Why Younger Seniors Are Moving into Retirement Communities
In Canada, there is much debate about what constitutes a “senior”. But according to Statistics Canada, a senior is an elderly adult, especially a person over the age of 65. In today’s society, that’s still rather young!
Chances are that if you’re in your sixties, you probably haven’t given much though to moving into a retirement living community. Or maybe you have. There is no perfect age when you should make the transition into retirement living, but there are many benefits to moving when you are younger.
Here are some of the reasons why younger seniors are choosing to move into retirement communities.
Even with good physical health, the daily tasks of yard maintenance, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, and minor repairs can weigh on a person. When you move into a retirement residence, all of those back-breaking chores will be taken care of by professional staff onsite.
By handing over these responsibilities, you’ll have more independence to do the things you love, as well as the time and energy to live your life to the fullest! Being able to meet with friends for coffee at anytime is just one aspect of independence you’ll have at a retirement community.
Opportunities to Socialize
Speaking of meeting up with friends, we all know from personal experience that socializing boosts our mental and emotional health. With retirement living, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize with like-minded individuals who are in the same stage in their lives as you are.
Having opportunities to socialize through groups within a senior living community can be a blessing.
Access to All the Amenities
Most senior living retirement homes offer exclusive amenities such as fitness rooms, tennis courts, indoor pools, games rooms, and movie theatres, just to name a few. There’s never a dull moment.
You can engage in art classes, gardening, book clubs, cooking classes, and even ceramic classes.
In addition, you can spend time with your friends as you attend wine and cheese tastings, watch your favourite sports, and indulge in different cultural foods at a tasting experience.
Delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Options Available
Who says dining at retirement homes has to be boring? Imagine how nice it would be to have a skilled chef prepare all your meals! At many retirement residences, especially The Grand Canal Retirement Residence, you have access to gourmet, nutritious meals and snacks 24/7. You also get complimentary beverages, including coffee and tea, and your choice of restaurant-style meals.
Open mealtimes mean you can avoid having a regimented meal schedule and you’ll never have to cook a meal again (unless you want to, of course!). You even have your choice of pre-dinner cocktails or late-night pints at the pub.
Improved Safety and Security
Healthcare takes more of a priority as we age. Even if you are blessed with good health, a move to a retirement community can be a huge advantage.
Many seniors who live on their own tend worry about their safety. Retirement community living means never living in fear again. You can get peace of mind knowing there are always people around and security features in case of an emergency.
Choose The Grand Canal Retirement Residence
Throw caution to the wind with your responsibilities and move on up to The Grand Canal Retirement Residence. As the new retirement residence in Welland, we are proud to offer a world of exclusive amenities and a home away from home that you can enjoy! Contact us today to book a personal tour of our residence and see how grand retirement living can be.