Is Living in a Senior Community Right for You?
Accepting and embracing change can be difficult, especially when it’s time to say goodbye to a house you’ve been coming home to everyday for years. Replacing that home is impossible, but there are numerous advantages to living in a senior community.
One of the advantages is not mowing the lawn, no more cleaning the bathroom, no more shoveling snow from the driveway and steps, etc. There are many communities that even do the cooking for you, so you don’t have to think about what’s for dinner? Leave the taxing chores of homeownership behind and move forward with a senior community that eliminates the heartaches of owning a home.
The word “community” literally means “people with common backgrounds”. It’s a breathe of fresh air to be invited into a community where there are other seniors with similar backgrounds living in the same area. Residents immediately become a part of a welcoming community and are bound to make some great new friends among their fellow residents.
We don’t think you’ll be likely to be bored at a senior living community. With activities ranging from exercise classes (including yoga), to swimming and aerobic classes, trips to museums, movie nights, arts & crafts, dancing, restaurant outings, and even singles nights, senior activities now days are slightly more active than your typical bingo night. Today’s seniors want an active retirement and are no longer favoring shuffleboard and sing-alongs.
Residents also have a peace of mind when it comes to medical assistance while living in a senior community. Emergency response systems are in each apartment area or often times as a pendant on the residents’ themselves. Too often seniors fall within their own home and are unable to receive immediate help. The reliable staff members along with the emergency response systems will help you feel safe and secure.
Senior communities may not be for everyone, but as seniors age and aren’t always able to handle day to day household chores or need the peace of mind that comes along with emergency response systems, these communities can bring color back into a grey world. Friendships blossom, activities are abundant, and the ease of living in a community is welcome. With an open mind, the advantages begin to far outweigh the disadvantages.