Hot Springs Village has everything needed for an active lifestyle including organized sports, lakes, scenic trails and enough clubs and organizations to satisfy almost any creative inspiration or philanthropic desire.
Hot Springs Village, AR (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
As the generation that defined rock and roll, embraced counterculture and fought for civil rights turns 65, baby boomer retirements are on the rise, and many are considering relocation. While they may want to leave the 9-to-5 routine behind, it doesn’t mean these trendsetters are likely to slow down. Like everything else, baby boomers are redefining retirement, looking for a community where they can maintain an active lifestyle with plenty of choices for both outdoor activities and social gatherings.
Hot Springs Village has a growing number of baby boomers, and they have recently rallied together to form Boomers Rock. The club was started last September when Susan Stewart wanted to form a social club with others who shared similar interests in music and entertainment.
“The best decision I’ve made since moving to Hot Springs Village was to respond to Susan’s call for boomers to come together for fun and to help evolve the Village for the benefit of future residents,” said Cindi Erickson, co-leader of the club.
The club is open to anyone who appreciates the events, activities and music of the baby boomer age. Each month the group gets together at a local venue for a cocktail/dinner party to socialize, listen to music and catch up on club activities.
In addition, members organize special events like a dance, crawfish boil, pot luck, bon fire and wine tasting. Whenever possible, they like to have a live band. The dance earlier this year featured a classic cover band, Code Blue playing songs by Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater and the Eagles. Tin Pan Alley, a southern rock/blues band, will play at the crawfish boil.
While the club members like to have a good time, it’s not all about the party. The club also provides opportunities for philanthropic work and encourages members to get involved with the community through memberships on committees and ad hoc groups.
“For those of us already here, it provides opportunities to meet people from all over who find the entertainment and activities of our generation attractive,” said Erickson. “Equally important, though, is to show that there is a thriving, active group of people here.”
A community with outdoor recreational amenities tops the must-have list for retiring boomers. “For my husband it was golf. For me, it is the lakeside living and boating,” said Erickson. “We both agree that this is a beautiful, safe oasis. Boomers Rock and friendships are the necessary final ingredients.”
Boomers Rock is touted as the fastest growing club in the Village. With thousands of baby boomers retiring every day, this trend will most likely continue.
Hot Springs Village is the nation’s largest gated community with 26,000 acres of playground spread across the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. It has everything needed for an active lifestyle including organized sports, lakes, scenic trails and enough clubs and organizations to satisfy almost any creative inspiration or philanthropic desire.
Nine signature golf courses and numerous golf leagues allow golfers to play competitively or for recreational fun. A 13-court tennis facility does the same by offering lessons for beginners or league play for the competitive spirited.
The Coronado Fitness Center is a full workout facility and includes a large exercise area with weight and cardio equipment, a three-lane walking track, indoor pool and personal trainers. Exercise classes like yoga, zumba, spinning or water aerobics adds variety to the workout.
There’s also plenty of space for outdoor recreation. Boat, fish or swim at one of the 11 lakes inside the gates. Three lakes have swim beaches and pavilions; and two have full-service marinas for boat or kayak rentals. And, there is over 26 miles of forested, pet-friendly trails.
With over 200 clubs, it’s easy to learn a new hobby or improve on a favorite. The computer clubs keeps everyone up-to-date on the latest technologies whether it’s the new iPhone or Kindle HD. Take up pickleball, join a cycling group or become a master gardener. Make new friends playing cards, going to dances or meeting at the performing arts center which hosts over 75 events annually.
Enjoy year-round community events. The sprint triathlon is scheduled in May, the British Car and Motorcycle and Scooter Show in June and a Summerfest celebration begins on July 4th. The DeSoto Club hosts social events designed by E. Fay Jones including a Cinco de Mayo celebration, Monte Carlo Military Ball and a Murder Mystery Dinner.
Centrally located, Hot Springs Village is just 15 minutes from historic Bath House Row in Hot Springs and an hour from Little Rock, where there is plenty of shopping, arts and culture, restaurants and comprehensive, world-class medical facilities. For those baby boomers retiring today who’d like more information about Hot Springs Village, please visit http://www.visithsv.com/.