It might be of interest to you to know who can live in an independent senior living community. Maybe you are considering an independent living community for your loved ones, or you’re simply curious to know what options are out there for you. Finding out just why people choose independent living may be helpful for you to inform your decisions and planning in the future.
Before we begin, let’s clear up one misconception about independent senior living communities. Mainly, that staying in these communities means giving up on your autonomy, your ability to plan out your days, and what you want to do. You’ll find, however, that it’s quite the opposite. Independent living focuses largely on minimizing the things that make life difficult for you so that you can preserve your independence for longer. You still get to decide what you want to do, what you want to eat, how you want to decorate your home.
Why Do People Stay in Independent Senior Living Communities?
There are a few reasons why people choose to stay in independent senior living communities. Here are a few common reasons:
To Be Free From Worrying About Daily Chores
Many independent living communities provide services and amenities to make things more convenient for you. For instance, they may provide housekeeping and laundry services. You can see why this may appeal to some people. The less time they spend doing the dishes, mopping the floors, or washing their bathrooms, the more time they have to do the things they enjoy. After all, for many, the golden years are about enjoyment so why trouble yourself with chores?
To Be Connected With A Community of Like-Minded Peers
Many residents find that staying in independent living increases their opportunities to form new social connections and bonds. This is because many independent senior living communities often organize programs both inside and outside the community where residents can get to mingle with one another and make friends.
Furthermore, some communities have recreational centers where people can get together on their own time. For instance, at Discovery Commons At College Park, we have in-house swimming pools and fitness centers. These are great places to meet new people and have fun together. We also have a piano lounge, billiards room, beauty salon and so much more!
With our Exclusive Senior Living program, we carefully curate an exciting and varied list of fun activities with our Celebrations Activities & Events. Our Dimensions Health and Fitness program is a holistic wellness program that is designed to improve your health and well-being.
To Have Better Access To Care
Some senior living communities also have dedicated on-site medical services should emergencies arise. Equally important, are that staff are generally trained on how to respond to such emergencies and understand the measures that need to be taken to prevent them from happening. For many, this provides peace of mind and reassurance that someone will always be at hand no matter the situation.
Choosing a Senior Living Community
When choosing a community for yourself or your loved one, you may have several considerations in mind. For instance, whether they will be adequately looked after, whether the environment is safe and clean, if there are many activities to fill up their day, and the quality and professionalism of the team in charge.
At Discovery Commons At College Park, we give you the opportunity to experience what we have to offer before you commit to staying with us. With our Be Our Guest program both you and your loved one will have an opportunity to experience a full two-day VIP experience with us. We’ll bring you around the community and you’ll have a chance to join in our many fun-filled activities. You even get the chance to sample some of our amazing cuisine prepared by our chefs at our Sensations dining service. So, what are you waiting for?