4604 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78745
(512) 436-0887

Retirement Living in Austin, TX at The Continental


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All-Inclusive Independent Retirement Community in Beautiful South Austin!

Choose Your Own Rent! Affordable Senior Living Options Starting at $2,095
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Turn the page and start a new chapter at The Continental! Our active senior community is all-inclusive living at its best. Located in beautiful South Austin, we are close to plenty of great shopping, restaurants, hospitals, and the Austin International Airport. Choose from 6 different spacious floor plans, all well-appointed with washer and dryer, full kitchens with top-grade appliances (large refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher), and roomy patios to soak up the heavenly Texas sunrises. Covered parking is available. Rents start at just $2,095. It’s easy to see why so many people are happy to call The Continental home:

Easy-Move Program
The transition to senior living can be difficult when faced with the normal physical and financial obstacles caused by aging and downsizing one’s home. To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, The Continental offers a program that lessens the strain associated with moving. Caring and dedicated staff are available to assist in matters such as real estate, financial services, moving professionals, veteran assistance, and more.
24/7 Dining
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining to so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as gluten-free and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Extraordinary Location
Our active senior community is all-inclusive living at its best. Located in beautiful South Austin, one of US News & World Report’s top ten places to retire in 2018, we are close to plenty of great shopping, restaurants, hospitals, and the Austin International Airport.
Complimentary Transportation
Our shuttle just for Continental residents makes it easy to get to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and any other cultural events going on in Austin. Now, thanks to our innovative partnership with Lyft, we are able to offer on-call transportation and scheduled pickups for our residents at any time of day.
Full-Service Amenities
Your monthly rent includes all of your utilities (except your personal telephone), as well as free common area WiFi, front desk concierge service, weekly housekeeping, and on-call apartment maintenance.
Busy Activity Calendar
Make room in your schedule for exercise classes, tai chi, movie nights, weekly bingo, day trips, and more.
On-Site Service Providers
The Continental keeps residents happy with our community’s own hair salon, library, gym, and computer center.
Concierge Services
Looking for a local pet walking service, taxi to the airport or restaurant recommendation? Stop by the Concierge Desk and we will gladly provide assistance
Travel Program
Need to get away? Sunshine makes it easy! Complimentary guest rooms and meals are available to residents visiting any of our Sunshine Communities. It’s your vacation, so tour the nearby city or take part in community events. Discover why residents love traveling the Sunshine way
Pets Welcome
We encourage residents to bring their cat or dog.
Smoke-Free Living
We maintain a smoke-free policy for your continued good health.
Resident Referral Program
No good deed goes unrewarded! Refer your friends to us, and we’ll thank you with a referral bonus when they transition to senior living at any Sunshine community. Learn more here
On-site Staff
We offer safe living with a caring and dedicated staff available to you 24/7, for complete peace of mind.
Month-to-Month Lease
No one wants the burden of a long-term contract. Sunshine keeps everything simple with a month-to-month lease.
Turn the page and start anew at The Continental!

We offer studios, one and two bedroom apartments in a variety of floor plans. All apartments offer spacious living space and start as low as $2,095! You’re going to wish you moved sooner!

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Residents Activities at The Continental

Every Monday - Thursday

– 8:45am | Walking Club

Every Monday

– 6:45pm | Jackpot Bingo

Every Tuesday

– 10:30am | Blood Pressure Checks

Every Wednesday

– 11am | Sit & Fit Class

Every Thursday

– 11am | Exercise with Dr. Sheppard

Every Thursday

– 1:45pm | Dominoes Club

Every Friday

– 4:15pm | Tai Chi

Every Saturday

– 11am | Bible Study with David

Every Saturday

– 6pm | Movie Night

Every Sunday

– 10am | Nondenominational Church Service with Reverend Chambers

…And Much, Much More!


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The Continental – All-inclusive Retirement Community in South Austin

The Benefits of Retirement Living

Retirement communities, such as The Continental Retirement Community Austin, TX are sometimes referred to as senior homes, are senior living options that make the transition between living at home and retirement living much easier. Many of them are similar to senior health senior living communities, but with fewer amenities, available services and a break in costs, retirement homes could be the perfect option for seniors who no longer wish or desire to maintain a large space but are still healthy enough to live independently and while caring for their own personal affairs.

What Are Senior Apartments?

