Today’s retirees are more mobile and independent than any other generation before them. When the time is right, selling off the family home to move to a more convenient, safe and maintenance free lifestyle is not only a logical choice, but studies show community living and social engagement can prolong longevity and help eliminate depression and isolation. There are many considerations for this type of relocation, but most importantly seniors want to be near/walking distance of shops, pharmacy, medical facilities, doctors, grocery, restaurants, public transportation, and in a safe neighborhood. Further, having less upkeep like yardwork and home renovation projects frees up capital and time to do activities like travel, volunteering, and social events.
In general, most senior living apartments will include:
- One and Two bedroom options from 600 to 900 square feet
- Private or shared apartments
- Small patio or balcony
- Large walk-in showers with safety features
- Individual climate control
- Common areas in the complex with TV, business center w/computers, library, meeting areas
- Community dining room with meals prepared 2-3 times a day
- Laundry facilities
- Recreational and educational activities programs including walking, Tai Chi, Yoga, and trips to cultural events.
- Transportation for shopping, local attractions, medical appointments, church, etc.
- Housekeeping including linen and laundry service
- 24-hour emergency call systems
- 24-hour emergency staff
- Daily bed-making