Choosing a Senior Living Community: The Role Location Plays

Happy senior couple on the beach

You’ve heard the phrase “Location, location, location”. When deciding on a home, location is arguably one of the most important factors affecting your selection. When it comes to choosing a senior living community, it can be a key indicator for determining your happiness for the future. It makes sense because, if you love the location of your senior community, it can truly heighten your experience and help you adjust with even greater ease.

However, how do you choose the right spot? There are many different things to consider, and you want to make sure you will have all the resources you require to feel most at home. Will you be moving from your hometown to a warmer climate? Would you like to be closer to your grandchildren? If you are a senior couple moving together, the collaboration will greatly matter when trying to find a place for you both to enjoy.

Tips for Choosing the Right Location

There’s no one-size-fits-all senior living community, and everyone’s needs are different. However, here are a few things to take into consideration before choosing a location to settle down in for the future:

  1. The price: As nice as it would be to settle down on your own private beachside villa, your budget may not be able to accommodate such luxuries. You must be realistic when looking at different locations and communities and budget your money in a smart manner. Look for communities that will be able to make the most of your budget while being in a location that you find appealing.
  2. The proximity of your family: Another important factor is how close your family is, and how much you are willing to travel to see your loved ones. Many seniors choose communities not too far from loved ones, however, if travel is not much of a bother to you, feel free to move a little further away. If you’re looking to spend more time with your kids and grandkids, look for senior living communities that are in your family’s area.
  3. Which location has the resources you need: Not all senior living communities are the same, and many specialize in different areas like skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, or memory care. You should look at the communities that have the resources most important to you and that will provide peace of mind for your future. If you are not comfortable in your community, it doesn’t matter where the location is; location should come second to whether or not your community has the proper amenities and resources for you.
  4. How many communities are nearby to choose from: Depending on the area you’re looking at, there may be a varying amount of senior living communities available. For example, if you would like to live in a more rural location, you might be limited to the number of communities you have to pick from. Keep this in mind when you are deciding on a place to live.
  5. Get to know the surrounding area: As important as it is to enjoy the atmosphere of your senior living community, you should also make sure that you enjoy the amenities in the greater area. Explore what the local community has to offer that suit your interests, whether that’s nature, fine dining, shopping, sports, or other attractions.

An Engaging Retirement Lifestyle in Live Oak, Florida, at Advent Christian Village

Advent Christian Village promotes modern living with small-town values, embracing the community and celebrating life to the fullest. ACV is set amongst the lush, beautiful backdrop of northern Florida, located on 1,200 acres along the Suwannee River. You’ll find a variety of living options and top-notch medical support and services to ensure you have peace of mind for your future. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our community and learn more about what we can offer you.

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