Reaching retirement signals a tremendous milestone in life. Most of our lives are spent working long hours and sometimes long weeks to be able to provide for ourselves and our families. Retirement blissfully takes away that stress and passes the heavy hands of time back to you, free to enjoy life in any way you would like. Retiring can bring forth a sense of loneliness at times, especially if you aren’t close to family, but it doesn’t have to always feel that way. Retiring in a senior community brings together those looking to enjoy their lives and can offer new experiences and meaningful friendships. Retiring into a senior community has many benefits that can make it the right choice for you or your loved one.

Social engagement
Finding the right retirement community can bring enrichment to your life as you make friends and build memories together. It’s a common human need to seek out a sense of belonging and retiring into the right senior living community can guarantee that you or your loved one will brush elbows with others that are of like minds and share similar values and interests! This social engagement and relationship building comes with the vast number of activities and events that are organized and planned by the communities themselves.

Independence
Retiring into a community can mean that you or your loved one will have a space of your own to call home and can decorate or maintain it how you please. With retirement comes the need for regaining that control of life, so the sense of independence helps a resident adjust more smoothly. With safety being a priority as we age, this retirement community model helps to ensure health services are within reach for every resident.

Travel flexibility
A majority of freshly retired people express a wish to travel more, to get out and see more of the world with the rest of their time. With the retirement community lifestyle, home maintenance or upkeep is overseen directly by the community, and you always have somebody to watch your home for you. Not only this, but oftentimes there are trips planned and organized by the community! Travel abroad, domestically, or on a cruise without having to stress over any of the planning.

Peace and quiet!
With most of your neighbors being retired, chances are you will have more quiet moments to relax. All residents are looking for the same thing, which is relaxation, and a wish to stay productive and engaged in a calm and safe environment. Events that are put on by the cultural arts department are also designed specifically to reflect the interests of the residents.

Retirement is an especially important time in everyone’s life, and hopefully you are able to settle into the right community for you or your loved one and make the most out of it! Happy retirement!

If you are ready for the investment into an independent living community, inquire with Glen Arden to see if we are the right fit.