As we enter retirement and grow older, we will all have to face a crucial decision: stay in our own home, or consider a senior living community. Neither option is necessarily better, but people do tend to prefer one over the other. If you’re weighing this decision for yourself, keep in mind the many benefits of living in a senior community to see if that’s the right decision for you.
Benefits of Living in a Senior Community
When you live on your own, there’s a lot to take care of—home repairs, yard maintenance, snow shoveling . . . it can be overwhelming! In a senior community, residents have the privilege of having the community’s staff take care of these things for them.
If you cannot or do not want to drive, senior living communities can be great. Most offer some form of transportation to various places around town. You can stay active and busy without having to drive yourself around!
Plenty of friends.
This is one of the best benefits of living in a senior community. You are surrounded by your peers and are certain to make plenty of friends. This means you’ll have someone to sit and chat with, someone to play games or exercise with, and you will never have to eat alone if you don’t want to. These new friendships can make all the difference for a senior, boosting your happiness and keeping you busy. Speaking of busy . . .
Lots of activities.
Seniors living in a community are rarely, if ever, bored. Senior living communities prioritize having a variety of entertainment for their residents, knowing that activity and socialization are highly beneficial. Some examples include games (bingo, anyone?), movie nights, group exercise, musical events, and day trips. Seniors living in this kind of community are bound to have a great time!
Assistance when you need it.
Living in a senior community means that there is always someone who can help you, whether it’s figuring out why your television isn’t working or helping with a medical issue. A community’s staff is always happy to help residents with any problem they may have, and they are just a push of a button away!
Tasty, nutritious food—cooked for you!
Cooking can, after time, become more of a burden than a pleasure. In a senior community, seniors will never have to cook their own meals—the community does that for them three times a day. Meals will not only be available and tasty, they will also be nutritious. Keeping a healthy diet is essential at any age, but becomes even more important as we age.
Senior living communities offer yet another benefit: their security. These communities almost always offer more security than a house, whether it’s with cameras, special key cards that let only residents and staff enter the areas, or alarmed security doors that alert staff members. And again, because help is there when you need it, you never have to fear being left alone after a bad fall or other accident.
You’ve heard all about the many benefits of living in a senior community, so now are you interested in joining one? If so, we urge you to consider joining an assisted living community like Hearthside Senior Living of Collierville, TN. You will love our spacious apartments and convenient services and amenities, such as exercise classes, a beautiful dining room, and group activities. If you’re interested in learning more about our community or scheduling a tour, please give us a call at 901-651-2503 or click here. We look forward to hearing from you!