There is a common belief that senior living communities are only meant for older adults who require intensive care or support in their daily lives. While senior living offers a level of care to meet these needs, independent senior living communities are designed for active retirees looking to make the most of their retirement years!
At Community Senior Life (CSL), our independent senior living communities in Fairhope, Foley, and Madison, Alabama, see firsthand the benefits this lifestyle option makes in peoples’ lives.
So don’t wait to make the move to independent living! Below, we’re sharing why retirees are choosing to move to an independent senior living community sooner than later.
Live and Retire on Your Terms
You are in control of your life and how you want to live – including how you spend your retirement years. The decision to move into a senior living community is significant and one you deserve to make yourself.
Based on the belief that senior living is only meant for those who require care and support, many people wait until health needs change or an emergency happens. This can limit your options and make the decision feel rushed instead of researched.
By moving into an independent senior living community sooner, you can your time to find a community that offers the services, amenities, and features that fit your lifestyle and enhance your retirement experience.
Click here to explore our CSL independent senior living communities throughout Alabama!
Find Connection and Engagement
Socialization is imperative to our physical and mental health and wellness. Whether it’s meeting a friend for coffee or connecting with someone over a game of chess, socialization “helps sharpen memory and cognitive skills, increases your sense of happiness and well-being, and may even help you live longer (Mayo Clinic).”
Independent living communities are just that – communities. When you become a resident of one, you become a part of a family atmosphere and community environment that makes it easy to stay socially connected. In addition, these communities offer classes, programs, and events to encourage socialization, engage residents, and promote healthy aging.
At Community Senior Life, our Alabama independent senior living communities offer an enhanced retirement experience through activities, excursions, events, and social gatherings coordinated around residents’ interests. So fill and design each day of your retirement with connection and engagement!
Enhanced Safety and Security
A significant benefit of moving into an independent living community sooner is gaining access to care and additional support. Team members are available, and many communities have security features in place to provide extra peace of mind to residents and their families.
To further that peace of mind, Community Senior Life prioritizes our independent living residents on our assisted living waitlists should the time come that additional support is needed.
Community Conveniences & Ease of Life
One of the most significant benefits of choosing to move into an independent living community sooner rather than later is that you can take advantage of all the conveniences and on-site amenities that are offered. Whether it’s an on-site pool or salon, dining rooms, or wellness centers, these are features that promote physical, mental, and social well-being – all in one place!
For example, the features and amenities that Community Senior Life’s Alabama independent living communities offer include:
- Activity and social planning
- Housekeeping services
- Emergency call systems
- Utilities, cable, and internet access
- Meal plan options
- Courtesy transportation
- Negotiable lease terms
- Priority waiting list for assisted living services
Deciding to move into an independent senior living community is significant, and you don’t need to wait until you need additional care and support to make this decision. Finding the right community for you can take a lot of thought and planning, but it is well worth it as this move can provide numerous benefits to your lifestyle and overall health and wellness!
Our team at Community Senior Life is here to help you through every step of your senior living journey. To learn more about our independent senior living communities and services, we invite you to contact a member of our team today!