If you’re looking for the best way to live a fulfilling and independent lifestyle but eliminate the headaches of homeownership, there is a solution that has been designed just for you:
An independent living community.
Simply described, it’s the option of continuing to live your life as you do now, except better. You’ll have your own residence and make your own decisions. But everything you need is located in the community. Which means you’ll have the advantages of an active life, access to all the amenities and freedom of choice, all within steps of your home.
Although there are many advantages of the independent lifestyle, the following outlines some of the more popular ones that you’ll discover:
You won’t be sacrificing privacy when you move into an independent living community. You’ll find a selection of floor plans and some communities offer apartment or cottage style homes.
You’ll also discover the perfect choice to age-in-place. Your existing home may not be accommodating for accessibility and would require expensive and extensive renovations. But an independent living community was designed with you in mind, for now and in the future.
You’ll have no schedules to keep or anyone knocking on your door to tell you it’s time for exercise class. Unless, of course, it’s your new friends and you’ve all made plans to work out together and then have lunch.
You will have the same level of freedom and choice as you do now. It just will be happening in a different place that offers a lot more benefits.
A popular reason that older adults often choose independent living is to live a life free of maintenance and repairs. Eliminating homeownership responsibilities can lift a huge weight off of your shoulders and provide more free time instead.
Imagine no longer being concerned whether a new roof is needed, how to find a reputable company to take care of a leak or even the simpler tasks of mowing the lawn or shoveling the snow.
Taking care of your physical health is vital to a quality life. But it’s not always easy. If you struggle to stay motivated or meet the challenge of driving across town to the gym, you’ll love the convenience of what community life can offer.
You’ll find a fitness center that offers exercise routines, weights, equipment and classes, so you can learn the right techniques and enjoy keeping in shape.
Keeping care of your brain is as important to living well as taking care of your body. But the key is finding the right activities to challenge and inspire you to maintain a regular routine.
Keeping your mind active can provide the benefits of improved memory, clearer thinking and possibly delaying any declining cognitive symptoms. Many communities offer lectures, classes, discussion groups and games that will keep your mind stimulated.
Avoiding isolation and spending time with friends can help you create optimum physical and cognitive health. The risks of loneliness are serious but friendships can be harder to make as we grow older.
Independent living provides many opportunities to make new friends. From sharing in activities, dining, or even crossing paths in the common areas, you’ll soon meet your neighbors and discover everything you have in common.
Life is never boring if you move into an independent living community. Not only will you find a wide variety of fun and interesting activities, someone else has done all the planning and organizing.
You’ll find artistic, fun, stimulating or educational choices offered in the community. With so many options, you’re bound to discover something of interest. And if it’s offsite, the transportation is provided as well.
Your residence will have a full-sized kitchen so you’re free to plan your meals and cook anytime. But many residents discover how nice it is to leave that to someone else when they choose.
After years of planning, preparing and cleaning up, it’s nice to know that when you’re not in the mood to cook, you could go to an on-site restaurant or café and enjoy a healthy yet delicious meal.
Are you no longer driving or would like the opportunity to not fight traffic any more than you must? Another benefit of an independent living community is the scheduled transportation.
You may find your community offers this service to medical appointments, shopping or to entertainment options. You’ll no longer have to worry about driving in rush hour or searching for a parking space.
Living in a safe and secure place adds much to your quality of life. Your community may be gated or offer on-site security, including alarms or a personal option for your home.
Living where there is security and where you can take advantage of a lock-and-leave lifestyle to travel relieves a lot of stress. It’s also reassuring to know that if you ever did need help, someone is there.
Discover why many residents who move into an independent living community believe they have found the secret to living in the best of both worlds.
Not only can you enjoy the privacy of your own home and independence, but you’ll have convenient access to all the benefits. Meeting and making new friends could never be easier so your new life truly offers it all.
At Ingleside’s Westminster at Lake Ridge, we’ve designed our independent living community with a focus on physical activity and wellness.
Take a look at what our vibrant community has to offer:
Please visit our website for more information or call (703) 420-7105 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personalized tour today.