Many factors or changes in personal circumstances may lead to consideration of a move to a retirement community. Amana Living’s philosophy for its Retirement Villages is that they should be much more than just a real estate development. They are communities designed for fully independent older people, and offer a variety of accommodation styles and amenities. The beauty of a Village lifestyle is the easy access residents have to friendship and social activities. Retirement Village life rekindles the sense of community spirit while at the same time retains privacy and independence for each individual. Each Village has its own unique atmosphere and offers full use of a range of recreational facilities. Residents’ Committees operate at most centres and this means that most of the activities are arranged for the residents by the residents.