An independent living community offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy a golden retirement close to family, friends and peers. For those that are still able (both physically and mentally) independent living offers exactly that; independence. The continuity of independence offered by an independent living community allows individuals to enjoy their golden years with dignity and happiness. It also reduces the impact of living alone, which can result in loneliness and depression.
For a senior moving into an independent living community, one of the biggest advantages is that they continue to live life the way they choose. They are able to stamp their own personality on their apartment in terms of décor and amenities. They continue to have the opportunity to cook for themselves as well as completing everyday tasks such as housekeeping and laundry. This means that they are less likely to get bored, with their mind remaining active. An independent living community promotes a personal environment, but also allows for easy access to come and go as they please.
Many seniors elect to relocate to an independent living community as it allows them to be close to like-minded people as well as those with similar circumstances. For example, recent widowers enjoy the close proximity to those that have been through or are going through similar predicaments. Being close to peers offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy the company of others, as well as legitimate companionship.
An independent living community also allows for a senior to enjoy alone-time when needed. If the day doesn’t seem like one for gossiping and mingling, they can simply stay in their apartment and bask in their own company. As an independent living community is monitored it also adds a certain safety and comfort element, with the knowledge that healthcare and assistance is always within reach