A Great Place to Retire

Retirement is a transitional period in a person’s life, and during the current economic climate, many individuals approaching retirement have many questions. The Peninsula has a robust group of financial planners who can assist individuals thinking about retirement, approaching retirement or retired. Oftentimes, an individual going from a lifetime of employment will want to find ways to stay engaged after retirement.

The Virginia Peninsula area is brimming with organizations designed to serve retirees from ample non-credit educational opportunities through local colleges and universities for “lifelong learners,” as well as high-quality retirement communities – many of which offer continuing care options.

A number of retirement communities on the Peninsula offer an ideal mix of independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living units, memory support and on-site health centers for those in need of a higher level of care. Accompanying the maintenance-free living options are an abundance of amenities on the premises, including eateries, full-service banks, swimming pools, fitness centers, beauty and barber shops, libraries and worship services.

A long list of events, activities and seminars are available to residents, as well. Among the many retirement communities on the Peninsula are chamber-member sites, such as the Mennowood Retirement Community, the Chamberlin, the Hidenwood, the Chesapeake, the Gardens at Warwick Forest, Virginia Health Services, Sentara Nursing Center and Morningside Assisted Living and Alzheimer Care.