3 Features To Look For In An Independent Living Community As An Active Senior


When you hit the age of being a senior citizen, it is time to start thinking about how you want to spend the golden years of your life. You may decide to stay in your home, move in with relatives, or come up with a plan of some kind, but moving into a senior independent living community tends to be one of the most attractive options. These communities are sprinkled across the country and give senior citizens a close-knit community that has a little more to offer than the average neighborhood. Here are a few things to look for in an independent living community as an active senior citizen:

Ample Activities Available

As a senior citizen who enjoys an active lifestyle, socializing and having fun will likely be one of your top priorities. Thankfully, there are many independent living communities that offer a full list of activities and amenities to keep you entertained. Some of the best will offer things like:

  • Community gatherings and events
  • A community gym or fitness center 
  • Group meals or a dining hall
  • A community pool or spa

Some communities even organize group travel events and outings for those seniors in the community who love to get away. Plus, you may even have access to a community worship center or church or places that offer learning opportunities or classes.

On-Site Housekeeping Services

By the time you are a senior citizen, you may be facing a few mobility challenges or health concerns that keep you from being able to dedicate enough time to housekeeping without cutting into the things you really want to do. Look for a senior living community that offers on-site housekeeping services for those who need a little extra help. Many of these communities offer everything from laundry services to landscaping. These services tend to be available as an option or even on an as-needed basis. 

Around-the-Clock Security

Feeling safe within the perimeter of the community that you choose for your senior life is of the utmost importance. All independent communities approach security in a different way, but most do have the basics, such as community-wide surveillance and on-site security guards. However, if you want a higher level of security, look for communities that have around-the-clock security for the neighborhood. These communities will usually have staffed physical security that keeps an eye on things at all hours, so you can feel safe if you decide to take a stroll at night or leave your home after dark. 


13 October 2017

Protecting Your Elderly Loved One

Recently, my mom took my grandmother to her physician for a regular check-up. During this visit, the doctor discovered my grandmother had a cracked bone in her foot. Due to my grandmother’s dementia, she didn’t know if she had fallen or dropped something on her foot. My family and I decided my grandmother shouldn’t live on her own anymore. Do you desperately desire to protect an elderly loved one from harm? If he or she is currently living alone, consider placing your loved one in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. By making this move, you won’t have to worry anymore about the possibility of your relative falling with no one to help him or her. On this blog, I hope you will discover the numerous benefits of moving a senior loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility. Enjoy!