As adults in their 50s close in on retirement and begin envisioning life’s next chapter, they are often balancing what they want with what they need. When developing The Avenues Crofton Park, an award-winning 55+ community in Broomfield, we talked to senior living experts as well as older adults themselves to find out what they were looking for in a senior living community.
Through these conversations, we designed a new model for independent living called “senior boutique living.” By carefully balancing what individuals want – or don’t want – senior boutique living provides a cost-effective housing option that replaces the burden of owning real estate and delivers a vibrant social life with access to upscale, maintenance-free rental living with hotel-like amenities and services.
At The Avenues, our senior boutique living model offers:
Adults who are near retirement or retired, whose children have left home, are often at a point in their lives where they no longer have the appetite for home maintenance, whether that means mowing the lawn, shoveling snow or keeping up with repairs. To that end, our senior boutique living model offers maintenance services, as well as built-in safety and security amenities like temperate underground parking with indoor and outdoor lighting.
A focus on options
Rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all approach to senior living, The Avenues offers all-inclusive pricing with no surprises and 14 unique floor plans to best fit residents’ diverse needs and lifestyles. Residences range from 780-square-foot one-bedroom apartments to 1,768-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bathroom cottages. In addition, the layout of our community caters to every lifestyle, from our large open lobby to help facilitate community gatherings, to the quiet conversation areas spread throughout the property.
We are constantly asking residents what they want in terms of new amenities and activities, then adjusting our slate of social, wellness and educational events and activities to reflect their interests and hobbies. A number of creative design elements have also resulted from these discussions, including our outdoor patio with fire pit, open demonstration kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, catering kitchen for special events, billiard lounge, shared community gardens and more.
On-site management team
The Avenues has everything adults looking to downsize need to live comfortably while also having enough space to spread out. Our on-site property management team, which includes a property manager, facilities maintenance director, activities manager and a concierge, is there to ensure our residents get the attention and service they expect and deserve.
Balancing rental rates with desired features
Features we have implemented following discussions with residents and potential residents include additional on-site storage, a resident-run library and instructor-led fitness classes. Plus, since many residents we spoke with expressed interest in making their own nutritious meals, The Avenues offers apartments with larger personal kitchens for cooking and entertaining.
The Avenues’ senior boutique living model was new when we launched it in 2014, and it is rewarding to see that what we offer today continues to resonate with local seniors.
The Avenues’ senior boutique living model offers a turnkey retirement solution for active older adults. To learn more about our award-winning community, call 720-799-0915, or schedule a personalized tour online.