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Skip the middle step

Experience true independent living at Ann’s Choice

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June 25th, 2013

The combination of low mortgage rates, low housing inventory, and a growing number of buyers has made this summer s house-selling season a seller s market. For folks tired of shouldering the responsibilities of home ownership, it s an ideal time to list their house and move. But what kind of community will ensure a truly carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? The advantages of living at Ann s Choice, Erickson Living s community in Bucks County, Pa., far outweigh a move to a 55-plus community, says Ann s Choice Personal Moving Consultant Colleen Rosica. Rosica specializes in simplifying the tasks of downsizing, selling a house, and moving to Ann s Choice.

Weighing priorities

Her services are complimentary for members of the community s priority list. Joining the list establishes a person s place in line for an available apartment home based on the person s priority list date. That s especially important now because the community is 98% sold out. Joining the list can shorten and greatly simplify a person s move to Ann s Choice. Some of the people Rosica has helped had previously lived at 55-plus communities. They tell me they chose that type of community because they thought they wouldn t have to move again, she says. Then they discovered their community was lacking. Socialization, for example, just doesn t compare, says Rosica. Residents who live at 55-plus communities and still work aren t home during the day. So neighborly camaraderie might never evolve.

One advantage after another

In contrast, 2,000 people live within the three neighborhoods of the 103-acre Ann s Choice campus. A clubhouse buzzing with people and activities anchors each neighborhood; friendships spring up easily; and there s always someone to talk with. Also, says Rosica, activities at 55-plus communities are weather-permitting: No matter how close you live to the association s clubhouse, if it snows, most things are canceled. The Ann s Choice lifestyle is weatherproof. Residents can choose to participate, or not, in more than 155 activities and special-interest groups. Because they take place right on campus, the weather never interferes. The campus also boasts multiple dining venues and an on-site pharmacy, full-service medical center, and a fitness and aquatics center. And because professional maintenance and grounds teams handle the headaches that residents of 55-plus communities still might shoulder, Ann s Choice residents live maintenance free. Should their heating system or washing machine stop working, one call to the maintenance team will ensure repair or replacement by expert and professional Ann s Choice personnel right away and at no charge. Even on weekends, even on holidays. It s still home ownership at a 55-plus community, says Rosica. We encourage folks to skip that middle step and experience true independent living at Ann s Choice.