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As one of the least populated states in the country (second only to Wyoming), Vermont tends to attract hardy retirees who enjoy taking in the change of seasons amongst solitary mountains, stunning lakes and heavily wooded forests. With an abundance of snow capping the Green Mountains each winter, skiing is a particularly popular activity among active residents of Vermont retirement communities. For seniors who are interested in less physical pursuits, Vermont is home to a thriving performing arts scene as well as museums, art galleries and a number of historic sites.
People looking for retirement communities in Vermont often get confused when seeing all the options out there for senior living. Assisted living is for people that need help with the activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating and bathing, and cannot safely live alone. Nursing homes are for people with severe physical illnesses who need 24-hour skilled nursing care. Memory care options are designed specifically for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia who need 24-hour-a-day supervision. Retirement communities are targeted to independent retirees that no longer want to take care of their own home but would like the option of community services and amenities such as activity planning, meals and housekeeping.