As people age, they have different options to consider when selecting a place to live. The goal is finding somewhere they will feel supported physically, mentally, and emotionally during the later years of their lives. For some people, the decision may be heavily influenced by health needs and financial considerations. Others simply stick to what they know. When comparing life alone at home vs life at an senior living community, however, there are numerous benefits of living in a 55-and-over community that combines housing with optional care and support services, according to research recently published by ProMatura International. The move to a retirement community may initially be intimidating, but in the long run, community members feel happier, healthier and more secure.