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When Is It Time to Consider Independent Living?

three senior men laughing and having fun at their retirement community

When you hit the age that you’re ready to retire, you want to make the most of it. And while you might be ready to just hit the golf course and forget everything else, you have some important decisions to make about how you plan to spend your retirement years. Determining exactly how you want to spend your time, where you want to live, and what your future care looks like are important factors you must consider. 

Before you get overwhelmed, making these important decisions doesn’t have to be daunting; it can be fun! Retirement is your chance to do all the things you’ve dreamed of doing, and depending on what those are, homeownership might no longer be the right choice. While many seniors assume they’ll age in place, it’s not always conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Regular home maintenance, multiple bills, multilevel living and yardwork are all things that can become cumbersome as you age. Downsizing to independent living gives you the freedom to live your retirement life to the fullest while maintaining your independence. 

Benefits of an Independent Living Community

When it comes time to start making decisions about your future, you might begin considering the possibility of an independent living community. But when’s the right time to consider making a move? While it’s a highly personal decision to move into a low-maintenance, independent living community, some benefits might make it appealing as you age. 

Independent living communities, like Oaks Senior Living, have a lot to offer to 55+ adults who are looking to downsize their life without having to downsize their freedom. We make it easy to step forward with confidence because our community is designed around each resident’s needs. Some of the unique benefits of our senior living community include: 

1. Help Maintaining a Household — When you’re in the prime of your retirement years, you don’t want to feel burdened by the responsibilities associated with homeownership. Independent living communities, like Oaks Senior Living communities, allow you to eliminate yardwork, home maintenance and housecleaning responsibilities. With in-apartment emergency call systems, assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, and laundry services, you have the time to explore your interests worry-free. 

2. Improved Safety, Health and Wellness — At Oaks Senior Living, we make every resident feel safe and secure in their apartment or cottage. With private residences; multiple floor plans; emergency call systems; medication management; and on-site physical, occupational and speech therapies, getting the help you need is simple. You can feel safe and secure in your home while also getting the support you need to live a healthier lifestyle. 

3. On-Site Amenities Senior living communities make it easy to get everything you need on one campus to give you more time to enjoy your hobbies and newfound friendships. At Oaks Senior Living, we offer maintenance-free living with a variety of convenient services and amenities, allowing you to form meaningful connection with like-minded neighbors.

4. A Continuum of Care One of the biggest benefits of deciding to move into an independent living community early on in your retirement years is that you never have to worry about your health needs changing. Oaks Senior Living offers various levels of care to ensure your needs are met now and well into the future. 

If you’re ready to take control of your retirement years and live a lower-maintenance lifestyle that suits you now and if your needs should change in the future, now’s the time to consider independent living. After you experience the rich, rewarding nature of life at an Oaks Senior Living community, you’ll understand why you would have wished you’d made the decision sooner. 

Enjoy Low-Maintenance Living at Oaks Senior Living 

If you’re ready to start the next chapter in your retirement journey, we’re here to help. Senior living can be a great option for older adults and their loved ones. Don’t let the process of finding the right senior living community for you stop you from exploring your options. Contact Oaks Senior Living to learn more about our communities and all we have to offer you now and as your needs change in the future. 

Browse our communities and contact us to schedule a tour of one of our independent living communities. 

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