There are multiple options available for independent living as an aging adult. One of the most popular options are senior apartments, which are described as apartment spaces with aging or retired adults in mind. These homes are designed to specifically cater to the senior community. The apartment is equipped to ensure safety in the space by eliminating stairs to make it easier for the senior to move around the home. Most prefer carpeted floors to lessen the possibility of a fall or slipping, which could lead to broken bones or other injuries. Other amenities that are sometimes available by request if not included are seated showers, grab bars, extra lighting in some areas and more. Most importantly, emergency alert systems are available in many retirement apartments.

The best part about apartments for seniors is that there are several floor plans to accommodate the unique needs or preferences of the resident. There are one or two-bedroom options, laundry room within the living space and some offer a variety of color schemes with cabinets, floors and walls to make the space more home-like.

Retirement residences or senior communities offer many of the same benefits as independent communities. In many cases, some people consider both the same. However, in many ways, there are some distinct deviations between a senior apartment building and an independent living community.

The most valuable benefit of retirement living is that aging adults have the freedom to function independently without the stress that accompanies living in their own house. In cases where seniors choose to remain in their home, they have the burden of caring for and maintaining a bigger space, lawn maintenance, climbing stairs, and other tasks that may grow more difficult as they age. The availability of senior apartments 55 and older for rent that offer a staff to assist with these tasks is great. Realistically, it’s reassures the resident and their family that the safety and happiness of the senior is top priority.

In addition to offering a sensible living space, there is a social up-side to residing in senior apartments. Most options are only available to the age group of senior 55 plus. This ensures that the entire community is made up of those within the same age group. The benefit is that most residents of the area will have similar interests and hobbies. In some all-inclusive senior living spaces, there is a community room. This space is often utilized by the community to gather with other aging adults, play games or eat meals. Events such as game night or social gatherings are occasionally hosted in this space.

Putting it simple, retirement homes are typically priced less than other living spaces for seniors. 55 and older apartments are a simple option for older people who desire to have their own residence with less space to maintain. Quality senior care is the foundation for any living arrangement for retirees. Families want to know that their aging loved ones are safe, happy and leading fulfilled lives wherever they decided to reside. The options of villas, apartment homes, townhomes and more can be a bit overwhelming but understanding the needs and wants of the senior makes it easier to know which option will best accommodate their needs. The number of people aged 55 and older that are pursuing degrees and participating in social activities regularly is surprising. Therefore, many retirement communities offer computer spaces, fitness facilities, event rooms and more to engage the seniors in activities that encourage them to remain active.

Senior living communities offer an extensive array of services and are not to be compared or confused with the dynamics of a nursing home facility. Aging adults in assisted living communities are capable of functioning on their own, without the need for personal or private medical care. There is a tier of options for seniors who wish to relocate to more manageable senior living apartments without compromising their independence.

The decision to reside in a community that is designed specifically for adults over 55 is one that most find an easy one to reach. The Continental Retirement Community assists families in Austin, TX that wish to relocate their seniors to properties, so they can fully enjoy their senior years. Some families or residents desire to enlist the services of other professionals to simplify the transition. For instance, there are meal services available that can assist the senior in the preparation or delivery of meals. Many residents enjoy the transportation service that helps them to meet appointments or other social engagements they may have outside the home. This brings reassurance of safety when the senior is traveling or out and about around town.

You may ask yourself, why choose a senior community when you have the comfort of your own home. There are many reasons to do so and most aging adults report that they are extremely happier once they move to an assisted living or retirement community. The options vary from the home-feel to the luxury of a high-end hi-rise or hotel, and they surely don’t have an institutional setting or ambiance that many imagine. Most seniors who have relocated to these properties or similar living communities say that they enjoy life at their new home compared to living in a home alone.

Living alone, may prevent aging adults from participating in organized activities and games they enjoy. These activities are exciting and helps keep the mental focus of the senior in good condition. The opportunities of engagement with the residents of the areas are tremendous. The ability to call up a friend and meet in the community room for a game of chess, bridge or poker is invigorating. There are often classes available to teach or strengthen hobbies the resident may have, as some enjoy dance while others simply want to knit gifts for the grandkids. These are the rewards that most appreciate about all-inclusive senior living.

Retirement 55 is a monumental time in life and for those who can live it out loud without boundaries, really enjoy these years Aging adults make new friends, reconnect with old friends and engage with family on a level like never before when living in a community such as The Continental Retirement Community that caters to their specific needs. Senior apartments or communities are appealing to the tastes of most aging adults

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