Lots of activities keep Indian River Colony Club residents busy


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IRCC was a sponsor for the Boomer Bash Senior Life Expo.

SENIOR LIFE Linda Holmgren

 

Events, clubs, social gatherings and festivals highlight life at Indian River Colony Club, where something is happening all the time to entertain and keep the mostly retired military residents busy.

“We have a lot of things going on all the time,” said Maureen Reeder, who is a graphic designer and in charge of marketing at Indian River Colony Club. “We have had (in December) a tree-lighting ceremony, plays, Christmas reviews and recreational clowns. Over 40 activity groups exist in the community like a rifle and pistol club and helping hands, where you sign up to help in the community. The holiday seasonal Cart Barn Players perform, so called because the theater used to be in the golf cart barn, but now we have a full stage. Music festivals are held all year long.

“The community sponsored the Veterans Muster at the Boomer Bash Senior Life Expo in November because of the exposure to the military community and theater that we exist and are here,” Reeder said.

The Colony Club, built in 1986, is a private retired 55-and-older community of all single-family homes with 80 percent military and 20 percent non-military residents “so it is open to all, but targeting military right now,” Reeder said.

A golf course adds to the activity at the Colony Club. There are 755 homes on 453 acres with 28 lakes and plenty of wildlife.

“The extraordinary maintenance program for the residents covers quite a bit of the inside and the outside, replaces appliances inside and outside, does structural repairs and other details. Outside, the home maintenance does roof repairs and replacement, shutter teams put up storm shutters before a hurricane and there is a program to protect the residents during a hurricane,” Reeder added.