One of the questions all people face as they age is “where will I live”? Empty-nesters and retirees often want to downsize and find a community where they can connect with others at the same stage of life. For those very reasons, you might want to take a look at a 55+ community.
So what are seniors looking for in a retirement community? What benefits are being offered? Let’s take a look!
What Are Seniors Looking for in a 55+ Community?
Trustworthy Team Members
The staff is one of the key parts of a senior community and they need to be both trustworthy and have a love and patience for people.
Activities and Amenities
No one wants to live in a place where there’s nothing to do all day. Setting up events and taking trips off the property when able are a necessary part of keeping things fun and refreshing. Activities will also allow seniors to get to know each other better as they allow for more interactions.
Opportunities to Grow and Have Fun
Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you are done growing! Opportunities to exercise and receive education help keep the mind and body sharp and can improve your overall happiness.
Home and Comfort
As a senior nothing can be more disheartening than feeling like you’re living your life in a facility rather than a home. The overall feel and comfort of the place can weigh into the decision more so than anything else. With that being said it’s imperative that seniors be given a space that helps them feel like they truly belong.
Community and Connection
As a human, maintaining connections and social interactions is imperative. Creating opportunities for relationships to form between fellow seniors staves off loneliness and keeps seniors active.
Health and Safety
The layout and lighting of a retirement community should be taken heavily into consideration when designing it. Making sure everything is level and well lit will minimize falls and fatigue keeping things as injury-free as possible.
A senior community that offers clubs, recreation, and happy hours will thrive socially. You’ll never be bored with all these chances to make new friends at every turn. Staying in touch with family and building new relationships with people can make any place feel like home in no time.
A big factor in choosing the right retirement community is the cost. Depending on whether or not a senior will need assisted living, prices will vary and can sometimes be too much for someone to keep up with. Keeping the cost fair and reasonable will not only increase a facility’s appeal but also increases the senior’s peace of mind as well.
Proper Medical Assistance and Therapy (if needed)
Continuum of care for any senior community is a plus. Whether the rehabilitation is short-term or long-term, having the ability to move from independent living to an assisted living option makes things easier on both the individual and their family.
What is The Woodlands?
The Woodlands is an Independent Senior Housing community where quality, convenience, and the comfort of a caring and vibrant community free you to live your best life. Contact us today with any questions or for more information!