Ac­tive Adult Liv­ing Mind­set

On An Af­ford­able Bud­get

Snowbirds & RV Travelers - - Contents -

Mo­bile home com­mu­ni­ties have risen to a higher stan­dard and now of­fer a su­pe­rior qual­ity of liv­ing to meet the grow­ing de­mands of mod­ern se­niors. To­day’s 55-plus mo­bile home and RV com­mu­ni­ties are de­light­fully wel­com­ing to ac­tive res­i­dents and snow­birds. As more boomers take to the road in hopes of find­ing the per­fect va­ca­tion spot or des­ti­na­tion re­sort, Tri­con strives to meet their life­style de­sires while main­tain­ing an af­ford­able lo­ca­tion to call home.

“Mo­bile home and RV com­mu­ni­ties are back on the rise for Baby Boomers,” said Vicki Moore, Tri­con Re­gional Man­ager. “They miss the feel­ing of com­mu­nity, the neigh­bour­hood pic­nics, Canada Day and Fourth of July bar­be­ques and com­mu­nity garage sales. They can find this in our com­mu­ni­ties. They grew up in subur­bia and they want to go back to that.”

With eleven com­mu­ni­ties in the Phoenix/ Mesa area and three in Cal­i­for­nia, Tri­con is able to pro­vide a broad range of amenity and life­style pack­ages to meet the needs of many trav­el­ers and re­tirees. They have cho­sen unique lo­ca­tions con­ve­nient to shop­ping, din­ing and at­trac­tions in the more ma­jes­tic por­tions of Ari­zona.

For se­niors not will­ing or able to pay a for­tune for hous­ing in their “golden years,” Tri­con of­fers an af­ford­able al­ter­na­tive to a tra­di­tional house, apart­ment, condo, or va­ca­tion rental. More and more se­niors are dis­cov­er­ing the hottest trend - com­mu­nity liv­ing. It pro­vides an at­trac­tive al­ter­na­tive when con­sid­er­ing where they will re­tire and where they will travel in their “Golden Years”.

“Se­niors and new re­tirees have taken a new old ap­proach to va­ca­tion­ing. Road trips with the fam­ily were a valu­able and mem­o­rable part of their lives. Ex­plor­ing this beau­ti­ful coun­try and re­unit­ing them­selves with each other has gained pop­u­lar­ity and pur­pose; get­ting back to their roots. The days of ho­tel stays in com­par­i­son to RV trav­el­ing is clos­ing in gap dras­ti­cally. They have paid their dues and now de­serve to en­joy them­selves.” re­marked Kim Lake, Tri­con Re­gional Vice Pres­i­dent. “We want to pro­vide them with des­ti­na­tion com­mu­ni­ties that are rem­i­nis­cent of that same era; that home­town feel and sense of be­long­ing.”

Tri­con, in an ef­fort to meet the de­mand of the boomer mar­ket, has cre­ated mul­tiuse com­mu­ni­ties where they of­fer a wide va­ri­ety of mo­bile homes and park mod­els for sale as well as RV sec­tions for those on the hunt for an ad­ven­ture.

The ma­jor­ity of the com­mu­ni­ties in the Tri­con port­fo­lio are 55+ and pet-friendly. They pro­vide ex­cep­tional ameni­ties at all lo­ca­tions, planned ac­tiv­i­ties on­site and field trips or­ga­nized by an ac­tiv­i­ties co­or­di­na­tor.

“We strive to find some­thing for ev­ery­one,” said Moore, “some just want to come and re­lax, and en­joy. Others en­joy golf tour­na­ments, bowl­ing leagues, din­ners, and dances. It’s re­ally about pro­vid­ing guests with the per­fect va­ca­tion or liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The res­i­dents, com­pro­mised of per­ma­nent and sea­sonal ten­ants, re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate qual­ity, af­ford­able so­cial subur­bia liv­ing in a com­mu­nity that is both well-main­tained, and filled with en­gag­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. Tri­con aims to pro­vide a healthy and safe en­vi­ron­ment for like­minded in­di­vid­u­als.

“… We just want to en­joy th­ese years, we want to ex­plore and have fun. See the things we were not able to when we were busy mak­ing the dol­lar… we are able to do that here. The com­mu­nity was just ren­o­vated and looks dar­ling and the peo­ple are won­der­ful,” com­mented Laura Ho­vater, an an­nual res­i­dent at one of the Tri­con com­mu­ni­ties in Apache Junc­tion.

Ac­tiv­i­ties range from break­fasts, pic­nics, bar­be­ques, din­ners, to danc­ing in the club­house or en­joy­ing crafts, karaoke, bingo, and cards in the com­mu­nity li­brary. They also of­fer a com­mu­nity yard sale and spring craft show. There is also shuf­fle board and wa­ter aer­o­bics in a heated pool, as well as a fit­ness room where res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to ex­er­cise.

“When peo­ple think of 55 plus, they of­ten think of sleepy and bor­ing,” said Kim. “Our sig­na­ture prop­er­ties are def­i­nitely not that. We en­cour­age healthy ac­tive liv­ing for all of our se­niors. And of course, to have as much fun as they can pos­si­bly stand.”

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