Retirement community life was designed to enhance wellness, increase relationships with new friends and give residents back time and energy so they can pursue what matters most to them. While everyone chooses the retirement community life for unique reasons that are personal to them, there are a few questions you can ask yourself that might point you in the right direction for your future plans.
Here are some questions to ask yourself whether you are daydreaming about your future retirement, or whether you are looking for a change in your current retirement lifestyle.
What could I do if I didn’t have to worry about household chores and tasks?
One of the biggest perks to living in a retirement community is the maintenance-free lifestyle. When you choose retirement community living, you can say goodbye to tasks like mowing the grass, pruning the hedges, scheduling tree maintenance or deep cleaning your home. If you didn’t have to worry about and execute those household tasks, what could you do instead? Maybe train for that 5K race you’ve been thinking about or finally join the local Birding Club?
How could I benefit from living in a community with like-minded neighbors?
Retirement community living is all about relationships and connections formed between neighbors. It is quite common for adults over the age of 60 to experience shrinking social circles, due to less time in the office and less time at school functions. As your work obligations decrease and your children move out of the home, you too might struggle to find meaningful connections and conversations in your day. When you choose retirement community life, you get the chance to become a part of a vibrant community of neighbors who are there to wave hello, join you for a cup of coffee, or take you up on game night. How could your mental health change if you had new friendships?
How can I plan for my future right now?
Choosing a retirement community that is a Life Plan Community gives you more autonomy over your future healthcare needs. Should you ever need additional assistance, such as assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing services, you can find them all on a Life Plan Community’s campus. Can you benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have planned for all scenarios and taken that responsibility off your adult children?
Can I benefit from being on a campus that supports my overall wellness?
Aging can come with its set of challenges, but when you live in a community that is designed to support overall wellness, you can find that it’s easy to feel your best. Retirement communities offer health resources like wellness seminars, fitness centers and dining options that feature healthy choices.
How can I get started?
If you’re considering retirement community life, contact our team at The Glen. Our Life Plan Community is a hustling and bustling community with neighbors who are welcoming and fun. Schedule your tour to come visit us today.