Independent living communities come in many shapes and sizes, and go by several different names such as active adult communities, 55+ or 62+ communities, senior living communities, and retirement communities. Whatever the name, the primary goal of these communities is to provide aging adults with the opportunity to remain independent, while receiving the social and health benefits of communal living. As you are considering what senior living option is right for you, consider the following benefits of living in an independent living community like Fieldstone Grandridge and Fieldstone OrchardWest.
Freedom and Independence
Independent living is the least restrictive, supervised, and regulated living option. While independent living does not provide skilled nursing care, it does guarantee a friendly face is nearby to offer help when and if you decide you need it. All support is designed to keep you independent and free to pursue your hobbies or interests. And you are free to come and go as you please, as well as to bring your own vehicle. Along with flexibility for travel, independent living communities offer two to three prepared meals daily and many communities offer multiple types of food options. Additionally, if you would like to cook your own meals or have friends or family over for dinner, you can utilize the resident kitchen and your en suite kitchenette. When determining which independent living community is the right fit for your lifestyle, look for one that will provide you more comfort and time to pursue your personal interests.
Social and Recreational Interaction
Another exciting aspect of independent living is the opportunity to participate in planned and unplanned social activities. The importance of personal and the benefits of social and recreational interaction can be directly linked to our health. An independent living community can provide many unique ways for friendship and interaction to be cultivated through activities like scheduled shopping trips, games, crafts, exercise classes, religious services, and gardening. There may also be common areas where you can gather with friends to share stories, read books, watch movies, and learn together.
When you move from privately owned living into an independent living community, one of the joys is the diminished amount of routine upkeep required. This can range from lawn care to meal preparation. While as a home owner, all chores and home maintenance fell squarely on your shoulders, those things are now tasks completed by exceptional community team members. While residents always have the option to see to their own chores, it is comforting to know that assistance is available when needed. Independent living provides an ideal setting for those who know the value of their time, and would like to spend time engaging in a variety of activities, traveling, or even learning new hobbies.
These are just a few of the advantages that are associated with independent living. At Fieldstone, we are ready to help you better enjoy each day of your life! If you have questions about choosing the right independent living or other senior living option or life at a Fieldstone Communities please contact us!