It’s the Good Life: Upscale Retirement Communities Offer Many Riches

From fine dining and spas to stunning apartments and engaging lectures, high-end senior living communities deliver the good life.

Four times a week, Mary Potts enjoys the luxurious pool at The Mather, a retirement community in Evanston where she lives. Potts strides back and forth in the warm lap pool — an exercise called water walking. “It’s very meditational and healing,” she says.

Potts indulges in another kind of pool too. “I’m learning how to shoot pool,” says Potts, who has a one-bedroom apartment with an outdoor terrace at The Mather. “The game has a lot of mental strategy. It’s so much fun.”

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