You may have noticed a shift in retirement living preferences: more and more of your friends are choosing to sell their homes and move into an independent living community. If you’re like a lot of older adults, you’re probably left wondering what would drive a decision like this.
Here’s the secret: independent living communities have evolved into resort-like communities, offering a carefree lifestyle overflowing with opportunity for growth and adventure.
Here are 20 reasons you should consider exploring independent living communities in Dallas, Texas:
You can say goodbye to yardwork: You can enjoy lush greenery and the serenity of a beautiful yard and garden without pulling weeds on your knees in the heat.
You have various dining options: If you enjoy cooking, senior apartments are usually equipped with a fully functioning kitchen so you can continue cooking your favorite recipes. You can also take advantage of delicious, chef-prepared dining options in a restaurant-style setting. Some communities, like our Dallas independent living community, offer continental breakfast and a Sunday buffet, among other options.
You never stop learning: Learning every day is the best way to keep your mind in shape and fight off conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of independent living communities host a myriad of programs and activities to ensure personal growth and development is always at your fingertips. Trivia and art classes are just a few examples.
You can focus on fitness: Many independent living communities offer access to an on-site, state-of-the-art gym as well as exercise classes, personal training services and wellness seminars so you can focus on your wellness, staying fit, mobile and pain-free.
You can downsize: Many older adults find that downsizing is therapeutic. It provides the perfect opportunity to get rid of years worth of accumulation and keep items that have the most personal, sentimental value.
You create lifelong friendships: You’ll find lifelong friends at retirement communities. It’s easy to meet others with the numerous formal and informal opportunities presented in independent living communities. Many friendships have blossomed at Meadowstone Place’s weekly movie night, fitness classes and clubs.
You have access to good books: Stay up to date on current news and events and read your bucket-list books in the on-site library. You’ll enjoy the perfect setting for personal growth, relaxation and adventure – without ever leaving the comfort of the community.
You have better access to healthcare: Not only do most independent living communities offer transportation to and from primary care and specialty appointments, most also have a system in place for rapid response should you need emergency medical attention. This gives you the best access possible whether you see a doctor for annual checkups only or you have chronic conditions to manage.
You’re never tied down: Home and lawn maintenance are covered in many independent living communities, so you’re free to travel, spend time with family members or mark things off of your bucket list. You can come and go as you please without worrying about your home or chores.
You have total freedom: When you live in independent living, you get to create your own schedule. You choose whether to dine in or eat out. You choose your primary care provider, the events you attend and how to furnish your home. At our Dallas retirement community, you select the services to take advantage of and which you don’t care for.
You can enjoy your favorite beverages: Meadowstone Place provides a coffee bar and juice station for residents. Fuel up with your favorite beverage before the sun comes up or before you head out on your next adventure.
You can bring your four-legged friend: Not all retirement communities welcome your pets. However, many do. Be sure to check with independent living communities you are interested in to learn about their pet policy. Meadowstone Place is a pet-friendly independent living community in Dallas.
You look and feel your best: An on-site beauty and barber salon means you can spend time getting pampered so you can feel your best, all in walking distance to your home.
You can enjoy a pool: Many independent living communities offer an outdoor pool and cabana area for relaxation, socialization and leisurely exercise. Soak up the rays poolside with a good book or alongside friends.
Your expenses are predictable: Most independent living communities charge one flat rate that includes your rent, utilities and the services and amenities you choose to take advantage of. This can be especially helpful in retirement, when you may be living off of a fixed income. Fixed expenses make budgeting simple and ensure you always know exactly what to expect.
You can choose the senior apartment of your dreams: Take advantage of breathtaking views, modern living spaces and a lot of natural light in some of the most beautiful and modern independent living communities in Dallas. Updating your home can be overwhelming and expensive, but independent living neighborhoods are designed to give you the best home possible.
You enjoy stress-free entertainment: Host friends and family members for a get together, party or intimate dinner without stress or worry. Independent living communities often offer gathering rooms for residents’ use, which means you can host company in the perfect sized space without having to pack and travel.
You receive help with housekeeping: Just because you can still maintain your home on your own doesn’t mean that’s how you want to spend your valuable time in retirement. Take advantage of optional housekeeping services so that you don’t have to worry about time-consuming chores.
You only drive when you want to: You don’t have to face the traffic for daily tasks and appointments at independent living communities. For any amenities or services not offered on-site, independent living communities generally offer transportation to destinations such as appointments, pharmacies and shopping malls. Enjoy the company of others while you run errands and grab the basics.
You can say goodbye to boredom: When you choose an independent living community, you gain full access to regular events and programs to ensure that you’re always able to find something that entertains you and fills your time with purpose and meaning.
With these great reasons to consider the retirement lifestyle, why not take a look? To learn more about our independent living community in Dallas, visit us at Meadowstone Place today. We are eager to learn more about you, show you around and welcome you to the neighborhood. Contact us to schedule your tour.