Many communities offer social type activities like board games, playing a game of cards, bingo. Some even include outside activities where you can take a dip in a pool, walk on a nature trail, or have a cookout. Nearby you may find a lake, park, or other recreational places, which are great especially when there others to share them with instead of being alone.
Most communities have transportation to take you to the pharmacy, restaurants, or local shops in the area. Another activity a retirement community may do around a holiday is to have a particular dinner party, which gives you the opportunity to celebrate the holiday with your neighbors and friends. During the summer they may have a neighborhood picnic.
These are all activities that we have enjoyed throughout our lives, but to have it nearby is the luxury of convenience. As the roads nowadays are becoming more congested its nice knowing that your needs and activities you enjoy are within reach. Just imagine waking up to a beautiful day where you can take a long walk through nature or by a lake and see the landscape before you. The little things that make us all unique are found in a retirement community.