Moving to a retirement community can be a daunting idea for many baby boomers. After all, moving to one might involve traveling across town or halfway around the country! The thought of selling the home you have lived in for numerous years, and leaving behind neighbors, friends and family is enough to deter many older adults from making any sort of change at all.
However, now that you’re in your golden years, you would have probably toyed with the idea of moving to a retirement community, and most likely, you might already know of someone who lives in one. If you are still wondering whether living in an active adult community is right for you, here are three reasons you should take into consideration.
In a senior community, all of the residents may be at least 55 years old. With so many like-minded individuals around who have gone through similar life stages as you, you’ll be able to forge new and meaningful friendships in no time! However, this does not mean you will never get to interact with younger people; they will be working there and visiting. Some retirement communities even make it a point to create an intergenerational environment.
On the other hand, if you don’t wish to be surrounded by elderly who are, as one may say, “griping about their pains and aches and pill regimens”, you can do your research and look for retirement communities near you that cater to seniors who are looking to lead active lifestyles.
Socialization vs. Isolation
Many seniors who live alone in their own homes feel lonely and isolated. In a senior living community, staff will drop in and check on you daily, even if you’re doing great. Seniors who live alone sometimes may miss taking their doses of required medications, become undernourished, and develop worsening conditions that go untreated. On the other hand, senior living communities can provide the options of prepared meals, medication reminders, communal dining, as well as group activities and outings – you’ll be able to socialize and have the company of others around you.
Health Care Benefits
Retirement communities have faster access to medical care when needed – help will arrive with just the push of a button. At the same time, with opportunities for socialization, your mental health and well-being will be optimized. Therapy services, fitness programs and activities that are age and ability appropriate may be just across the hall or down one floor.
Active Independent Living at TerraBella Windsor Lake
For active older adults who are looking to live an enriching life and do not wish to be burdened by household chores and home maintenance, active independent living at TerraBella Windsor Lake might just be the right option for you. TerraBella Windsor Lake offers an affordable country club lifestyle complete with restaurant dining, health and fitness club and more! There is also a wide range of calendar events and social activities that you can take part in. For a wonderful, senior-focused active lifestyle that combines overall quality and value, there’s only TerraBella Windsor Lake for you!