What to Expect in an Independent Living Community

Independent living retirement communities typically offer a variety of features that make day-to-day life more enjoyable.

  • A choice of living arrangements including apartments, cottages, condominiums and/or even single-family homes in some cases
  • Restaurant-style dining with one to three chef-prepared meals daily
  • Basic housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation to appointments and errands
  • Wellness programs
  • A range of educational, social and enrichment programs, activities and outings
  • Amenities such as a fitness center, onsite beauty and barber salon

Download our free booklet, Just the Facts: Your Guide to Independent Living.

These communities provide opportunities to make new social connections and stay physically active. And because of that, people who move to an independent living community can expect a number of potential health benefits.

  • The Harvard School of Public Health found that seniors in the United States with an active social life may have a slower rate of memory decline. In fact, memory decline among the most sociable could be less than half the rate among the least sociable.
  • Hebrew University Medical Center and Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School found that seniors who exercise appear to live longer and have a lower risk of disability. Benefits were not only seen in individuals who maintain an existing level of physical activity, but also in those who begin exercising between ages 70 and 85.
  • A 2009 Independent Living Report by the ProMatura Group, LLC revealed that when you become part of an independent living retirement community, you’re more likely to make new friends and try new things.

Moving to an independent living retirement community also allows you to pursue your ideal life by focusing on activities that are enjoyable and meaningful to you.

Is yard work something you’d rather not bother with anymore? Are you tired of cooking all your own meals? Would you be happy if you never did another load of laundry?

Use our handy checklist to split your current responsibilities into things you enjoy and want to keep doing versus chores you’re ready to let go. You’ll find the checklist in our free booklet, Just the Facts: Your Guide to Independent Living.

The guide also offers a list of things you may more of in retirement – things like activities on your calendar, opportunities for social outings, as well as just plain fun. How many of these things are readily available to you in your current home? If you discover that some aren’t, independent retirement living may be the answer.

About Life Enrichment Programming for Independent Living at Sinceri Senior Living Communities

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.

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