More information on the niche community movement

NEW OLEAR BANNERRecently, we’ve been sharing information with you on the topic of unique niche retirement communities — communities where residents all share a common interest —that are gaining popularity across the country. Well, we’ve found some more interesting examples to share with you!

The Wasserman Campus in California is run by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a nonprofit organization founded in 1921 by silent-film stars Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and others to provide financial assistance to workers in the entertainment industry. Wasserman Campus opened in the 1940s and is open to individuals who worked in any aspect of the industry for at least 15 years.

Over in Texas is the Stilwell Retirement Residence that serves retired Texas teachers. It is owned and operated by the Texas Retired Teachers Residence Corp.

Back on the East Coast, the ElderSpirit Community in Virginia was founded by a group of nuns and welcomes anyone interested in spiritual growth.

While some of these niche communities are fairly new, others have been running a successful operation for decades! Who knows what the next decade will bring?

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