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What is a Retirement Community?


Alissa Sauer

Fun. Adventure. Activity. Friendships. Laughter. Is this what comes to mind when you think of a retirement community? It should be. Today’s senior living communities are places where seniors thrive, truly living each day as they want in a community where they are encouraged.

Learn more about choices in senior living and how retirement communities bring families freedom and peace of mind.

Today’s Premiere Senior Living Options

Moving into a senior living community or a retirement community is a big decision that families and seniors do not take lightly, nor should they. It can feel like the end of an era. However, the reality is that for residents in senior living, the adventure is just beginning.

Retirement communities give residents a strong sense of belonging and purpose, catering to seniors who are relishing in newfound freedom – freedom from homeownership, freedom from housekeeping, freedom from cooking, freedom from a to-do list. These communities are committed to helping seniors age well in a home-like environment where they are considered a vital part of community life.

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Senior Living Amenities

While each retirement community is as different and unique as the residents that comprise them, common amenities include:

  • Apartment-style accommodations with personal furnishings
  • Kitchens or kitchenettes
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Linen and laundry services
  • Three meals served daily in a dining room
  • Robust activities schedule
  • Regular outings and excursions
  • Comfortable common areas for residents to gather
  • Outdoor spaces and courtyards
  • Transportation services to shopping, dining, and medical appointments
  • Around the clock staff and security
  • Volunteer opportunities

Freedom and Peace of Mind in Retirement Communities 

The truth is that all of these amenities add up to unparalleled freedom and peace of mind for seniors and their families. Residents in retirement communities can rest well, knowing healthy and delicious meals are being prepared for them, their apartments are being cleaned, and their needs are being met – giving them the freedom they have always wanted to explore and invest in themselves. These communities give seniors a place to safely explore new interests and activities while keeping them actively engaged in community life – all helping seniors to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Families of residents have peace of mind, knowing their loved one is in a comfortable community where they are being loved and cared for. With a security team and 24-hour staff, retirement communities are prepared to meet changing needs as they arise. Additionally, many retirement communities have an assisted living component so that if care needs should change over time, their loved one will not have to find a new community.

Retirement communities are designed to meet the needs of seniors and their families – to make the retirement years the best years. Explore our senior living communities to learn more about how senior living can make your retirement the adventure of a lifetime.

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