As we move into our older years, many of us want more freedoms instead of restrictions. We want more choices instead of instructions. We want more options instead of requirements.
Picking up a trend? If there’s one thing we have in common, it’s a desire for independence.
Granted, some of us may need more assistance as we age than others, but we should have choices when it comes to how our needs are met. If you’re considering senior living options in Shreveport or the surrounding area, independent living has its benefits. Here are five of them:
Fresh coffee on your own private patio in the morning. Strolls through beautifully landscaped grounds. Internet browsing in a quiet library. These are just a few of the amenities you can enjoy at the right independent living facility. With numerous amenities, your lifestyle will feel a little more carefree.
Floor Plan Choices
If you’re staying in a home with a friend or family member, you don’t have any options when it comes to your room. The same goes for many senior living facilities with only one type of floor plan. At the best independent living facilities, however, there will be multiple layouts for you to choose from. At The Glen, for example, we have studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments among our independent living options.
Opportunities for Connection
You’ll also have opportunities to connect with those who share your interests, because you’ll be among individuals who also crave independence. Who knows who you’ll meet at the beauty salon, on a walk or in the garden? The people living in your community aren’t just fellow residents—they’re opportunities for greater connection.
A Variety of Activities
There will be plenty of choices when it comes to activities at the right independent living community as well. Perhaps you want to enjoy a performance by a small group of opera singers? Or maybe flower-arranging is more your cup of tea? From arts and crafts to movies, there’s plenty to do at independent living facilities.
Ultimately, you want to maintain a degree of independence and that’s one of the biggest benefits of independent living facilities. You’ll have access to help and choices as you age. But you’ll be as self-sufficient as you choose to be. The only thing you won’t have to do? Take care of a house! You’ll enjoy peace of mind without the worries of household or healthcare needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about independent living in Shreveport, give us a call at 318-798-3500 to speak with one of our staff members or schedule a tour.