As we grow older, living alone can be quite stressful. With failing health, less mobility and many other potential issues, life can be quite lonely and stressful. Making a move from living alone to a senior living community is almost always the answer to this predicament, and it comes with a lot of benefits.
- No Home Maintenance and Stressful Yard Work
As we age, the simplest of chores begin to take a toll on us. This is made worse if you have physical ailments. Mowing the lawn, changing bulbs, vacuuming and all other chores can become such a strain. In a senior living community, all these are done for you. This frees your time to pursue interests such as reading, knitting, travelling and even joining the gym. All these costs are included in your living arrangement; therefore you don’t have to worry about them. It also comes with the benefit of cost saving since the expenses associated with maintaining your own home are greatly reduced.
- Getting Rid of Boredom
In a community with similar folks like you, boredom is a thing of the past. Not only do you get to talk to people of your age more, but you can also go to concerts together, share meals, visit the park, travel, join a book club and all the other fun activities you can think of. In the community, you no longer have to depend on your family members to have your social interaction needs to be met.
- Improved Relations with Family Members
As we age, a lot of roles are reversed. All of a sudden your kids take on the “parenting” role making you feel needy and out of place. This can strain and lead to the buildup of resentment on most family relationships. We all want to still be known as the parent in the family. Moving into a senior living community gives us a form of independence from our families, allowing us to settle into our patriarchal and matriarchal roles once again rightfully.
- Better Nourishment
Great meals are offered at senior living communities to cater not only to our taste buds but also to our nourishment needs. A variation of meals is offered daily, three times a day, and special diets for those in need of such. It is not surprising for seniors who couldn’t get the right meals while living alone to have their health bounce back. All these without the hassle of grocery shopping, cooking your meals and even brewing your own coffee.
- Enhanced Security
Senior living communities come with high-end security measures to ensure your safety from thieves, con-men, bullies and many other dangers you can think of. With emergency response services provided, a senior member can rest easy and just enjoy life. Additionally, the staff at these communities are there to ensure that your security needs are met and fears related to such allayed.
- Commercial Services and Amenities
Senior living communities avail amenities such as gyms, pool, spas, fitness and wellness centers. If one was living alone, one might not be able to afford or even maintain such amenities. In such communities, these amenities are at your disposal, and you have no excuse but to enjoy what they have to offer.
- Assistance When You Need It
As we age we often need assistance every once in awhile. The staff in these communities does not provide care but is always on hand to offer a helping hand when needed. This eases a lot of pressure on family members who may be worried sick about uncertain eventualities such as a fall of their loved ones. Emergency response services at senior living communities allow family members to rest easy knowing that if anything ever happened to their loved one, they can easily access much-needed help.
Written by The Village Of Bedford Walk, a senior living community in Columbia, MO.