A common theme among the residents at our Springpoint Senior Living communities is, “I wish I would have moved here sooner.” Still, so many older adults think they’re just not ready to downsize yet. They’re still active, independent, and plan on staying that way for many years to come. However, did you know that studies show moving to an independent living community actually enhances your overall health and wellness?
You may be familiar with the term “aging in place.” However, most people associate the phrase with remaining in their homes for as long as possible as they get older. Seniors today are enjoying better longevity and active lifestyles, and often feel like there’s no reason to change their lives until it becomes necessary.
However, research shows that seniors who live in a retirement community are actually more independent than those who age in place in their homes. Why is this? For starters, life in a senior living community is simply easier; you’ll no longer have to worry about mowing the lawn, raking leaves, shoveling snow and other home maintenance tasks. This means more time to do all the activities you truly enjoy, whether that means joining a book club, playing a round of golf, taking a fitness class, or anything else that may interest you. And, the more active and engaged you are in the world around you, the longer you will stay that way.
Quite simply, the services and amenities offered at independent living communities provide you with more time to focus on you. Here are just a few of the reasons to choose independent living for seniors in a retirement community:
Boost your independence. One of the most common fears older adults have about moving to a community is that their independence will be compromised. There’s no need to worry that you’ll be forced into a set schedule based on someone else’s time or expectations. You’ll still decide how to spend your days, what activities you’d like to participate in, what you’ll choose to have for dinner, etc. As mentioned before, because you are able to leave home maintenance tasks to a team of caring professionals, plus have access to plenty of physical, social and recreational activities, you’ll probably notice you’re feeling more active and independent than ever before!
Enjoy engaging events and activities. Speaking of activities, there’s no shortage of life-enriching opportunities at independent living communities. Springpoint’s innovative wellness program, LivWell, for instance, focuses on whole-person wellness, catering to each of the seven dimensions with a deep understanding of your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environment, spiritual and vocational needs. Residents are key in designing the programs and activities offered on a daily basis, and you’re sure to find something that appeals to you. Take a painting class, join a walking club, listen to a lecture – the possibilities are endless.
Choose from a variety of floor plans. Maybe there are rooms in your home that you no longer step foot into anymore. Or, maybe the washer and dryer are all the way down in the basement, making it inconvenient to do your laundry. Independent living communities offer a variety of floor plan options designed with seniors’ needs in mind. You’ll enjoy one-level living in a spacious apartment, cottage or villa, with just the right amount of room for your needs.
Get peace of mind for your future. Independent living for seniors in Springpoint’s Life Plan communities means you’ll have a true plan in place for your future. You can rest easy knowing that should your health needs change, you’ll receive the right level of care to ensure you enjoy the highest quality of life possible. And, you won’t have to uproot your life for a second time, as our communities offer services like assisted living or personal care, or skilled nursing and rehabilitation, all on the same campus.
Our Springpoint Life Plan communities in New Jersey and Delaware combine vibrant independent living with an accent on your personal choices to allow you to enjoy the life to the fullest. You’ll choose from a variety of independent living floor plans with customizable upgrades, spend your days participating in life-enriching activities, all while appreciating the maintenance-free lifestyle you deserve.