Why do we love our pets so much? Quite simply, it comes down to two words: love and happiness. The National Poll on Healthy Aging finds that pets play a dominant role in older adults’ lives—in fact, 55 percent of adults ages 50 to 80 report having a pet. Pets are such beloved companions that more than half of pet owners let their pets sleep in their bed—now that’s true love.
Your best friend—unconditionally
Countless reasons show why pet ownership is good for you: companionship, a sense of purpose, exercise, nature therapy, socialization and more. And while science and psychology may point to pet companionship as a health advantage, it’s the endearing nudge of a nose, lick of a hand and the wag of the tail that show why pets give us so much love and emotional support.
Make room for Fido
People who own pets develop a special bond whether those furry friends are dogs, cats or birds. So, when considering a move to a retirement community, you need to ensure that your new home can also be your pet’s new home. When looking at retirement communities, one of your first questions is whether the community is pet friendly.
Lakeside at Waterman Village, a soon-to-be-built expansion of Waterman Village in Mount Dora, Florida, welcomes pets with open arms. Already an established norm at Waterman Village where pets ride in golf carts perched on the laps of their parents, Lakeside at Waterman Village will uphold the same pet-friendly way of life. Lakeside at Waterman Village also will feature a dog park and safe grounds to take pets for walks.
Picture you and your pet here
However, nothing will compare to strolls alongside Lake Margaret where you and your furry friend take in shimmering water views—and at the same time, get your steps in for the day. The paved lakefront walking trail will encircle Lake Margaret, passing by the newly built condo-style or single-story garden homes and the Lifestyle Center within the Lakeside Grand building.
In addition to the paved lakefront walking trail, Lakeside at Waterman Village will feature open spaces and trails in the community. With tranquil water views and lush vegetation, you’ll find that dog walks become nature walks.
Not only will Lakeside at Waterman Village welcome your pet, but also you’ll find nearby Mount Dora a haven for pet lovers. Ranked by USA TODAY® as the #1 small town in Florida and #4 in America for where to retire, Mount Dora is home to plenty of pet-friendly shops, restaurants and activities:
- Dining at 23 pet-friendly restaurants
- Sunday morning at Mount Dora Village Market
- Piglet’s Pantry dog bakery
- Several off-leash dog parks
- Numerous veterinary services to help keep your pet happy and healthy
At Lakeside at Waterman Village, you’ll find residential options that offer plenty of room for you and your pet to call home. To learn more about Lakeside at Waterman Village, the future expansion of Waterman Village and its casual way of life, call us today at 352-385-1120 or visit our main website.