Sixty is the New Forty: Enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle

Sixty is the new forty according to scientists who say longer, healthier lives mean people now hit middle-age later. Nowadays, retirees are enjoying active lifestyles and staying healthier, longer.


Need an easy way to stay active? Many retirees are flocking to a land-leased style of community living where owning a home in the right community is the perfect solution for active retirees who no longer want to be tied down by a mortgage and demanding and costly property maintenance.

Retirement lifestyle communities offer a variety of activities from low-impact aqua fitness to indoor swimming pools, well-maintained walking and biking paths, exercise rooms, tennis courts, golf, and much more.

community-secondary-CTM-03Being active isn’t just about exercise. It also means getting together with like-minded friends to play cards, have a BBQ or enjoy group gatherings such as dinners, dances and impromptu get-togethers.  Don & Trudy Koopmans of Sandycove Acres, a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community, enjoy their active and healthy lifestyle. Don is the President of the garden club as well as Director of the Woodworking club within their community: “I love my active lifestyle at Sandycove Acres. On top of gardening and wood working I also enjoy playing pool and snooker.   II love being involved in a wealth of activities.” he says. “I believe a place like Sandycove Acres is a perfect place where a retiree can stay active and live longer. I especially enjoy the social aspect of always being able to be involved with people. We’ve got great neighbours and have been able to make lifelong friends.”

In the Parkbridge Lifestyle Community model of home ownership, communities are located near other great amenities which complement an active lifestyle. Within a short walk or drive there are many activities which include golfing, shopping, cafes, restaurants,  beaches, wineries and much more.  Many communities are situated in sort-after destinations just waiting to be explored!


Retirees have done the hard work and deserve to truly enjoy an active retirement with ample energy and good health. Instead of spending time on tedious home maintenance, shoveling snow or mowing the lawn, management at the land lease style of home ownership takes care of these time-consuming tasks and giving back retirees their time to enjoy what really matters.

For further information on the land-lease concept of living, as well as land-lease community offerings visit

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