Are you considering the different retirement senior living lifestyle options out there? If so, you’ve probably considered a senior living community.
A move to a community can change your senior living lifestyle and is a big step that shouldn’t be taken without careful consideration. Among the first decisions to make is to figure out if it’s indeed the right choice for you. Let’s chat about some important things to consider:
Senior living care options: Because your health and wellness come first
Firstly, think about your health needs. In a senior living community, you’ll have support available for any health issues you might have. Do you need a little help with daily stuff like taking medicine or getting dressed? Then assisted living may be right for you. What if you’re doing just fine on my own? Then independent living could be a good fit.
Friends and fun: Socializing and staying connected with others
Feeling a bit lonely at times? Senior living communities are great for making new friends and staying social. They have activities and gatherings where you can meet people who share your interests. Consider how much you enjoy being around others. Do you love group activities, or do you prefer quiet time? Either way, there’s room for your style of socializing.
Delicious and healthy dining: Yummy meals without the hassle
Cooking every day can be a chore, right? When you consider all that goes into preparing a meal – planning, shopping, preparation, cooking, and clean-up – it can really make a dent in your carefree lifestyle! In a senior living community, your meals are prepared for you, and they’re healthy, delicious, and varied. This can be a big plus if you’re tired of cooking or want to try different foods. Think about how important meal variety and convenience are to you.
Maintenance and housekeeping: Say goodbye to chores and honey-do lists!
Are you tired of the never-ending cycle of cleaning and fixing things around the house? In a senior living community, these chores are taken care of for you by the helpful staff. Imagine having more time to do things you enjoy instead of worrying about housework, repairs, and lawn care!
Getting around: Scheduled and on-demand transportation services
Do you drive? If you do, is it something you still enjoy or is it just another stressor and expense you’d rather not have? Either way, senior living communities offer their residents transportation services that can include scheduled trips to shopping and sightseeing, and on-demand transportation to appointments and other engagements. Plus, you’ll never need to worry about keeping the tank full, changing the oil, or fixing a flat.
Fun activities: Keeping busy and enjoying life
What do you love doing? Gardening, painting, yoga, or maybe classes to learn something new? Senior living communities offer a variety of activities to keep you engaged and having fun. Think about what hobbies you enjoy and what new ones you might want to try.
Final thoughts: Senior living is about possibilities
Think about what makes you happiest and most comfortable. Senior living communities are all about creating a retirement lifestyle that suits you best!
Want a first-hand look at senior living? Come visit one of our communities near you. Download our Family Decision Toolkit for tips on making the best senior living decision.