Before you start thinking about whether or not an all-inclusive independent living community is best for you, do away with all of the misconceptions, myths, and urban legends you may be familiar with. This is not your great-grandmother’s “nursing home”. Far from it, in fact. Today’s all-inclusive retirement communities are far more resort-like. Gone are the days of a hospital atmosphere, people sitting around in wheelchairs bored to tears, and a general feeling of hopelessness.
No… Retirement communities of today offer boundless opportunities for socialization, beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments, abundant amenities, and much more. Best of all, everything is included in the fee. Budgeting is easier than ever before, particularly if you’re used to owning a house. Sure, you will have to downsize a bit. But it will be well worth the effort. Chances are, it was high time to get rid of your clutter, anyhow.
So, what can you expect from – and what should you look for in – an all-inclusive independent living community?
Relax and Be Active – Both!
Now that you’re retired, you’ll finally have time to be as active as you want, relax whenever you feel like it, or both. With numerous opportunities for socialization, you can dance, watch movies, play games, and more with other residents. If you like, you can sit and read peacefully in one of the common areas or in the privacy of your own apartment.
Movie nights, dances, concerts, arts and crafts, health and wellness programs, and more are offered for those who like to keep their mind and body alert and healthy.
Easy Move In
For many people, moving is stressful. However, do yourself a favor and inquire with the retirement community you’re considering. Many have “easy move programs” that will help a resident with the process. They offer moving logistics and stress relief through assistance with moving professionals, financial services, real estate, and more.
Remember to inquire about pet friendliness if you want to take your four-legged buddy with you.
Depending on the retirement community in question, amenities can be astounding! As an example, some amenities may include the following:
- Exercise rooms
- Scheduled events and activities
- Swimming pool
- Lush, manicured greenery
- Game night/movie night/etc.
- Health and wellness programs
- Chef-prepared meals served in a fine dining atmosphere
- Concierge services
- Complimentary transportation services
- Hair salon
- 24/7 security and much more
Again, these are not included in each and every retirement community. Take a tour of the community you’re considering and speak with the care team to gain more information. Ask specifically about the amenities.
Fewer Homemaking Responsibilities
Most of today’s retirement communities have a maintenance team, which means you no longer have to bother with home repairs and upkeep. What’s more, a housekeeping team can take care of the housework that used to take up time and prevent you from doing the things you loved most. You don’t even have to cook or drive if you don’t want.
Looking for the Best All-Inclusive Independent Retirement Living Situation?
Our heated outdoor swimming pool is just one of many amenities offered by our Independent Retirement Community. Additionally, we provide health/wellness/fitness programs, transportation services, delicious and nutritious meals prepared by our chef, concierge service, and much, much more.
Decorate your one- or two-bedroom apartment in any manner you wish. Remember, even though you probably downsized from your large house, without all that clutter, you can now simplify your life.
For general inquiries, please contact one of our representatives at 972-491-3100. For sales and leasing questions, please call us at 972-559-0659. You can also use our convenient online form to begin communicating with us. Simply fill it out, send it in, and we’ll get back to you.
To find out what we are truly all about, schedule a tour of our community. We look forward to meeting you.