Buffett (and others?) get in tune with retiring baby boomers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Beachy minstrel Jimmy Buffett is parlaying his following of aging baby boomers into plans for a string of “55 and better” retirement communities.
The first one, Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida, is envisioned to be a haven for aging Parrotheads who will be spending more time than ever looking for their lost shakers of salt.
With the voluminous wave of the baby boom generation cresting into retirement surge, it’s only a matter of time before other aging rockers like the Palm Beacher Buffett also break into the retirement community business.
With that in mind, here are some other retirement communities we may be seeing soon in Florida.
Stairway to Heaven Villas
For those with heavy metal not only in their hips, this is the place to be.
This Led Zeppelin-themed community has been constructed with a whole lotta love for all its residents, whether they’re active, new retirees or old friends transitioning to our luxurious and safe Dazed and Confused wing.
And as for our stairways, don’t worry. We’ve got elevators too.
As a Doors fan, you know people are strange. But not when you’re surrounded by other aging Doors fans who will be finding new ways to light each other’s fires during their golden years.
You’ll be saying, “Hello, I love you,” to your new neighbors as you play cards in our clubhouse, lounge by the pool, or take advantage of our complimentary Riders on the Storm trolley service to the local Walgreens.
This is one place that will touch you.
Carole King’s Pointe
It’s never too late, baby. As long as you’ve still got some earth moving under your feet, pour yourself a chamomile tea, pick up you cat and head on out to Carole King’s Pointe, where you’ve always got a friend.
You’re never so far away from the amenities here. So whenever this ole’ world starts a gettin’ you down, you can find your own place in our tapestry of activities, whether it’s a relaxing massage at the Natural Woman spa, or joining our all-male water polo team, the Smackwater Jacks.
Old age is just a state of mind. Whip it good at Devoshire.
The Frampton Inn
If you need somebody to show you the way, and you wish you could spend the rest of your life frozen in the year 1976, where playing the guitar through a talk box was cool, this is the place for you. All rooms are doubles, although you’ll probably only want to stay in half of yours.
Earth, Wind and Retire
Growing older? That’s the way of the world. But it’s no reason not to turn the September (October, November, and December) of your days into one big boogie wonderland. There are lots of reasons to live here. So get on down to EWR. You can’t hide, love. We got to get you into our lives.
Century Village People
Condos with costumes. Need we say more?
Rollin’ on a Riverwalk
A place you’ll be proud of to call your home, even if your name’s not Mary. Built with distinctive Creedence Clearwater Mediterranean Revival architecture, Rollin’ on a Riverwalk is an adult community where a bad moon’s always rising, the river is green and neighbors keep asking about rain sightings.
Aging AC/DC fans will be getting on the highway to Hellagio for the rare opportunity to retire among those who will always be back in black. Special home health care services are available for those required to be shaken all night long.
Frank Cerabino writes for The Palm Beach Post. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.