Retirement holds a different meaning today compared to just a decade ago. The idea of ‘resting’ after work has been substituted with activities driven by passion and purpose. For instance, many believe building a fulfilling career and raising children give life meaning in the years before retirement. If you’re considering retirement in Florida, you may have several goals you’d want to achieve, including leading a worry-free lifestyle. Let’s explore how independent living communities in Florida help to promote a carefree lifestyle.
Before that, think of retirement as a second opportunity for you to curate a journey that’s entirely unique and exclusive to you. This mindset is critical to longevity and healthy aging. Here’s how you can achieve a carefree lifestyle as you retire in an independent living community:
Exercise and Fitness
Exercise has long-lasting benefits, according to the National Council on Aging. It helps prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, and improves mood, which can prevent anxiety and depression. Bone loss and osteoporosis can also be mitigated by staying active.
Some aging adults won’t have the stamina to join an aerobics class, but they will benefit from activities such as Tai chi or yoga. Independent living provides a range of fitness programs that cater to various ability levels.
Aside from all the activities in Florida that cater to aging adults, independent living programs offer a way to socialize with like-minded people and forge new friendships. Social engagement is critical to physical and cognitive health and independent senior living in Florida offers residents ample opportunities to meet new people. The social events are diverse, fun, and meaningful – from museum outings and history lectures to friendly card games and pool parties.
The causes of cognitive decline are complex, hence research is studying ways that can help prevent memory loss. Music is one of the strategies. The more you participate in activities that challenge your brain to think in creative ways, the less likely it is you will suffer from cognitive decline. You’ll never run out of activities to learn new skills in an independent living community, whether you are pursuing new passions or renewing old hobbies.
Independent living in Florida is a great way for you to develop and achieve your retirement goals if you wish to live actively. But more than just health and wellness, senior living could feature luxury amenities that have never been seen by previous generations. These are perks for older adults to enjoy their retirement years. Resort-style retirement living includes amenities such as bistro and wine bars, lounge areas, off-leash dog parks and golf cart parking and charging stations.
Whether your retirement goals include living a more active lifestyle or relaxing with family and new friends, Florida is home to an array of independent living communities that offer residents a worry-free lifestyle and social opportunities that make each day highly enjoyable.
Create your path to a healthier and happier retirement at Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay. Give us a call if you wish to learn more about retirement living in Florida, or you can even schedule a tour!