As they age, some seniors may prefer staying in their current residence as it is familiar and seemingly supports a sense of independence or individuality. But it also could contribute to feeling isolated if family, friends or neighbors are unable to visit often or worried if and when an emergency may occur. Home maintenance obligations can be overwhelming as can the pressure to plan and coordinate social activities.
Seniors can spend a lot of energy trying to maintain a certain lifestyle that actually may be keeping them from enjoying it. By alleviating some of those worries and burdens, residents at a retirement community may feel free to enjoy life, safe in their environment to do so and comfortable with the added resources. Many retirement communities help residents stay active by providing:
In a community lifestyle, many seniors experience a better quality of life since socialization helps:
In many cases, retirement community residents don’t feel like they are giving up a life but creating a new chapter or even regaining one. Visit a community to see how it may support an active, social lifestyle for you or your loved one.