Guest Author: Mr. PARMINDER DADHWAL
As a senior citizen, above 70 with a wife a few years younger, what do we look forward to for moving away from our current living in a plotted home.
First and foremost we want to simplify our lives and look at ourselves living more comfortable and stress free lives without the responsibility of looking after the maintenance of the infrastructure and utilities of our home.
The first priority will be to seek a home which has all the basic amenities that one has been used to and have sufficient space for us and family. The amenities should be available around the clock without any uncertainties.
The complex should have basic shopping facilities to cater to the majority day to day grocery needs of acceptable quality at reasonable prices. The basic maintenance of the apartment, electrical and plumbing, should be the responsibility of the developer, at a cost.
The complex should have a medical room where basic medical services could be provided . It will be comforting to know that an ambulance is available round the clock and a doctor on call. A general physician who conducts regular medical checks on residents ,who so desire, would be helpful.
Community areas where recreational group activity can be carried out will enhance the bonding with the other residents . It would be open to the residents to choose the activity they want to organise . Such activity should not have a commercial slant to it.
Reasonable amount of sports facilities should be available within the complex. A swimming pool , gymnasium, cards and billiards room would help in relaxing and keeping healthy and fit. Needless to say a walking soft walking track is a must.
The complex, through its architecture, land scaping, horticulture and colour combinations should convey a feeling of serenity and an unhurried way of life.
One of the biggest concerns in a plotted home is security. The complex should have multiple levels of security and entry into the complex, a block, or building should be capable of being tracked till the individual abodes. Security cameras and intrusion alarms should be capable of alerting the residents as well as the complex security personnel/system.