Is A Retirement Community Right for Me?

When you think of a retirement community, what comes to mind? Most adults haven’t been to a community for decades, which means they don’t realize how much they have changed to meet the preferences of the Boomer generation and beyond. The fact is, most communities are more similar to a home-like feeling than they are to an apartment building or hospital. These communities are full of hustle and bustle, with residents enjoying amenities and events designed to help them enhance their physical, emotional and social health.

Is a retirement community right for you? Most likely, yes! Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you begin to daydream about life in a community.

Do I dread household tasks and chores?

Certainly, no one necessarily loves taking time to deep clean carpets, schedule lawn maintenance or fix a broken light. However, if you find yourself dreading keeping up with the chores that come with homeownership, it could be time to look at the benefits of maintenance-free living.

Would I like to meet some new friends and neighbors?

By far, one of the biggest draws to a retirement community is the opportunity it provides for easy socialization. It’s lovely to meet new neighbors and form friendships that will last for years and there’s something comforting about knowing that a neighbor is always saving you a seat at dinner, keeping you updated on the information you might have missed at the latest resident meeting or is up for traveling to a new destination.

Could I benefit from some wellness support?

Most independent living residents are quite, well, independent. But this doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from access to an onsite wellness center, bocce ball league, yoga studio or pool. At Redbrook at The Glen, residents are able to enjoy wellness resources and amenities that enhance their own definition of well-being.

Would I like some peace of mind and security?

Retirement communities, like Redbrook at The Glen, provide a gated community to provide peace of mind for all our residents. Residents also enjoy knowing they have access to other types of care – assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing – right on campus should they ever need them. 

Can I afford it?

Adults often worry if living in a community fits into their financial plans, and many are pleasantly surprised to see that it can be more affordable than they may have initially believed.

How do I get started?

If you’re looking for a way to stay connected to neighbors who are just as vibrant and active as you, a retirement community is an excellent place to start. Contact The Glen to learn more about our living options as well as our first-class amenities and wellness resources. We would love to answer any of your questions and set up a personalized tour so that you can learn more about what makes our community so unique.

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