need more personalized attention and care, which can be difficult to provide among senior populations in large chain communities. There is no "cookie-cutter" approach at local communities. Instead, the necessary amount of attention and care is given to each retiree.

Local retirement communities are sensitive to their residents' needs for high-quality health care. To accommodate each person's unique needs, local communities offer a range of options for state-of-the-art medical care, such as a wellness center, rehab, in-home care, secure assisted living, and skilled nursing. The caring staff is specially trained to attend to the unique needs of seniors so they always feel safe and comfortable. 

Stronger Sense of Community

A small local retirement community fosters more meaningful relationships between its residents. A feeling of community enhances seniors' quality of life. According to a study in the National Library of Medicine, older adults who participated in community activities and social interactions experienced positive changes to their mental health. 

Local retirement communities focus much more on the "community" part of their name than big chains. Community events are held throughout the year at local retirement communities, and members can easily make friends, learn new skills, and engage in new hobbies. 

For example, Sarasota Bay Club creates a whole lifestyle for our community. Each day offers unique, exciting activities, from a poetry group to a Tai Chi class to Sunday brunch. Art lovers, fitness enthusiasts, sci-fi fans, foodies, and more will all find an activity and supportive community that matches their interests.

Local Knowledge and Expertise

In addition to being able to attend community events and activities, local retirement communities can provide an insider's look at the town. The staff typically has lived in the area for many years and can suggest exciting ways to explore their city.

At Sarasota Bay Club, our staff guides each resident through their transition into a new lifestyle because we know it's never easy leaving behind your daily living routines at home. With a luxurious location that's minutes from downtown Sarasota, residents get to experience the convenience of having sandy beaches, vibrant cultural destinations, and top-rated dining options just moments from their homes.

Premium Apartments

Finally, a local retirement community is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy the best of apartment living. Unlike big chains that have to mass-produce generic living quarters with no personality, local communities offer premium homes customized to meet each resident's needs and preferences. 

At Sarasota Bay Club, our residents live in one-bedroom to three-bedroom condominiums overlooking beautiful Sarasota Bay. Each community offers luxurious features such as lavishly landscaped grounds, casual and fine dining with separate private dining rooms, library and reading rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility designed to promote the health of the body and mind. These upscale amenities wouldn't be possible from larger chain establishments.


Retirement is a new chapter in life, so finding a community that fits perfectly with your loved one's desired lifestyle is essential. If you want your loved one to receive personalized care, a stronger sense of community, local knowledge and expertise, and premium living conditions, Sarasota Bay Club may be the right choice for you. Contact us today to learn more


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