For good cause, the “Baby Boomer” generation is sometimes regarded as the most influential generation of the 20th century. They make up a sizable portion of the American population! Every day, 10,000 baby boomers are reportedly approaching retirement age. And this generation is still setting trends as they become older.
Here are six of the latest trends for seniors you may expect to experience if you or your loved one has been considering downsizing and moving into a senior apartment in an independent living community.
Our health and emotions are significantly influenced by our environment. Independent living communities of today provide contemporary architecture and design to produce a more welcoming, homely atmosphere. There are open floor layouts, contemporary appliances, and plenty of windows in the senior housing. Some communities have thoughtfully planned their outdoor areas so that inhabitants may take advantage of nature without leaving the campus. Look for lounging spots in the courtyards, lovely flowers and landscaping, and easy walking paths.
Senior living apartments of today are not only more hospitable than those of the past, but they are also supplemented with the most recent technology. Technology is assisting residents in staying involved and connected, whether it is via online browsing, reading books, or staying in contact with friends and family. As a result, a lot of independent living communities include campuses that are Wi-Fi friendly and libraries with computers that members may use. Even lessons on the fundamentals of computer, smartphone, and tablet technology are offered in certain towns.
Fitness is a daily need in independent living communities. Residents have access to standard fitness studios with cardio and strength training equipment for solo exercises as well as entertaining and energizing group exercise activities like cardio drumming or line dancing. These group exercise sessions encourage physical health while also fostering a sense of community belonging and companionship.
Residents now have additional options for meals, including interactive mealtimes, hospitality services, customized menus, numerous places and dining styles, as well as variable hours for a more restaurant-like experience. These “extras” inside the community strive to make senior life simple and more practical with on-site amenities including a full-service beauty salon, rooftop terrace, gardens, spiritual programs, walking paths, courtyard, and pet-friendly areas.
Many retirement communities are being incorporated into the local communities, encouraging greater public engagement and reducing isolation. It may be possible to rent out dining spaces, conference rooms, and enterprises owned by the senior community in order to generate income to cover costs.
The low maintenance requirements and long-term financial advantages of LED lights have made them popular. But LED lighting may also be helpful for older citizens as a therapeutic tool to replicate natural sunshine, dawn, and sunset, maintaining the body’s natural circadian rhythm, which is particularly crucial for residents of memory care communities.
Enjoy a Rewarding Independent Living Lifestyle with Our Retirement Community
Our modern senior living apartments provide you or your loved one with a convenient location to live in our Independent Living community. Take advantage of our retirement community’s modern fitness studio, lovely walking paths, and on-site amenities including a beauty salon, gym, and park. We’d be happy to chat with you, so schedule a tour right now!