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February 15, 2022

Living a happy life in independent senior living residences

There’s no place like home. This popular saying is rooted in the truth that people are most comfortable in the place they call home. Home is where many people raise a family and build memories. However, as we age, home can become a place filled with challenges. Independent senior living residences are just one of many senior housing options for active, older adults. Typically, seniors choose to move to independent living when seeking a lifestyle truly free from worries of home maintenance, repairs, high utility costs and loneliness so they can live a social lifestyle. They are custom built to offer features and amenities for older adults such as one-floor living, on-site amenities such as bistros and fitness centers while providing a break from the chores, and investment, required to maintain a private home. Frankly, it is hard to beat a community lifestyle custom designed for seniors to age-in-place.

All-inclusive rent at independent senior living residences

Many residences offer necessities such as housing, meals, housekeeping, activities and utilities in a monthly rental fee. Gone are the worries about receiving a huge heating bill during cold winter months or a surprise charge to fix a broken pipe. Seniors enjoying knowing their consistent senior independent living costs up front. They provide services and amenities right on campus, often under the same roof. Icy outside? No worries as communities provide meals in elegant dining rooms, activities in common spaces and exercise classes in on-site fitness centers. Want to get together with friends? No need to drive at night or endure cold weather warming up a vehicle. Just walk to another hall or floor for fun nights out with friends.

 Social opportunities

Living in a community setting offers residents many natural opportunities to make friends, reducing loneliness. At independent senior living residences, neighbors are members of the same generation so common references and events make great conversation starters.

Independent senior living residences typically employ a staff to plan and provide activities, entertainment and outings for residents. For example, Country Meadows Retirement Communities’ Dynamic Living Directors plan literally hundreds of fun opportunities for residents through our Vibe program.


Numerous studies have proven, time and time again, that staying active is the key to leading a long, healthy life. With that in mind, independent senior living residences often employ fitness professionals to lead classes, personal training and provide equipment guidance at on-campus fitness centers.

Diet is another key to staying healthy, which is why many have professional chefs and nutritional experts on staff. Planning delicious yet healthy meals to meet dietary requirements and tastes for many seniors with varying needs can be challenging, but professionals stay on top of it. No need to worry, dinner is on us!

Independent senior living residences maintenance

Residents of independent senior living residences have a lot of extra time since they no longer have to worry about home maintenance. Independent living services typically include a team of maintenance staff members who take care of home repairs, renovations, outdoor chores such as landscaping and snow removal as well as basic chores like changing light bulbs. Worrying about cleaning gutters and raking leaves are no longer a concern for seniors living at independent senior living residences.

With nine locations in Pennsylvania and one location in Maryland, Country Meadows offers a wide range of independent living services for seniors with a variety of care and needs. We’ve often been referred to as one of the best independent living communities for seniors in PA and MD. Our services include everything from independent living, personal care and assisted living, and memory support, to restorative care, and rehabilitation options. If you are beginning your journey within retirement planning – or are helping a loved one to make the right senior living decision – contact us today. Our co-workers can provide more information on our services, senior independent living costs, campus tours of our independent senior living residences and other living options, and more.

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