Are you looking forward to the retirement lifestyle you’ve long dreamed of? After a career, raising children and many other responsibilities, the time has finally arrived to launch your latest adventure.
But are you ready?
After clearly defining the way of life you want, there’s another important step to take.
Determining how you can make it happen.
If you’re still identifying your dream lifestyle, the following are a few of the more popular choices you may want to consider:
Whether it’s by water, land or air, seeing your grandchildren or the other wonders of the world is at the top of many retirees’ lists.
Life is meant to be enjoyed. You’ve worked hard and now it’s time to play. Are you ready to learn a new sport? Get back on the golf course? Or express your artistic side?
When your days were filled with work, children or other responsibilities, friendships may have been put on hold. Now it’s time to rekindle those relationships as well as make new ones.
Many retirees rank a maintenance-free life as a priority. Imagine no longer having to keep up with all the repairs and tasks of a home. An easier daily life is waiting for you.
If you’re part of a couple, it’s likely you each have different interests. How do you choose one over the other? You don’t. Search out opportunities that allow you both to experience what’s important.
After settling on the type of retirement lifestyle you want, it’s time to discover the best ways to make it happen. Where you will live – and how – is a great place to start building your foundation.
An independent living community is a popular choice of many retirees as it checks off almost every box on their list.
Consider and compare how an independent living community matches up to your retirement priorities:
Ready to leave the headaches of homeownership behind? Look no further than the maintenance-free life you’ll find in a community. Responsibilities for upkeep are no longer yours. And if you’re looking for convenience, everything you need is right outside your door.
Your existing home may require expensive renovations to be age friendly, which means not only spending funds but living with construction. But you’ll find your home in an independent living community is already designed to support your needs, now and in the future.
Having a wide variety of activity choices is only one of the great benefits you’ll find in an independent living community. And with such a large selection, you’re sure to find something that is of interest. The community takes care of all the planning. You just show up and have fun.
It’s never been more important to enrich your life once again with meaningful relationships. It’s not always easy to meet others after leaving the work world but independent living is full of opportunities – and people – with whom you have much in common.
Are you ready to take off and see the world? Or visit your children and grandchildren? Take an extended trip without worrying about leaving your empty home behind? An independent living community allows you to lock your door and know that everything will be OK when you return.
You’ll discover how stress-free life can be when you move into an independent living community. With everything only steps from your door, you can enjoy all the amenities, delicious meals when you don’t feel like cooking, and educational and entertaining opportunities as well.
Your home is your haven and no matter how wonderful your retirement plans may be, you’ll still want a place where you can always return to take a break from the world. You’ll have the choice of floor plans and opportunities to personalize to make it your own.
Of course, nothing will change when it comes to your independence if you decide to move into a community. The only difference you’ll notice is how easy life has become. The decisions and choices are all yours to make.
If you find yourself driving less, another benefit of community life is the scheduled transportation offered for shopping, entertainment or other activities. You can leave the traffic and parking to someone else and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Independent living is the perfect answer if you’re part of a couple with different interests and pastimes. You’ll both appreciate the variety of choices. Community life is ideal when one of you is looking forward to activity-filled days while the other would also enjoy a little quiet time.
If you’re considering whether an independent living community could be the perfect fit for your dream retirement life, we hope you will visit one of our Ingleside communities. We believe you’ll find it’s even easier to enjoy life when you take advantage of all the benefits we offer, including:
For information on Ingleside’s Westminster at Lake Ridge senior living community located in Lake Ridge, Virginia, please call (703) 420-7105 with questions or to schedule a personalized tour today.
For information on Ingleside at King Farm senior living community located in Rockville, Maryland, please call (240) 414-8557 with questions or to schedule a personalized tour today.
For information on Ingleside at Rock Creek senior living community located in Washington, DC, please call (202) 846-2651with questions or to schedule a personalized tour today.