What is independence to you? Living independently will differ from person to person, but ultimately, it is how you decide how to spend your time. However, there is a common misunderstanding that independent living communities are only for long-term care but many retirees do not contemplate relocating until they require that additional assistance. Yet, that attitude means missing out on all of the advantages that they can get from staying in the community. Here are some reasons why you should consider independent living.
Maximizing Financial Resources
Home is where you have built up a lifetime’s worth of memories. However, the place that you value can also turn into a money pit. The reality of owning a house means that you need to deal with leaking roofs, ongoing house improvements, never-ending landscaping, and plenty of unforeseen expenses. Retirement can quickly become the most expensive phase of your life if you live on a fixed income and have health difficulties. Choosing the right independent living community can help you to keep your expenses under control. You also will have access to a comfortable place to call home and free up some of your funds. Consider spending that money on yourself instead of another home renovation!
Do you or your loved one want to spend retirement doing all the cleaning, commuting, and creating plans for daily life by yourself? After spelling the majority of your life working hard, you earn a break. Staying at home means that you would have to keep up with the duty to maintain the house, chores, as well as your day to day living with or without help from your family and friends. However, choosing independent living gives you a safe environment for growth into your later years. Leave the hassle of daily living to the experts so that you have more freedom to do the things you love.
Remaining Connected to People
While staying in the comfort of home can be appealing to many, it also means that there are fewer opportunities to connect with people outside. Living independently especially in a senior living community benefits you in this as you get to focus on your current relationships and branch out to make new friends with other residents. Socializing with others who share the same interests as you is easier in independent living communities as there are various activities available for you and your potential connections to participate in. Find a workout friend, a fellow art enthusiast, or even a foodie!
Living Life Your Way
With independent living, you can easily spend the day however you want as all your essential needs are met. Make a reservation at the new eatery down the block. Spend the day with your grandchildren or shopping in the city. Alternatively, stay in the community to try out a new activity, such as a wellness class or forming a book club.
Move Gracefully With Discovery Village At The Forum
Curious to know what you or your loved one’s future independence might look like in Discovery Village At The Forum? Our community offers a range of lifestyle choices such as independent living, memory care, and assisted living. Reach out to us if you would like to learn more about our living options and schedule a tour to see it for yourself.