Retirement communities have come a long way in the past few decades. Today’s lucky seniors have a smorgasbord of choices when it comes to picking their new home. Amongst the variety of options available (including assisted living, skilled nursing, and continuing care retirement communities), you’ll find active senior living communities. Designed for active, independent, and relatively healthy seniors who don’t need a lot of daily support, active senior living communities are perfect for older adults who want to continue living full, vibrant lives amongst a welcoming community of peers. Many seniors find that the benefits of active senior living communities are just too good to pass up.
The Benefits of Active Senior Living Communities
Low-Maintenance, Accessible Living Spaces
When you downsize from your current home to a spacious accommodation in a senior living community, you’ll get the best of both worlds: a spacious, comfortable home without the hassle of a large house. You can enjoy the communal spaces, including outdoor features like walking paths and gardens, and use them to meet up with friends, chat, play games, and entertain visitors. But you can also retreat to your cozy abode whenever you like.
Active senior living communities typically include property maintenance and exterior cleaning in the overall cost, and some also include housekeeping and laundry. As a bonus, all of the rooms are designed to be exceptionally accessible, so you won’t have to worry about steep stairways or poorly positioned doorways.
Does your current home have a fitness center? How about a beauty salon? Active senior living communities offer a variety of convenient amenities to make life a little easier for residents – and a little more fun! Common offerings include swimming pools, on-site beauty salons, restaurant-style dining, fitness centers, game rooms, craft rooms, and mini movie theaters. Plus, the social calendars are jam-packed with events and activities designed to satisfy a variety of interests. Since residents are spending far less time maintaining their homes, they’re able to enjoy more of the things they love: pursuing hobbies, spending time with friends, enjoying visits with loved ones, etc.
At an active senior living community, you’ll be surrounded by people in the same stage of life as you: active, independent seniors who want to make the most of their retirement. Based on the fact that you chose to reside in the same community, you can feel confident that you’ll have similar interests with your neighbors. You’ll be just steps away from a lovely chat, a support network, a workout buddy, or a new friend. Some people liken independent senior living communities to college dorms because they make it so easy to find new friends.
Most importantly, active senior living communities encourage residents to focus on their overall wellness, which includes their mental, physical, and social well-being. They offer intellectual activities (like continuing education opportunities through connections with local universities) as well as physical activities (like fitness classes, walking paths, and active outings). Seniors are susceptible to loneliness, but active senior living communities foster friendships by scheduling frequent social events and providing comfortable gathering spaces. They support residents and motivate them to live a robust, active lifestyle.
Are you looking for a senior living community that encourages independence and freedom? Have you been feeling overwhelmed by the burdens of homeownership? Are you feeling a little lonely and hoping to make some new friends? Would you enjoy having access to delightful amenities and being a part of a community? You would likely enjoy the benefits of active senior living communities.
At Springhouse Village, we know how important it is to enjoy your retirement in a lively and welcoming environment. We make it easy for our residents to be active participants in our community. Whether that means encouraging residents to shop at local farmers markets or assisting them in starting a garden club, we strive to help our residents thrive. To learn more about the amenities and services we offer, contact Springhouse Village today.