Retirement Community Targets Indian Immigrants


There are all kinds of niche retirement communities out there. But thus far, if you were a Hindu Indian-American, alas, there was no special place for you—until now.

Information technology professional Iggy Ignatius has started what he calls “the first retirement housing plan targeting a specific immigrant group in the country,” reports Religion News Service. It’s in Orlando, FL, and it’s called ShantiNiketan. Want to buy in?

A two-bed, two-bath condo costs approximately $160,000, with a monthly expense of $800 per person including food, housekeeping and taxes. …

Ignatius and his team have designed a schedule to keep occupants engaged and entertained with meals, yoga, music classes and Bollywood movies in the clubhouse. The staff makes it a point to celebrate all Indian festivals. …

All 54 condos in the first phase have sold; a second phase of 120 condos is under construction. Ignatius plans to have an assisted-living facility with round-the-clock nursing services within the premises by 2014.

Read about more retirement communities targeting specific groups of people here.

Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.

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