How Independent Senior Living Can Give You Greater Retirement Freedom
As a homeowner, plenty of responsibilities take up our time; from lawn care to home improvements, it seems there’s never a shortage of things to be done. Over time, many retirees grow tired of these never-ending chores, and downsizing seems like the ideal solution.
Not only does a smaller space promise less upkeep, but it can be refreshing to experience a change of scenery and a different pace in life.
Beyond downsizing, independent senior living communities promise a maintenance-free lifestyle so residents can focus on the things that matter to them. At Village Green Senior Living, we’re dedicated to promoting a lifestyle of active living by providing the amenities and services needed to alleviate the stress and responsibilities that prevent many individuals from fully enjoying their retirement years. Learn how our independent senior living communities in Federal Way and West Seattle, Washington, can give you greater freedom!
Less Upkeep, More Time for Yourself
Living in your current home has many benefits; privacy, memories, and a sense of accomplishment. After all, it is likely where you raised a family and achieved plenty of milestones.
On the other hand, it comes with various responsibilities that can grow over time, like repairs and home improvements. Not to mention the everyday chores to keep up with, like laundry, scrubbing the kitchen, and vacuuming.
We believe your retirement years should focus on getting back to the activities and passions you love, not worrying about when you’re going to mow the lawn. Independent senior living communities handle all the landscaping, shoveling, and home repairs so that you can focus on what matters to you, whether relaxing, volunteering, or something else entirely!
You’ve worked hard to save up for retirement, and you shouldn’t have to stress over bills and house payments every month. Whether it’s utility bills, groceries, entertainment, or costly home repairs, these costs can add up quickly and burn through a lot of your savings.
Although many assume otherwise, independent senior living communities can offer a more cost-effective solution because the price covers much more than just housing accommodations. For example, at Village Green, independent living residents’ monthly cost includes a spacious cottage home or apartment, meal options, some paid utilities, transportation services, on-site amenities and features, emergency safety systems, and more.
A Chance to Explore Your Passions
With fewer responsibilities comes more time to explore the things that interest you! For example, if you love the arts, there are plenty of opportunities to join activity groups or spend time in an arts and crafts center to get creative. Likewise, if you want to spend your days giving back to the local community, you have more time to do that.
Aside from activities and amenities, independent senior living can also do wonders for your social life. As we get older, our opportunities for social interaction may decrease – sometimes, without us even realizing it. Studies have shown that one-quarter of adults over the age of 65 experience feelings of loneliness due to isolation, bereavement, or health problems that impact the amount of time they spend away from home.
Isolation has also been linked to many health conditions in older adults, including:
- Heart disease
- Cognitive decline
- Depression and anxiety
Humans are social creatures by nature, and independent senior living communities offer opportunities for residents to connect and surround themselves with friends and neighbors. From grabbing dinner together to taking a morning stroll through the gardens, living in a community setting makes it easy to find ways to spend days with family and friends.
Retirement Living at Village Green
Independent senior living provides the freedom you want and need to spend your retirement years how you choose. Follow your passions (or discover new ones!) and partake in your favorite activities without worrying about mowing or maintenance!
In addition, our Village Green Senior Living communities are surrounded by shopping, dining, parks, and entertainment and are just a short drive to larger metropolitan areas like Tacoma and Seattle. We pride ourselves on providing all the necessities for a vibrant retirement lifestyle – without any of the stressors!
Before committing to an independent senior living community, we invite you to schedule a visit! We would be happy to show you around, explain our amenities and services, and answer any questions you have about our independent living cottage homes and apartments.