Senior Citizens Step On Stage And Surprise Everyone With Their Performance
As Americans are living longer and longer, it's to be expected that retirement will start looking pretty different than it did for previous generations. But even as early as the 1960s, a few forward-thinking developers saw the potential for a retirement community for "ageless living". Construction on the first planned retirement community, Leisure World in Seal Beach, CA, began in 1960. The community is massive, divided into co-op areas called "Mutuals", each with its elected board of directors. Each community has its own weight room, 9-hole golf course, clubhouses, a woodworking studio, art studio, lawn bowling courts and a swimming pool. And, yes, there are lessons, including dance lessons with regular community dances.