6 Amenities To Look For When Searching for Independent Senior Living in Louisiana

6 Amenities to Look for When Searching for Independent Senior Living in Louisiana

As you plan for retirement, or as you look for ways to continue to enhance your retirement lifestyle, having easy access to wellness resources, welcoming neighbors and convenient amenities starts to sound quite appealing. Pair all the health and wellness perks with a low-maintenance lifestyle and a beautiful home, and you can see why so many adults are choosing independent senior living in Louisiana.

Every independent older adult living in Louisiana is unique, and part of the fun is finding a community that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. As you research communities that could be right for you, be sure to look out for the ones that include these outstanding amenities.

Flexible Dining Options

While your home will have a full kitchen, complete with modern appliances, there will be times when you simply don’t want to chop and sauté. Find a community that boasts an onsite restaurant where you can meet up with friends to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or al fresco. Ideally, the best communities will offer flexible dining plans so that you don’t feel boxed in by your decisions.


Swimming is an excellent exercise for any age and the pool is the perfect place to take a water exercise class, swim some laps or simply cool off with neighbors. Not all independent senior living communities offer a pool, but it is worth it to tour communities with the option so you can see the opportunities that come along with it.

Fitness Center

You’re more likely to exercise if you have the equipment nearby. When you choose a retirement community with an onsite fitness center, it’s convenient and easy to meet up with friends for an exercise class or begin a strength training regimen with confidence. There are no gym fees and someone on staff is there to assist you if you need it.

Outdoor Walking Paths

You can feel safe strolling around manicured outdoor walking paths at an independent living community, and you are more likely to lace up your shoes and meet a friend to get your steps in before breakfast (or whenever you please). Look for an independent living community with outdoor walking paths so you can take advantage of getting a breath of fresh air with your exercise.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Not all amenities are wellness-based at independent living communities. In fact, some of the best perks of a community are ones that take care of a need before you even realize you need it. For example, look for a community that offers climate-controlled storage for your possessions that don’t need to clutter up your closets. The right storage unit can safely house your holiday decorations so that you won’t have to find a spot for your Christmas tree or ornaments in your home.

Gated Community

Finally, add a gated community to your “must-have” list of amenities. The extra security and peace of mind that comes along with a gated community is unmatched.

The amenities of an independent living community can truly make or break each one you research and tour. Be sure to come visit us at Redbrook at The Glen, as our amenities make life more fun, more convenient and more safe. We can’t wait to show you what our community has to offer!

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