As more Baby Boomers near retirement age, senior living communities are looking for innovative ways to create a comfortable environment for older adults to thrive. As retirement communities adapt to the growing needs of residents, there are several innovative services, amenities and other trends in senior living to anticipate in the coming years.
Seniors who are considering downsizing to an adult community can look forward to a number of exciting trends next year and in the years to come. Here are a few anticipated senior living trends to watch in the next year:
Americans are more digitally connected than ever. With approximately 70% of seniors now connected to the internet, technology has become a part of our daily lives to stay informed, reach out to friends and family, and shop or make travel arrangements.
Senior living communities use tech to keep residents safe and secure, including keyless room entry and movement sensors. USB connections and Wi-Fi are common as well as 24-hour emergency call systems. Look forward to seeing more technology trends in senior living communities, such as smart home tech and on-demand services available with just the touch of a button.
You’ll also see many senior living communities adopt greener practices to be more eco-friendly. Some of these methods include:
Many senior communities are also adding locally grown foods to dining menus, starting recycling programs and using non-toxic cleaning products.
Today’s seniors are used to a world of convenience. Amenities and community features that enhance their quality of life and make things easier are a priority. Many retirement communities have responded by adding features like community gardens, art studios and accommodations for pets.
You’ll also see more of an emphasis on opportunities for meaningful socialization and interaction. Many senior living residents can enjoy a full calendar of engaging activities such as game nights, ceramic classes and book clubs.
At ACV, we offer a full range of amenities, services and programs to make sure residents are safe, comfortable and living an enriching lifestyle. We invite you to take a tour 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.