For many people, the need for safety measures increases with age. There are many things that contribute to this, including chronic pain, health challenges, loss of loved ones, and mobility issues. In addition, there are several reasons that retirees may feel less safe including:
- Loneliness and social isolation
- Feeling unsafe in their home
- Being unable to stay in shape mentally or physically
- Difficulty shopping and preparing food
Independent living communities can ease this anxiety and provide a sense of safety and security in many ways. If you are reaching retirement age and experiencing these feelings, contact Solivita Living. We are a realty specializing in 55+ communities in central Florida. Many retirees who tour our facilities are looking for a place where they can feel safe and secure but also still maintain their independence.
Things to Know about Independent Living Communities
If you are like most people, once you have reached the age of 55, you want to stay where you are for as long as you can. You need to find a place that makes sense for your current and future needs. If you’re comfortable with where you live, you can host dinner parties, get involved with activities within the community, and even find opportunities to volunteer.
Below, you will find 9 advantages of choosing an independent living community.
Independent living provides you with peace of mind for your health
You can feel safe and secure when you choose an independent living community because medical help is never far away. You can be as self-sufficient as you wish, but still know that if something happens, help will come quickly.
Independent living provides safety and security
While you have your own home/space, you’re not alone in an independent living community, so you don’t have to worry about people trying to take advantage of or harm you. There are security provisions in place including gated communities, guarded doors, and more to monitor who comes in and out. These are all included in the cost of living in the community.
Independent living means you don’t have to take care of your property yourself
When you choose to stay in your own home, you typically have to take care of your property or hire someone to do it for you. However, in an independent living community, those services are offered as part of the amenities. If you want to work in your yard, you are welcome to but if not, the staff will do it for you.
In addition, Solivita Living offers 3 restaurants on-site so you don’t have to worry about cooking your meals. On the other hand, if you prefer to cook, you do have your own kitchen that you can do that in. We also offer a shuttle that can take you off-site if there’s somewhere you need to go.
Independent living promotes a rich social life
When you choose an independent living community, you have your choice of a variety of social events to choose from. Solivita Living has 250+ clubs and that number continues to increase. These clubs give you the opportunity to interact with others in the community and get to know your neighbors. We also offer a wide variety of other amenities including golf courses and swimming pools. There is never a shortage of things to do.
Independent living may help you save money
While it’s true that independent living communities are expensive, you may save money when you move into one. Even if the cost is a little higher than your current expenses, the benefits typically outweigh the costs. If you’re considering moving to an independent living community, start by adding up all of your current expenses. Your typical expenses such as property taxes, insurance, utilities, and repairs will be much different in an independent living community.
Independent living can be all-inclusive.
One of the biggest advantages of living in an independent living community is that everything you could ever need is available. In fact, you can choose for your experience to be similar to that of an all-inclusive resort. In this option, everything is taken care of including housekeeping and laundry. When you move to an independent living community, you can choose the services you take advantage of.
Independent living offers options for organized travel.
Due to their unique family and social needs, it’s not uncommon for widows and widowers to move to independent living communities. Living alone presents many challenges, especially if you stay in your current home. However, an independent living community can help you move on to the next stage of your life. There are plenty of opportunities for group travel, which allows you to get to experience new places and get to know new people.
Independent living supports a variety of health needs
An independent living community allows you to stay with your current spouse or partner, even if you have different needs. These communities offer flexible care to support a variety of health needs that prioritize you and your spouse’s safety.
Considering Moving to an Independent Living Community?
There are many ways that living in an independent living community is better than staying in your own home. As you can see, these communities provide safety, security, peace of mind, and so much more. If you’re retiring and are considering independent living, contact Solivita Living. We specialize in 55+ communities across central Florida. We look forward to working with you and helping you find your dream home for your retirement years.