29 July 2014

Indian senior community part of growing niche

In this June 25, 2014 photo, Ram Chandran demonstrates his prayers in his bedroom at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. Chandran leads a Hindu group prayer for residents at a small temple in the community. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo, Ram Chandran demonstrates his prayers in his bedroom at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. Chandran leads a Hindu group prayer for residents at a small temple in the community. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  

In this June 25, 2014 photo Joy Pottayil peels yams while preparing the noon meal for residents at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Joy Pottayil peels yams while preparing the noon meal for residents at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo Arun, left, and Usha Pancholi, recent transplants from Colombus, Ohio and big Ohio State fans, watch TV at their home at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Arun, left, and Usha Pancholi, recent transplants from Colombus, Ohio and big Ohio State fans, watch TV at their home at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo Jeffery Ignatius, President and CEO of ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla., walks among the apartment homes in the development. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Jeffery Ignatius, President and CEO of ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla., walks among the apartment homes in the development. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo, Ranu and Arvind Patel, right, check the their 'chariot' in their home covered with religious symbols that will take part in a Hindu religious celebration at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo, Ranu and Arvind Patel, right, check the their 'chariot' in their home covered with religious symbols that will take part in a Hindu religious celebration at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo Anju Patel, left, and Charly Varghese, prepare Roti, an Indian bread, for the noon meal for residents at one of the two kitchens at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Anju Patel, left, and Charly Varghese, prepare Roti, an Indian bread, for the noon meal for residents at one of the two kitchens at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo Geeta Chandran checks on the flowers in her garden at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Geeta Chandran checks on the flowers in her garden at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo Daksha Patel prepares food for residents at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Daksha Patel prepares food for residents at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.  
In this June 25, 2014 photo Ranu Patel strings together beads in her home for a religious celebration at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
In this June 25, 2014 photo Ranu Patel strings together beads in her home for a religious celebration at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.

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