Retirement community says no to children

Many seniors move into assisted living communities and retirement homes to get the rest and relaxation they are looking for, and enjoy prepared meals and daily activities.

Friends and family come to visit, but what happens when young grandchildren overstay their welcome? How should a retirement community react?

As reported in a recent article on, one Florida community is facing exactly that challenge. Sun City Center is a senior living community where, earlier this fall, school buses started dropping off schoolchildren in front of their community.

“We started getting reports from the homeowners associations that their members were calling to report children getting off the bus,” said Dave Floyd of the Sun City Center Community Association, according to the article.

According to the news article, it turns out that some children are in fact now living at Sun City Center, and that is why the school bus has been dropping them off in front of the complex.

Floyd told the media outlet that ten households have had children living with them, against policy. Eight of the ten have already made alternative arrangements, and one of the homes is in foreclosure.

Floyd said while he did not want to expel residents from their homes for having children live with them, children cannot stay at the community for more than 30 days per year.