Today’s retirement communities are vastly different from those of the past, and should not be confused with assisted living communities or nursing homes. They are age-restricted independent living residences for individuals looking to live a maintenance-free lifestyle, where everything is designed specifically for their age group. Here are the benefits of living in 55+ communities if you’re looking to move into one.
A Sense of Community
If it has been a while since you’ve been surrounded by laughter and exciting conversations, you may have forgotten how fulfilling and warm it feels to lead an active social life. When you join a retirement community, you’re exposed to an endless list of opportunities for you to get out and be part of clubs, events, and other social gatherings that you may not get to be a part of otherwise. This is how you can regain your sense of belonging and fulfill the need of having meaningful friendships as you age. Not only will being a part of a close-knit community provide you with the emotional support you need when facing life’s hurdles, but your self-confidence will also be bolstered, as well as your overall sense of purpose and happiness. It will not be difficult to find like-minded individuals with similar passions and interests as you.
Since retirement communities are designed specifically for the retired population, all amenities, programs, and services are catered to meet your needs and preferences. Meals are typically provided thrice a day, with chefs preparing only the most nutritious yet delectable dishes for you. Maintenance-free also means not having to worry about the mundane chores you have been carrying out all your life, like washing the dishes, mopping floors, and doing the laundry. With the additional time you now have on your hands, you can spend all your energy and focus on doing the things you love with your friends and neighbors. There is no hardship or worry you’ll face by yourself, and that is probably the best thing about moving into a retirement community.
Safety and Security
A huge benefit of living in 55+ communities is the added safety and security you can rely on. Most retirement communities are secluded, with only approved residents, guests, and team members allowed on the property. Usually, there is also a security team patrolling the area to ensure no break-ins, and that everyone is safe. Within the communities, common areas like walkways and amenities are always well-lit to prevent accidents and you can rest assured that there are emergency evacuation plans as well as smoke detectors and fire alarms all over. Being able to enjoy these amenities when you move can put you and your family members’ hearts at ease.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Dominion?
Our community is home to a wide array of exclusive senior-centered lifestyle options to suit the needs of all older individuals – SHINE® Memory Care, assisted living, and an independent living option. You can expect amenities, services, and programs designed to meet the needs of residents at Discovery Commons At Dominion.
If you have any inquiries about our range of services, feel free to contact us today.