According to AARP, nearly 90% of adults over 65 wish to stay in their homes for as long as possible, reluctant to consider places like senior and independent living communities. When asked about a senior living community, you may even have responses like “It seems like a nice place...for people older than me”, or “Maybe I’ll consider it when my health begins to fail.” Statements like these can turn the option of senior living into a hypothetical—something you’ll promise to consider, but not any time soon.
By always pushing it off, you’ll never get to fully appreciate the extensive benefits that independent living can offer. And as much as you want to stay at home, senior living communities are where you’ll truly find independence, health, dignity, and new opportunities.
HarborChase Senior Living offers independent living communities throughout the United States. We’re sharing why you should make the senior living decision sooner rather than later—even if you think you don’t need to.
You Can Enjoy An Active Social Life
For many older adults, loneliness and isolation are significant concerns. As you age, it can become more challenging to maintain a healthy social life, and there are fewer avenues for meeting new people. The COVID-19 pandemic furthered these concerns by reinforcing the importance of isolating and distancing ourselves from others.
Independent living communities, however, are full of active and social adults who are all looking for the same thing. By moving into a community sooner than later, you can fully immerse yourself in this bustling and social environment, making the most of your time there.
In addition to surrounding yourself with peers, you’ll also be surrounded by activities, programs, and events. At HarborChase Independent Living communities, we offer full and diverse social calendars for residents, keeping them engaged and socialized.
Some activities you can expect to enjoy at HarborChase Senior Living include:
- Wine Tasting and Happy Hours
- Trivia and Game Nights
- Arts & Crafts Classes
- Bocce Ball and Mini Golf
- Movie Nights
- Day Excursions and Outings
You Can Experience a Maintenance-Free Life
You may be disinterested in senior living communities because you are perfectly happy and comfortable at home. What happens when the dishwasher breaks, though? Or you have to shovel through a foot of snow to get outside? Maintenance, repairs, and other household chores can become more of a burden with age, even for healthy and active adults.
At independent living communities, these things and more are done for you, allowing you to focus on the things that matter most. Independent living at HarborChase provides a maintenance-free life of ease and one of luxury and other conveniences. Our industry-leading hospitality, paired with our resort-style amenities, ensure that every resident and guest discover their best day, every day.
Some amenities you can expect to enjoy at HarborChase Senior Living include:
- Housekeeping and Laundry Services
- Daily Chef-Prepared Meals
- Barbershop and Beauty Salon
- Fitness and Wellness Center
- Spacious & Private Living Spaces
- And Much More!
You Can Have Access to Care Before You Need It
Even though you may currently be active and healthy, you may not always be, and one day you may need additional assistance. By moving into a senior living community before you need care, you can ensure that you’ll have access to that support if or when that time comes. Moving while you’re still healthy can also ensure that you will have access to immediate attention in a familiar and comfortable environment in the event of an accident or emergency.
You Can Give Your Family Peace of Mind
While you may feel confident and safe living on your own, it may worry your family. Especially if the COVID-19 pandemic has made it less safe for your family to check in on you, they may constantly be wondering how you are faring. Moving into an independent living community can give your family hope and peace of mind that you are staying active, building relationships, and leading an engaging lifestyle.
The Sooner, The Better
We know it is a significant change to transition into senior living, especially if you think it’s too early for you. But not considering making the change while you’re still active and healthy can deprive you of the fun, excitement, and convenience that comes with independent living.
HarborChase Independent Living communities offer a luxurious lifestyle full of excitement, conveniences, relationships, and opportunities. Who would want to wait for that?