As you begin to think about what your life will look like after retirement, there are certain things you might be envisioning. For instance, you might consider whether you want to constantly be on the go, or if a relaxing lifestyle is more your speed; whether you want to reside in a certain climate; or perhaps you might require specific medical care. This is why choosing the right senior living community is an important decision — undoubtedly one of the most important decisions of your life.
Today, many seniors make the decision to downsize their homes earlier in life and move to an independent living community. This choice provides social activities and friendships while you still own or rent a private home or apartment. Plus, it allows you to adjust your living arrangements as you get older and start to require more care.
Use this checklist and compare a prospective senior living community’s living options, services and amenities offered to what your specific needs may be:
Once you have narrowed your search, be prepared to tour some communities in person. Choosing your future home and lifestyle based on a brochure or website is not ideal. It’s important to get a feel for a senior living community, see what the quality of life is like for its residents, and meet the staff.
We invite you to take a tour of Advent Christian Village to discover how we can meet your needs, now and in the future. Visit us in Dowling Park to learn more about our senior housing options, engage with our staff, and check out the many amenities our unique community offers to members. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your personal tour.