The ShantiNiketan senior community offers a place for Indian-Americans to retire in a way that promotes their culture and customs. It addresses the fact that many immigrants don't enjoy the same Western activities such as swimming, playing golf and eating meat and potatoes. ShantiNiketan provides a niche environment that serves delicious curries, focuses on prayer services and boasts an auditorium that plays Bollywood and other foreign language movies every night after dinner.
Located in Tavares, Florida, the ShantiNiketan senior community is currently wrapping up a second wave of development. Iggy Ignatius, founder of the ShantiNiketan community, says, "It's a place where one comes for their soul. Pure vegetarian food, yoga and meditation is the lifestyle here."