Senior living communities as we know them are a recent phenomenon. When our parents and grandparents got older, they most likely continued to live in their home. If they eventually needed someone to take care of them, then they moved into a nursing home.
We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Times have changed, and so have the choices of senior housing for our generation. Senior communities for those ages 55+ offer different kinds of independent living homes and more services and amenities than ever before.
A Life Plan Community such as The Marshes of Skidaway Island offers residential options that include cottages, townhomes and apartment villas, and a full continuum of health care on-site. It’s filled with “young” seniors who want to maximize their freedom and independence in retirement: no house maintenance, lawns to mow, walks to shovel, or property taxes to pay. Nowadays, choosing senior living doesn’t have to be tied to the state of your health. The best age to move into independent living is when you want more out of the years in front of you.
The Best Part of Waking Up
Independent senior living can feel like you’re on permanent vacation. Staff members take care of home maintenance, housekeeping and laundry. Nutritious, beautifully prepared meals are there when you don’t feel like cooking. You can spend more time on activities that bring you joy — a new hobby, a familiar one, travel and/or time with family. Everything is there for the taking.
Community calendars are full of fun things to do. In a single day at The Marshes of Skidaway Island, you could attend an aqua fitness class, join a group discussion on the 1787 American Experiment, sit down to a gourmet lunch in The Bistro, stroll on the trails, meet friends for happy hour, and then enjoy a live musical performance in the Ballroom. Phew! You might find yourself busier than before you retired. You won’t only find new neighbors; you’ll discover new clubs and committees to join, new volunteer opportunities and new hobbies as well.
Oh, What a Relief It Is!
To qualify for senior independent living, you need to move in when you’re healthy. After becoming a resident, there’s no stress about what you would do in an emergency because you’ll already have a smart plan in place. You get to enjoy all the lifestyle benefits you’ve been dreaming of while knowing that, if you need it down the road, you’ll have priority access to higher levels of health care, and your monthly expenses will be virtually unaffected. The cost of independent senior living turns out to be an incredible value compared to how much you’ll save on market-rate health care in the coming years.
It’s the Real Thing
Staying fit and healthy adds years to your life and life to your years, and this is a philosophy embraced by senior living communities like ours. It’s not just about exercise and eating well, although that’s where it starts. There’s attention to every dimension of wellness: physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, social and more. Our community lifestyle is designed to keep you healthier, happier and living life to the fullest, with expert support if your needs change.
Have It Your Way
We call it “independent living” for a reason. You live much as you did before you moved in. You set your own schedule for socializing, activities and classes. You’re in control of how much you do each day — or how little. Many residents say they wish they’d moved here sooner because of all the activities we offer and the wonderful friends they’ve made. By choosing the type of lifestyle they want, they stay in control of their future and lift the burden of decision-making from family members.
Get a Little Closer. Don’t Be Shy.
If you’re still wondering about the best age to move to independent living, why not explore what The Marshes of Skidaway Island can offer you? With the freedom of a maintenance-free lifestyle, you’ll also get the reassurance of affordable lifetime care. Contact us to find out more.