Did you know that by 2036, the number of adults over 85 will double, and by 2049, it will triple? This is why the US will need almost 1 million new places for seniors to live by 2040.
Growing older has numerous challenges. There’s no question that this can be a difficult moment in one’s life. However, it is also a period when you want to appreciate your life above everything else.
This is made possible by an active senior living community. When you determine that a retirement community is the right place for you, many doors will open for you.
Move to a vibrant community to meet people who live the same active lifestyle as you. Here are seven great things about it!
What Is Active Senior Living?
Most people living in an assisted living facility are active seniors who still do most of their daily tasks independently. So even if the seniors in assisted living have health problems, they don’t need to be cared for and watched over 24 hours a day.
They may be looking for a hassle-free way of life in a fun and active retirement community where they may meet new people and maintain existing relationships.
1. Gives You More ‘Me’ Time
It’s time to take care of yourself! Stop taking care of mundane things like:
- The house
- The yard
- Other items in and around the house
Many active seniors can handle home ownership’s financial and emotional stress, but it’s simply unpleasant. We know that older individuals have more exciting things to do than:
- Mowing the lawn
- Weeding the garden
- Cleaning the house
- Even shoveling snow
It’s much easier living in an active assisted living community. All the menial day-to-day tasks are taken care of for you. This enables you to take the time to perhaps:
- Try that new hobby you have wanted for so long
- Finish that book
- Complete that puzzle
- Visit more friends
When you move to an active assisted living facility, you can do more things you love.
2. One Monthly Umbrella Fee
When you sum up your monthly living expenses in your own home, from cable and internet access to property taxes and everything else you spend on entertainment, you’ll find that senior living is less expensive than you expected.
All utilities are included in your monthly payment in an active assisted senior lifestyle. Some of these include:
- Wireless internet
- Basic cable
- Phone services, including long distance
Another cost-cutting measure is on transport expenses. Most active senior living communities have on-site and transport options available to move around for trips into town centers.
3. Encourage Social Interaction
Seniors who live alone are more likely to feel more lonely and depressed or socially isolated. In active assisted living, older people live in a community with friends and staff who encourage them to participate in social activities.
Residents can try new hobbies, join a new fitness class, or even go on a trip to a part of the world they’ve never been to. This is all thanks to their active and varied activity calendars.
When seniors move into an active assisted senior lifestyle community, they quickly make new friends, get to know the staff and feel like they are part of a larger group of people in the same stage of life.
Moving to assisted living sooner can help active seniors avoid a sense of isolation that can lead to long-term loneliness, improving their physical well-being and overall wellness.
4. Provides Safety and Security
Accidents might happen even if you do not require personal care assistance. Both falls and injuries are possible, and if you live alone, the prospect of not receiving the necessary service can be frightening. Retirement communities have a warning system in each apartment house to promote safety and peace of mind.
There are also lifestyle packages with 24/7 nursing care for people with mild to serious health concerns to ensure your medical needs are constantly satisfied.
5. Keeps You Healthy and Happy
Even though these communities are great places to get personalized care, help is given with an eye toward independence and fun, making sure that residents do what they can and when. Having a good time and keeping healthy are integral to getting older well.
This senior lifestyle offers many ways to have fun and keep healthy. Some of the activities provided are:
- Daily exercise classes
- Walking or hiking
- Daily yoga classes
- Dance classes
- Music Lessons
- Even weight training
Also, the senior living amenities are at your fingertips, and you have the convenience of having so many things you like to do close to home.
6. Transport Made Easy
Active assisted living facilities step in to fill the transportation gap when you no longer want to, or your health no longer permits you to drive. For example, they will assist with transport in:
- Taking residents to local stores, restaurants, and activities
- Taking you to and from your medical appointments
Avoid hassling about car maintenance such as oil changes, servicing, car washing, or replacing parts. Additionally, traveling across town is made more accessible by in-house transportation options available to seniors.
7. Daily Healthy Balanced Meal Plans
Are you sick of preparing meals, shopping for ingredients, and cleaning up afterward? Residents in an active retirement community have access to three nutritious and delectable meals a day, expertly prepared by chefs.
A great restaurant-style dining area is an added perk. These dining areas often have majestic views overlooking well-manicured gardens. The bonus of eating your meals in the dining area is that it encourages residents to socialize with other guests over meals.
Enjoy a Happy and Relaxed Senior Lifestyle!
All of these benefits add up to the most important benefit, which is peace of mind. You can rest easy knowing that you are well cared for in an environment that feels like home and meets your needs.
Choose the active senior living community of your dreams now to take charge of your retirement and your future health. Contact us today for more information on our vibrant senior living community.