A Lifestyle Checklist to Compare Home Versus Senior Living

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When most people think of senior living, they don’t imagine an active and engaging retirement lifestyle; this is just one of the reasons why retirees assume – incorrectly – there’s no comparison between home versus senior living. There’s actually much more to senior living than you may realize, and it just might be a better fit for the retirement you’ve always wanted than home. Take our lifestyle assessment to truly compare home versus senior living.

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Looking at Your Lifestyle at Home

Home is where you’re most comfortable and likely where you’ve always pictured you’d spend your retirement years. Why mess with a good thing, right? At the same time, realistically assessing your needs and wants at this point in your life may help you to find opportunities to get even more out of retirement. Consider this checklist:

YesNo
Would it be helpful to have assistance in the household with these areas?
Meal preparation
Housecleaning
Laundry/linens
Yardwork
Home maintenance
Transportation
Would it be helpful to have assistance in these personal care areas?
Bathing/showering
Daily grooming
Dressing
Medication reminders
Medication administration
Would you like to have more time and/or access to these activities?
Spending time with friends
Spending time with family
Attending religious services
Participating in your favorite hobbies
Shopping and dining out
Attending cultural events
Artistic pursuits
Lifelong learning
Volunteering
Fitness classes, swimming pool, and/or a gym
Spending time outdoors

Comparing Home versus Senior Living

If you answered ‘yes’ to at least a few of the questions above, senior living may be just what you didn’t realize you were looking for! Senior living communities today feature a maintenance-free lifestyle with yard work, housekeeping, meals, and transportation taken care of for you, so you have the time and freedom to enjoy retirement to its fullest.

Senior living communities like ours offer amenities such as dining venues that may include a bistro, pub, and restaurant, concierge services, library, dog park, and walking trails on beautiful grounds. Not to mention, we offer an ever-changing monthly calendar filled with social activities, outings, classes, clubs, and volunteer opportunities.

Importantly, our communities also focus on healthy aging with wellness services, a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga and Tai Chi classes, onsite spa and salon experiences, as well as even chef-created menus that use fresh, locally-grown ingredients for meals that are nutritious and delicious!

Check out our Active Adult Decision Guide to learn more. Or, contact us today to schedule your virtual tour!

 

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