Top three benefits to living in a retirement community
Many people heading into their retirement years believe they will never leave their homes and, for some, that will be the right choice. But for others, the benefits of an independent senior living community will be part of a long and comfortable retirement.
Senior living communities today range from homelike and comfortable to all-inclusive luxury. Most seniors who have moved to independent senior living communities say they prefer life at their new home more than living alone. Here are the top three reasons why:
1. Social connections
Living in a retirement community provides endless opportunities to develop close social connections and friendships. This becomes increasingly important as we get older and face a variety of life events that could trigger loneliness and isolation. At senior living communities you can make friends, share a meal, and enjoy special occasions together.
The variety of social activities at retirement communities also plays a large role in mental stimulation. Informal games are readily available and fun activities and events like movie-nights, yoga lessons, weekly socials, and more are at the reach of seniors.
2. The end of home maintenance and repair
Freedom from home maintenance and repair becomes more and more attractive during senior years. The idea of fixing unanticipated, and often costly, problems that occur in a home can carry a lot of stress. By making the move to an independent senior living community, the cost associated with home problems is eliminated. Often, most repair and maintenance is included in your living arrangement.
The cost of moving into a retirement community can also prove to be more economical. Downsizing from your current home will allow you to reign in your monthly expenses and remove the responsibility of maintaining your home. Using a cost calculator can help you estimate how much you may save. Moving into a retirement community can also offer an opportunity to determine which of your possessions are important to you, rather than leaving this task to others.
3. Ensured safety and proper nutrition
There are many residents living with us in our independent senior living communities who used to be alone, and who were not eating properly. At Holiday Retirement, residents do not need to worry about meal preparation or even grocery shopping. Another benefit—the food is delicious, and chef-prepared! So not only are seniors enjoying mealtime more, but they also tend to notice improvements in their health by eating three quality meals each day. From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime, and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, Holiday Retirement communities are the new extension of your family. We're here to make your life easier in any way we can.
Interested in maximizing on the benefits for living in a retirement community? Learn more about one of Holiday Retirement’s independent senior living communities near you or a loved one today.