Are you living the fullness of life as you grow older? It’s not uncommon to look back at the same time you are beginning to look forward.
It’s also not uncommon to start making decisions about what you would like your life to look like. Are there trips you wanted to take? People to see? Experiences to have?
Or are you looking toward starting every morning with anticipation and joy? As most seniors have learned over the years, having people to share your life with can make all the difference.
This may be the perfect time to assess where you are and if there are any steps you can take to better your quality of life. If you find yourself unable to achieve all that you had hoped for, there may be a solution that can help.
You may want to consider an independent living community and all the advantages that they can offer.
What role could independent living play in helping you to achieve your best life possible?
Take a look at some of these highlighted features and decide if they could help boost your quality of living.
People often refer to the benefits of senior or independent living as allowing you to have the best of both worlds. You’ll have access to all the advantages the community has to offer but you’ll still be living in a private residence and making all of your own decisions.
You may decide to participate in the activities that the community offers. Or to join in on scheduled social events. You can even take a night off from cooking and order from a chef-prepared menu in the dining room. It’s all completely up to you. Nothing will change from your old life – except that you’ll be living in an age-friendly residence with an almost unlimited number of opportunities waiting right outside your door.
It’s well documented that social isolation can greatly impact your health, both physically and emotionally. But sometimes as you grow older, it becomes more of a challenge to go out and participate in different activities.
One of the great benefits of an independent living community is that everything is taken care of. Someone else has scheduled a full range of choices so that there is bound to be something for everyone. You may decide to rediscover your artistic side or learn Bridge and join in a regular game with the others. Taking a swim or taking part in a spirited game of pickleball may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
One of the sad truths about growing older is that we begin to lose our family members and friends. Others may move away or we may no longer drive as often and so we might begin missing out on social or community events. But even though it may be more difficult, there are serious health detriments if we become isolated.
Another benefit of senior living is that it’s never been easier to make new friendships. After we leave the work world it often becomes more difficult to meet people. But community life provides so many social opportunities to naturally get to know others. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll make friends.
We need good food to fuel our bodies and keep our minds working sharply but that is something that often gets neglected as we grow older. It may be more difficult to shop for healthy food choices. We may be tired of planning and preparing meals. And everyone is ready for a break when it comes time to clean up.
You’ll find not only healthy and delicious options at your independent living community, but a chance to benefit from the social aspect as well. Meeting friends for dinner or motivating yourself to attend an exercise class with friends and then having a fun lunch afterward can easily become part of your daily routine.
Most of us struggle to stay physically fit. It’s hard to motivate yourself to go to the gym and work out. If it was easy, we’d all be doing it. But independent living can actually help you there too. They’ve removed the barrier of transportation and having to find a way to get to the gym because all you need to do is walk out your front door.
We all know the advantages of keeping ourselves physically and mentally fit. But if you can join others there, take a class or participate in a sporting game on-site, not only will you find it harder to make excuses but it will probably even be fun.
Independent living communities can not only make your life easier, but they can improve your quality of life, making it richer as well.
Our amenities and activities include:
You’ll also find a variety of dining options, as well as scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping, concerts and other events. You’ll have easy access to King Farm’s shuttle system that loops to the Metro and walking paths that lead to The King Farm Village Center, just a few blocks away.
You’ll find great support for your efforts to stay healthy, active and socially engaged and achieve a quality of life that may reach new heights.
Please visit our website or call (240) 414-8557 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personalized tour today.