Today’s adults begin planning for retirement long before they turn 65. Whether they choose to fully retire, continue working part-time, or create their own professional schedule, adults are finding new ways to enhance their retirement lifestyle. The Baby Boomer Generation started to change the retirement living industry, and retirement communities have heeded the call, transforming retirement communities into havens focused on hospitality, wellness, and vitality.
Why are seniors choosing retirement living sooner than ever? The lifestyle is hard to resist. Here are just a few reasons why adults are moving to retirement communities, and loving it.
Focus on Preventative Health
Today’s older adults are more educated about the importance of preventative healthcare measures. The Boomers started taking annual physician check-ups more seriously and started to adjust their diet to include more superfoods that fight cognitive decline. Retirement living makes preventative care even easier thanks to visiting practitioners holding office hours onsite, wellness fairs with local vendors, and health lectures to empower residents.
Holistic Wellness Takes a Front Seat
The younger Boomers have also been more receptive to focusing on whole-person wellness, not just physical health. This means you are more likely to find older adults at your chiropractic office, in your yoga class, or having candid conversations about mental health challenges. Retirement living supports a holistic wellness viewpoint, inviting residents to enjoy group exercise classes and health screenings along with yoga classes, water aerobics, and other social opportunities.
Owning and maintaining a large home takes a lot of time and effort. For some adults, they would rather be spending their retirement traveling, volunteering, or picking up a new hobby than scheduling lawn maintenance or tidying up a large home. Retirement living means downsizing responsibilities and saying goodbye to many household chores. While home floor plans are still spacious, residents can take advantage of services like regular housekeeping, maintenance, and even laundry.
Living at home alone or with a partner can sometimes feel isolating, especially as retirement becomes a reality. For some adults, retirement living means always having a way to connect with peers and create new friendships. Residents in retirement communities can meet over a shared meal, shared experience, or simply by saying hello in the hallway.
Security and Peace of Mind
Retirement living can offer a great deal of security and peace of mind, especially if you choose a Life Plan Community. These communities include a full continuum of senior care solutions all on one campus: independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. This means if a resident ever needs additional support, they don’t have to leave the community they have grown to love.
Convenient Amenities and Services
Adults also choose retirement living because of the exceptional amenities and services offered. From fitness centers to onsite physical therapy to walking paths, amenities in senior living communities are there to make life more convenient and meeting wellness goals even easier. Communities were designed to support adults over the age of 62, which means almost everything you need, you can find right outside your front door.
Life at The Glen
Retirement living at The Glen means living life to the fullest. Our services and amenities are outstanding and our team is here when you need us. And our residents? Well, they are the best around. We’d love to answer any questions you might have. Contact us to learn more about our community.