Why Independent Living is Better Than Living Alone

Many older adults decide they would rather stay in their current homes to enjoy their retirement years rather than consider the benefits of independent living in a senior living community. For instance, some people feel they might lose their sense of autonomy or no longer be able to enjoy their preferred lifestyle.

However, today’s senior living offers vibrant settings with opportunities to enhance wellness and increase purpose! Village Green Senior Living is the natural choice for senior living for a reason; our community grounds reflect the healing powers of nature, providing tranquility and calming beauty to help establish a strong connection to the world around you. In addition, our Federal Way and West Seattle, Washington, communities provide the support, services, and amenities residents need to enjoy every moment. 

Here are some reasons why independent living might be better than living alone – especially after retirement. 

No More Home Maintenance

Whether it’s big or small projects, keeping up with a house can become costly over time. These costs can be challenging to maintain on a fixed income after retirement, from repairing or replacing outdated appliances to seasonal maintenance and upkeep. 

It’s been estimated that a person will need to earn about 70% of their current income after retiring to keep up with any emergency costs or repairs. At Village Green Senior Living, our independent living communities remove the hassles of keeping up a home by yourself by offering a maintenance-free lifestyle. 

Our services include maintenance repairs and checks, housekeeping, and plenty of other amenities to ensure your free time is spent on the things that truly matter, like reconnecting with passions, meeting new people, and enjoying the opportunity to relax!

Prioritize Your Wellness

When people think of general wellness, they tend to focus on physical and mental health. However, there are seven dimensions of wellness that are essential when it comes to enhancing your lifestyle:

  • Mental
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Environmental
  • Occupational

At Village Green Senior Living, our amenities and services provide ample opportunities to explore each of these dimensions of wellness. We want to allow residents to further connect with their inner passions, find their purpose, and discover how they can enhance their retirement years. 

Discover New Social Opportunities

Moving into an independent living community is like moving into a brand-new neighborhood with plenty of welcoming, friendly faces. The best part is that these new neighbors are at the same point in their lives as you are. This provides a sense of harmony within your community and makes you more likely to meet new friends with whom you have plenty of things in common.

For many who decide to age in place, they lack the ability to maintain an active social life, especially with people their own age with similar interests. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social isolation and loneliness have become a serious epidemic amongst adults over the age of 60 due to factors that are more likely to affect their age group, including:

  • Loss of friends and family
  • Living at a far distance from relatives
  • Health conditions that make socializing difficult 

Independent living is an excellent way to experience social opportunities and foster new connections with peers and neighbors every day. 

At Village Green Senior Living, our independent living communities in Federal Way and West Seattle, Washington, promote active living through activities, services, and amenities for people with all types of goals and interests. When you move to Village Green, you’ll discover there’s always more to do, more to learn, and more people to connect with each and every day. 

If you’re living alone and thinking about aging in place, why not explore all the incredible benefits that independent living can bring into your life? Whether you want to expand your social horizons or enjoy the relaxation of maintenance-free living, Village Green believes everyone deserves to experience their best quality of life.

Contact us to schedule a tour today and discover vibrant independent living at Village Green!

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