Seven trends coming to Omaha in luxury retirement living

January 24, 2022

Retirement communities have evolved from simple, no frills homes to vibrant social environments devoted to living life to the fullest among active, like-minded peers.

In recent years, the trend in 55+ communities have tilted toward luxury and comfort, flexibility and independence, and a wealth of options in everything from fine dining to on-site healthcare. Here are seven trends you’ll find on display at Ovation Heartwood Preserve in Omaha.

Miles of walking trails

Location is as important in choosing a retirement community as it is in buying a house. Situated on the 500-acre development of the former Boys Town Farm in Omaha, Ovation Heartwood Preserve offers miles of walking trails along with a brand-new central “downtown” for gathering and socializing.

Located steps from the Ovation community, the downtown is lined with local shops, restaurants and national, name-brand retailers and private apartments, hotels and office buildings.

Resort-style living

Inside the Ovation community, a soothing indoor pool, hot tub and massage room create a year-round, resort-like atmosphere. Adding to the ambience are upscale beauty and barber salons and spa, a lounge and billiards room and a high-end business center. A full-time concierge can arrange car and valet services at residents’ requests.

Upscale accommodations

Acknowledging the impact environments have on mood and health, upscale retirement communities like Ovation have made their spaces warm, welcoming and functional. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes, assisted living apartments and memory care suites feature high-end appliances, quartz countertops, elegant fixtures and rich finishes.

Better living through technology

Many retirees are tech-savvy and have come to expect tech features that enable connection with family and friends and make life convenient. Accommodations at Ovation Heartwood Preserve feature wireless internet and voice-activated home technologies. The latest systems and programs enable residents to control the temperature of their rooms, turn lights on and off, chat with a neighbor and view upcoming activities and events.

Fine dining options on-site

Gone are the days of a single, cafeteria-style dining room.

At Ovation Heartwood Preserve, multiple restaurants, a demonstration kitchen and regionally inspired recipes provide varied culinary options from a bistro/coffee shop, poolside services and the casual Miller’s @ Omaha to fine dining at the 1863 restaurant.  

Ready access to healthcare

Access to the level of healthcare active adults have come to rely on is one of the most important considerations in choosing a retirement community. Ovation Heartwood Preserve offers separate residences for individuals at different stages of their lives that are equal parts lifestyle amenities and healthcare, including around-the-clock nursing.

Social and cultural opportunities abound

There’s so much to do at Ovation Heartwood Preserve — opportunities to take French classes and cooking workshops with area chefs, for example — or just experience the natural beauty of the surroundings. Poolside activities allow for casual meetings and the rooftop 360 Social Club and event spaces provide ample opportunity for planned gatherings.

To schedule a tour or to learn more about life at Ovation Heartwood Preserve, visit or call 402-234-8428.

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