My parents recently retired and are moving to a new apartment in St. Pete. What amenities and features should we look for in a senior-friendly community?

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When looking for senior-friendly apartment communities in St. Pete, there are several things you may want to consider including budget, location, maintenance, the type of community, and access and mobility. Several apartment communities in St. Pete offer amenities and features geared to the 55 and older community, with fun activities for all.

Senior Apartments

The St. Pete area is a very popular destination for seniors with the beautiful coastal views and warm, sunny days. Senior apartment communities come equipped with various features that allow for resort-style living right at home with spas and beauty salons, heated swimming pools and fitness centers. Senior communities also offer a variety of leasing options from short-term to long-term. If your parents are looking to have some fun, be sure to inquire about prospective communities' resident activities such as Bingo, movie night and breakfast club. There are also several safety features included such as emergency pull cords and push button systems.

Access & mobility

If access and mobility is a concern, worry not! Several St. Pete apartment communities are handicap accessible. These apartments include features that are designed to provide a more comfortable and self-sufficient living experience for those who may need it. Some of the features include accessible elevators, ramps and wider doorways for wheelchair access, and bathtub modifications. Be sure to check with the leasing team about additional features they may offer like reserved parking.


Another important feature to look for in an apartment near St. Pete is emergency maintenance. If something isn't working properly, it's nice to have a skilled technician come in to evaluate the situation and make repairs. Apartments with emergency maintenance as an amenity, offer after hours maintenance for issues like pest control, HVAC repairs, recycling and waste, electrical issues and more. It may make things less worrisome for you and your parents to know that they won't have to wait for business hours if they have an emergency maintenance issue.

When moving to a new place there are a lot of things to consider. Be sure to ask the prospective communities about the things that will make your parents' lives easier and improve their experience. Consider other factors that may also impact their move like budget and location. If you need more insight on how to better assist your parents as they make this move, check out these tips for a smooth, stress-free move.


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