When people think about senior living communities, they usually associate it to long-term care. This is precisely the reason why many seniors do not consider senior living communities unless they require care. However, the truth is that independent living has a lot to offer for seniors, no matter their age.
What does Independent Living Mean?
Independent living covers a range of housing options for older adults, or seniors. Some communities are restricted by age, such as only available for those who are 55 years old or more. There are also rental communities who do not provide rental services, or retirement communities that have care options including memory care, nursing services and more. Most of the time, people who are not in urgent need of care look to living in independent living communities as they offer socialization, activities, dining programs and other conveniences, like home maintenance and housekeeping.
Residents are also able to find other residence options like villas, freestanding cottages, apartments, condos, townhomes, and more. No matter what the senior’s preference is, it is likely they will be able to find a residence option they like!
Amenities in Independent Living Communities
In order to make life even easier for those who stay in these communities, there are usually amenities that they can turn to including linen service, transportation services, housekeeping, dining plans and fitness options. Other amenities that certain living communities may have include beauty salons and barbershops, multiple dining venues, woodworking shops, pools, and even entertainment spaces like game rooms, auditoriums, movie theaters and more.
Seniors who live in communities are also often able to find many different activities to choose from, with all these activities directed at improving the welfare of residents. For example, there could occasionally be fitness classes like dancing, weight training, aerobics and more. Furthermore, there are opportunities for seniors to learn through music, writing and art, and even seminars and lectures organized for seniors.
Why Should Seniors Choose Independent Living Sooner?
Many seniors may be wondering why they should sell their houses when they are perfectly active and well. However, there are many reasons why seniors should move to independent living sooner.
Firstly, it helps give seniors more freedom and makes it easier for them when they do not need to deal with the hassle or expense of taking care of the house. With restaurant-style dining, they will not need to do dishes or clean. Furthermore, the activities planned help keep seniors active and healthy, and being in a community helps them form meaningful social connections which is beneficial for their mental and emotional well-being. There are also care facilities in these communities which are helpful in cases where a senior has an unexpected health problem.
Thinking about visiting independent living communities to learn more? Conservatory At Champion Forest is committed to bringing the best quality and value to all our residents. Contact us to find out more about our programs today!