When people think of retirement, they often think of slowing down and taking things easy. Yet the reality of retirement is much more active and involved, especially if you life at Southport on Cape Cod, a 55+ retirement community in MA. Here, residents live an active, social life with an extensive selection of fun, healthy, and informative events to fill their days.
Southport is a social community, offering plenty of ways to get to know your neighbors and make new friends. What better way to start the day than with a friendly coffee get together in the Village Center clubhouse. The Sports Lounge hosts Men’s Coffee on Tuesday mornings and Women’s Coffee on Wednesday mornings. The conversation is just as stimulating as the coffee!
A morning workout is another great way to start the day, giving you energy and leaving the rest of your day free. Southport has the latest in cardio and strength-training equipment, so you can follow your own workout or take one of the many classes available to homeowners. They also have a heated indoor pool for year-round use where you can get your daily laps in and then relax and enjoy the resort-like atmosphere.
With warmer summer temperatures, the morning is the best time to plan for more active pastimes to avoid getting overheated. The fitness center isn’t the only place to get some exercise. Southport also has an exceptional nine-hole golf course perfect for both novice and experienced golfers. Or if the Grand Slam tennis tournaments have inspired you to hit the courts, you can play singles or doubles with your friends and neighbors.
After your morning spent on the golf course or tennis courts, take a break at the informal tennis and golf clubhouse. You can discuss the day’s game and then make plans for the rest of the day.
If you like to stay active, but prefer not to play sports, there’s always the Thursday afternoon Tai Chi class at 2 p.m. Or, if you prefer some mental activity, why not join up with the monthly History Club that meets at 4 p.m this month on July 16. On Sunday afternoons, sit back, grab some popcorn, and take in the 4 p.m. movie.
You’ll find multiple book clubs at Southport, meeting in both the afternoon and the evening. The 7 p.m. Tuesday Book Club, meeting on the 14th this month , can be a fun and thought-provoking way to spend an evening.
Each month, you’ll also have the chance to take part in a variety of dining events celebrating summer. On the 16th, the Clubhouse Deck is the place to be to taste the Maine Islands, Casco Bay-style, with delicious Maine lobster and tasty side dishes. Then on the 30th, enjoy some mouth-watering BBQ along with entertainment from the Baha Brothers, who provide great music and lots of laughs.
From morning sailing excursions to TGIF parties in the afternoons at the Clubhouse Deck, there’s always something to keep you entertained at Southport. One look at all that this 55+ retirement community in MA offers and you’ll see why it’s one of the premiere adult communities in New England.