Retirement brings a lot of possibilities for spending time with friends and checking things off your bucket list. But then again many seniors don’t use all this free time to finally be fulfilling all their retirement dreams. Living in a senior community can help to satisfy those senior dreams and spark new ones.
Learn how a vibrant retirement community can liven up your lifestyle and help you enjoy the retirement of your dreams.
7 Ways Senior Living Is the Best Option For Retirement
1. Stress-free Living
In retirement, the endless fight against laundry, grocery stores, taxes, and the lawn gets harder. Your household obligations can conflict with your bigger ambitions, such as long-term travel or spontaneous road trips. Choosing to move to a retirement community can allow for a low-maintenance and worry-free lifestyle.
2. Bills Adding Up
Each month the bills can add up in your mailbox. Your current lifestyle can be more costly than you realize. Regarding home maintenance, property taxes and home insurance, comparing a retirement community ‘s expenses to the current cost of living can be a good decision. In reality, retirement communities will help you simplify your expenses by combining rent, food, utilities and entertainment all in one month’s lease.
3. Living the High Life
Senior living communities have many amenities that can add to the retirement experience – some of which you couldn’t even imagine having in your own home, such as:
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- Putting greens
- Jacuzzis, spas, and massage rooms
- Fireside patios and kitchens
- Tennis courts
- Theater rooms
- Poker tables
- Billiards and darts
- Walking paths
- Exercise equipment
- Business center
4. Keeping Fitness On Track
Staying active as you get older can help you stay independent longer and prevent falling or injury. If self-motivation is an issue you can be drawn by the exercise classes and outdoor activities offered in many retirement communities.
- Yoga classes
- Swimming and water aerobics
- Walking clubs
- Class-based fitness
- Gyms and free weights
- Golf outings
- Local hikes and greenbelts
5. Good Eats
Especially at Entrust of DeSoto the food is well taken care of:
Freshly prepared meals are served three times daily in our dining room. When you arrive for each meal, our staff will deliver your choice of beverage, and note your selections from the daily specials or alternative choice menu. Special requests are welcomed for individual dietary needs. Just make your preferences known and we will make sure you’re satisfied. Guests and family members are always welcome to stay. We encourage you to host your personal gatherings, whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or special surprise.
6. Daily Care
With aging it’s normal to have difficulty with everyday tasks that were once easy for you – you shouldn’t be embarrassed, but acknowledge that it’s normal to need help. Help might be needed in the form of housekeeping or personal hygiene, so senior living is there to help with that transition.
7. Feeling Safe
Household injuries and falls do happen, and if you live alone, it can be overwhelming to think about not getting the support you need. You can be sure there is always someone there in a retirement community to support you!
Entrust of DeSoto: A Resident-centric Memory Care Community in Dallas, Texas
Entrust of DeSoto is a memory care community that puts resident well-being at the center of everything we do. We know that each person is unique. That’s why we offer a wide range of services and lifestyle options to nourish the body and create community.
We understand the importance of home cooked meals and nutrition for seniors and this attitude is reflected in our dining experience. If you or a loved one live near Dallas, Texas and need assisted living, contact Entrust of DeSoto today to learn about our 24-hour care and find out how we can help.