A Checklist for Independent Living

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Retirement can be a rewarding period in our lives. It’s a time when we can finally have an opportunity to assess and rearrange our priorities, and to focus on the people and activities that are most important to us.

After careful consideration, we may even discover that we’re better able to achieve those priorities by moving to an independent senior living community and taking advantage of the more carefree lifestyle it offers older adults.

What is an independent living community?

Independent living communities are for seniors who are active and mobile, who are looking for a more convenient lifestyle, more social opportunities, and amenities and services that make life easier and more enjoyable. Independent living communities can take many forms: apartments, cottages, townhouses, or single detached houses. Whatever form they take, independent living homes include senior-friendly design and safety features that make it easier to age in place.

When is a move to independent living the right decision?

Deciding whether to move from your current home to an independent living community often boils down to one question: Where can I best live the retirement lifestyle I want – in my current home or in an independent living community?

To help you answer that question, think about responsibilities and chores that you’re currently taking care of yourself such as:

  • Grocery shopping
  • House cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Yard work
  • Household repairs
  • Laundry
  • Daytime driving
  • Nighttime driving
  • Errands
  • Coordinating necessary services

Take each of these responsibilities into consideration. How many of the things on this checklist do you still enjoy doing? How many of them are you ready to let go?

If you’d prefer to let someone else take care of some of them for you, even if it’s only a few of them, then independent living may be a good fit for you.

Check out our free e-book,

Just the Facts: Your Guide to Independent Living

What you stand to gain by a move to independent living

Letting yourself off the hook for chores and responsibilities and moving to an independent living community can give you more time and freedom to enjoy the following:

  • Fun
  • Social opportunities
  • Friends
  • Convenience
  • Dining options
  • Travel opportunities and outings
  • Educational and cultural opportunities
  • Pampering
  • Amenities
  • Fitness and wellness opportunities
  • Activities on my calendar
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Purpose
  • Relaxation
  • Time to do whatever I want

Sinceri Senior Living’s independent living communities are for seniors who are seeking independence with the benefits and conveniences of a retirement community in an environment that transcends the status quo and provides a new level of engagement.

Our Life Enrichment programming for independent living is specially designed for each community, focusing on enriching the lives of our residents. We offer a full range of opportunities for socializing and companionship on a daily basis. Our activities include shopping trips, sightseeing drives and dining at favorite restaurants. At Sinceri Senior Living, there are boundless opportunities to continue learning, growing and developing friendships that feel like family.

For more insights into the opportunities offered by independent senior living communities, check out our free e-book, Just the Facts: Your Guide to Independent Living.

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