Benefits of downsizing to an independent living community
Let’s face it; nobody likes the idea of getting older. You’ve heard all the clichés – 50 is the new 40, you’re only as old as you feel and age is just a number. Most older adults don’t consider moving to a “retirement” community until they, or a family member, believes they require extra support and assistance. However, there are plenty of reasons to plan now and consider which housing option will work best for this next phase of your life.
You want to enjoy your life, your way. Not being tied down to the upkeep and maintenance of owning a home can be the best way to achieve this. Imagine being able to enjoy all the activities you love – hiking, travel, gardening, dining out, and more – without having to worry about mowing, shoveling, and home repair.
Close your eyes. You can almost envision yourself sipping your favorite beverage on your patio or balcony on a warm spring evening after a full day of visiting local garden centers, or reading a book by your favorite author in front of a crackling fire on a brisk autumn evening, or gathering with neighbors in one of the common areas to engage in one of the community’s planned social events (or one of your own).
Change is never easy. Yes, moving from a home you have lived in for many years can be overwhelming – but it can also be exciting. Downsizing to independent living – with convenient amenities, more safety and security, and unlimited opportunities – provides you with options that are better-suited to your lifestyle today.
If and when you make the decision to downsize, be sure to think long-term. None of us knows what the future holds and you may prefer to be in a senior living community that is equipped to provide healthcare services on-site, allowing you to age in place. So when considering your options, ask yourself this question – which option allows ME to create the life I want to live – the way I want to live it. That is the Masonicare Be Ageless® Philosophy.