Today’s seniors are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. For this reason, many seniors may think aging in place in their homes will be the best option to allow them to maintain the level of independence they are accustomed to.
However, today’s active senior living communities are nothing like the institutionalized, white-walled facilities of the past. Senior community living promotes independence among residents, while offering a variety of amazing services and amenities, from planned social events to on-site hair salons, gourmet meals, and wellness programs.
If you aren’t sure if retirement community living is right for you, here are a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy:
When a senior lives alone in the home they’ve resided in for many years, social isolation can become a real concern. The problem magnifies when a senior can no longer drive; being alone in the home for extended periods of time can lead to depression, and relying on others for transportation can start to cause stress among family members.
Senior community living helps residents stay active and engaged physically, mentally, socially and even spiritually. A wide variety of events are planned weekly, which residents are encouraged to attend. Community living offers seniors the option to meet others who share the same interests and build new relationships.
Physical ailments are unfortunately a part of aging, and sometimes can make daily tasks like housekeeping and yardwork difficult for seniors. In a senior living community, residents are relieved of many of the daily household tasks, and can just focus on doing all the things they enjoy doing.
Lourdes-Noreen McKeen is an active retirement community in West Palm Beach, Florida. Come enjoy the glorious views of the Intracoastal Waterway and discover all that South Florida has to offer in our luxurious senior living community.