Why Blair Group Has Some of the Best Active Adult Communities for Pet Lovers in Florida
Scientific research has confirmed what many pet lovers have long known – having an animal companion can greatly enrich the lives of older adults. In fact, the benefits are practically endless. Several studies have linked dog ownership, in particular, to a lower risk of death due to heart disease. Part of the reason for this may be that dogs require exercise, which means their owners are more likely to also get exercise when they walk their dogs or play with them outside. However, other studies have also shown that cats and other pets can help prevent older adults from developing feelings of isolation and loneliness that can lead to depression. In fact, according to a study by the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, simply petting an animal can reduce a person’s stress, resulting in lower blood pressure and often an elevated mood.
Blair Group is an award-winning developer of affordable manufactured-home communities for adults 55 and older, and we’ve long recognized that the last thing people want to do when they retire to Florida is give up their pets! All five of our beautifully maintained active adult communities offer some of the best opportunities for pet lovers because they have:
- Pet-friendly, commonsense rules that allow plenty of freedom while ensuring that our residents and common areas are protected from harm
- Plenty of green space to allow long walks and golf cart rides with a favorite furry companion
- Convenient access to veterinary care and grooming services, thanks to the locations of our communities near some of the most desirable metro areas in the state
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Blair Group manages communities in Lakeland, Winter Garden, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, and Valrico (near Tampa). We’ll be happy to tell you about the amenities they provide for pet lovers, and help you select the best active adult community for you to call home. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a community tour of one or more of our communities the next time you’re visiting Florida.