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January 4, 2022

Five questions about senior citizen housing to consider before you decide to age in place

Home is where the heart is. True, but as we get older and children go their separate ways, home can become a lonely place chock full of chores, upkeep costs and responsibilities. Many older adults choose to move to senior citizen housing communities to find freedom from home maintenance and relieve loneliness. There are many benefits to living at a senior citizen housing community.

Will I be bored?

Socialization

Senior citizen housing communities offer a built-in support system for older adults, providing opportunities for neighbors to become new friends and participate in fun, unique activities. Since most residents grew up in the same generation, senior citizen housing provides numerous chances to reminisce about the past and share similar experiences.

Learning, Growing and Going

Senior citizen housing campuses offer robust event calendars filled with entertainment, volunteer opportunities, outings, games, social gatherings, spiritual endeavors and counseling, craft and art classes, educational presentations and much more. Senior independent living communities are abuzz with happy residents enjoying life.

What chores do I still need to do in senior citizen housing?

Worry-free Living

Mow the grass? Nope. Shovel the sidewalks and driveway? Never again. Furnace repair costs? Not your problem. Clean out the gutters? Heck no! Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of moving to senior citizen housing is saying “adios” to household chores and maintenance. In fact, many residents enjoy sitting back, relaxing while watching our maintenance team take care of outdoor chores and conducting household maintenance. Better still, the best retirement communities provide weekly housekeeping and laundry services. Finally, the home “to-do” list is complete!

How can I stay active?

Healthy Living

Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motions states, in layman’s terms, “Bodies in motion stay in motion; bodies at rest stay at rest.” In other words, we need to keep moving to stay ALIVE!

The best retirement communities have on-site fitness centers for residents to achieve or maintain a higher level of physical fitness. Senior citizen housing fitness centers at Country Meadows are staffed by fitness professionals who offer group exercise classes, one-on-one personal training, strength equipment consultation and more. Participants can move at their own pace, adapting individual programs to seated or standing exercises.

If a fitness center isn’t for you, many assisted living facilities offer numerous opportunities to keep moving including walking clubs, sports such as bocce ball or driving golf balls, on-site physical therapy and motion-based games.

Is the food bland or is it good?

Dining

Senior citizen housing residents no longer need to worry about what to make for dinner. Professional chefs and culinary teams work out healthy, delicious menus that provide tasty meals packed full of nutrition geared specifically for older adults. Resident feedback offers customization to menus to add local dishes and regional favorites.

Many senior citizen housing locations such as Continuing Care Retirement Communities, serve foods in elegant dining rooms to make every meal special, using locally sourced ingredients and even offering wine service.

Will I be safe in senior citizen housing?

Peace of Mind

So many services and amenities are provided to senior citizen housing residents they can stop worrying about things that are draining and enjoy peace of mind. And during uncertain times such as the COVID-19 pandemic, senior citizen housing residents take comfort knowing the services they need are still delivered, in a safe way. Professionals trained in clinical matters and infection control stay on top of COVID protocols to keep areas sanitized and safe for everyone.

Another plus, senior citizen housing residents have easy access to COVID-19 testing throughout the entire pandemic and were among the first people in the nation to receive vaccine and boosters; all done in the community they call home.

With one location in Frederick, Maryland, and nine locations throughout Pennsylvania, Country Meadows is considered one of the best retirement communities in the area. We offer a range of services within our senior independent living communities to serve a variety of needs for our residents. The services in our communities include everything from rehabilitation, personal care and assisted living, restorative care, independent living and memory support. If you or a loved one are beginning the retirement planning journey and would like more information about our senior citizen housing options and accommodations, please contact us today. Our co-workers can provide details on the services we offer, help you to schedule a tour of our senior citizen housing communities and answer any other questions you might have.


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