Debunking 4 Common Misconceptions About Senior Living Communities
November 11, 2020
Leaving the place you have called home for years and moving into a senior living community is bound to be a major adjustment for anyone. But in fact, senior living communities are designed to provide residents with lifestyle options that will help them thrive independently.
Senior living communities offer access to safe, comfortable surroundings, a supportive environment of friendly peers and caring team members, healthy, chef-prepared meals, and a schedule of stimulating events and activities. Let’s take some common misconceptions about senior living and debunk them one by one.
Myth #1: I’ll Lose My Independence
Not only do senior living residents have their own private living spaces but housekeeping, maintenance, and concierge services are available to take care of every household need. In addition, residents who prefer to take a break from cooking can enjoy healthy, chef-prepared meals served in their community’s restaurant-style dining room.
Residents have the peace of mind of knowing that professionally trained team members are on hand 24/7 to help if their health needs change.
Myth #2: Only Sick People Live There
Senior living communities are designed to keep residents actively engaged for as long as possible while living as independently as possible. While many people in assisted living communities are dealing with health challenges, senior living communities are designed for people who are seeking an active lifestyle and are on the lookout for opportunities to pursue the lifestyle of their choice.
Myth #3: I Can’t Enjoy My Favorite Hobbies
The hassle-free lifestyle at senior communities allows residents more time, energy, and freedom to exercise their independence and pursue the activities and interests they love. Most communities have a large list of daily activities, including exercise and cooking classes, game and movie nights, informational presentations, trips to local attractions, and other opportunities for learning and socialization.
If you have a hobby or interest that isn’t offered in a community, most are receptive to providing residents with resources to start their own clubs.
Myth #4: I’ll Be Lonely
Most senior living communities have new resident groups and clubs newly moved-in seniors can join; communal spaces that make socialization easy like a library, a fitness center, and more; and scheduled social events and activities so that residents have plenty of opportunities to make connections with new friends. Many communities also recognize that pets can be important for residents’ emotional well-being and physical health, so many allow residents to bring their dogs or cats along.
Be sure to keep the above information in mind as you consider a move into a senior living community. It may very well be the best decision you make, for yourself, and for your family members too!
Want to learn more about the Senior Lifestyle at The Lodge at Greeley? Give us a call at (970) 939-5700 or schedule your virtual tour.