Retirement provides you with the opportunity to do everything you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have time for. Moving to an independent living community is one of the best ways to maximize pleasure in life for those over 62.
Read on to find out whether independent living is the best fit for you, as well as some lesser-known benefits of this type of community.
What Is Independent Living?
Independent living is for individuals who don’t require assistance with day-to-day tasks but no longer fancy the responsibility of home maintenance. Daily chores, fixing broken HVAC systems, cooking and cleaning lose their luster after several decades, and you can turn your back on them forever by moving to a luxurious retirement community.
Another major reason people move to this type of facility is for the sense of community. There’s no need to feel lonely when there are so many kind, sociable, and fun potential friends waiting for you in an independent living facility. Check that the facility you choose takes every measure to make sure you can entertain visitors in style, too, so you can give friends and family a taste of your lavish lifestyle.
The Joys of Joining an Independent Living Community
When choosing an independent living community, or a continuing care retirement community, your focus should be on freedom and fun. While the option for health care is essential, it’s not front and center. Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons people choose this type of accommodation.
Dine In Style
An excellent retirement community should provide residents with equipment to cook in their own apartment, but it should also have a selection of stunning restaurants. Ideally, choose a location that offers a range of dining options so you can plan your night according to the occasion. If you love socializing and chatting with friends, you can even find a cocktail lounge at Riddle Village.
Wave Goodbye to Housework and DIY
Not many people enjoy doing laundry, cleaning, fixing bits and pieces around the house, and staying on top of maintenance for appliances — but someone has to do them. In an independent living community, that person isn’t you. Try to choose a place that includes basic housework and maintenance in the monthly fee.
Be a Social Butterfly
From billiards to singing and movies to bocce ball, you can fill your time with games and activities with fellow residents. You can even whittle away the days sitting in the cafe or cocktail lounge, setting the world to rights with like-minded people. If you’re more of a solo flyer but like being around other people, puzzles, beautiful gardens, and reading in the library are ideal pastimes.
It doesn’t always have to be fun and games. Try to choose a facility that has extras like a woodworking shop and art studio if you’re someone who adores having a project on the go.
Enjoy a Pamper Session
Of course, all the socializing you’ll be doing means you’ll want to make sure your hair and make-up are immaculate. Retirement communities with beauty salons and barber services help ensure the overall well-being of residents. When you look your best, you feel your best.
Boost Your Fitness
One of the best ways to make the most of your golden years is by staying active. Retirement is one of the most convenient times to get in the best shape of your life. The more you move, the healthier you are, so try to find a community with a broad range of activities, sports, and gym options. Whether you love yoga, Zumba, weight lifting, cardio, or outdoor games, make sure the facility you choose provides plenty of opportunities to stay active.
Fun, Freedom, and Friendship
At Riddle Village, we take care of people who’ve made it. Our residents have worked hard and contributed to society, and now they’re ready to kick back and enjoy life to the fullest.
Forget about doing the dishes, changing light bulbs, and waiting for visitors to pop over for a chat. At Riddle Village’s state-of-the-art retirement community, we take care of the boring bits, provide luxurious amenities and services, and surround you with like-minded active folks so you can fill your days with as much (or as little!) as you like.