If you are in relatively good health condition, you may be wondering if there are any benefits of moving into active independent living. The first question to ask yourself when deciding whether to transition to senior living is whether aging in place is working out for you. Just because you are “getting by” does not necessarily mean it’s the best option for you: If you find yourself socially isolated which leads to a strain on your mental health, senior independent living can benefit you in many ways.
Increased Opportunities for Socialization at TerraBella Windsor Lake’s Retirement Community
One reason older adults who are aging in place don’t get much opportunity to socialize is due to the hassle of getting from place to place. If you have stopped driving, it can be next to impossible to get yourself to a friend’s place, out and about town, or even to doctors’ appointments. When you move to an independent living community, all the amenities you need are right at your doorstep, and you are constantly surrounded by neighbors of similar age, presenting to you plenty of opportunities for socialization.
Free Up Your Time to Do the Things You Enjoy
Homeownership comes with a wide range of responsibilities. This includes paying the bills, housekeeping and maintenance chores, as well as meal planning and preparation. As you age, you may find that you have less motivation to tend to these chores, preferring to spend your time on your hobbies and interests.
If that’s the case, active independent living is for you. In a community like TerraBella Windsor Lake, housekeeping and maintenance are taken care of by our professional team, freeing up your time to attend to more important things. You will also benefit from three freshly prepared and nutritionally balanced meals a day without having to put in the hard work.
Boost All Aspects of Health
Besides providing you with three nutritious meals a day, independent living can benefit your health in many other ways. With an onsite health and fitness program specially catered to the needs of residents at TerraBella Windsor Lake, it’s easy to take charge of your own health and get involved just minutes away from your apartment home. In addition, building meaningful connections through socialization goes a long way in boosting mental health, keeping social isolation at bay, and promoting overall wellbeing.
Peace of Mind
Although you may not require assistance with day-to-day living, you may be worried about you not having any companionship at home, or being bored all day while they are at work. Making the move to independent living can give your family peace of mind that you are in a safe and secure environment where you can live life to the fullest.
Discover Independent Living at TerraBella Windsor Lake’s Retirement Community
If you have decided that independent living is the right choice for you, come and discover what we have to offer at TerraBella Windsor Lake today. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus when you schedule a tour with us.