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5 Benefits of Apartment Living for Seniors

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Moving on to a new stage of life can be an exciting experience. Finding the right community and living situation for yourself or your loved one to move on to retirement depends on your unique needs.

While seniors often have a stand alone home in mind when looking at independent living options, apartment living provides many benefits. Keeping an open mind to both apartment and stand alone home options allows seniors to find the best fit for them. 

Let’s look at what to expect when moving into a new apartment, and how seniors can benefit from an apartment. 

Adjusting to Apartment Living

A new apartment is a safe and comfortable place to call home and allows the opportunity to downsize and personalize your living environment. 

A community-focused living arrangement like an apartment allows you to focus on hobbies and interests and expand your social circle. You will have access to a well-appointed private residence and be able to connect to a wider group of people to socialize with on the same floor and throughout the building.

Adjusting to a new space may take some time. Discussing the advantages of apartment living with your community’s dedicated staff can help provide clarity and build excitement for the move.

5 Benefits of Apartment Living

Moving can be a bit different if you haven’t experienced apartment living before. However, apartment living has many convenient benefits to help improve your or your loved one’s quality of life. 

#1 Less Maintenance & Chores

Instead of worrying about maintenance and yard work, apartment living allows you to simplify your life by offering greater flexibility to enjoy what you love to do. This newfound free time can be dedicated to developing new hobbies and building new relationships

You won’t have to worry about maintenance and chores and can declutter your space. You can also enjoy a greater level of security in single-level living.

#2 A Personalized Apartment

Your apartment is designed with you in mind! Your new apartment will include

  • Larger entryways
  • Low-curb showers
  • Grab bars
  • Often health security alarms for emergencies

Dining and access to various activities are located within the building or closely connected, and you can comfortably walk to activities of your choosing. Many apartments also offer indoor parking garages to make driving more convenient. 

A male senior and a female senior eating together in a retirement community dining room

#3 Access to Amenities

Your apartment will put you at the center of comprehensive amenities such as: 

  • Transportation services
  • State-of-the-art fitness facility and exercise classes
  • Nurse availability for medical emergencies
  • Indoor and outdoor walking paths
  • Support from a health and wellness center
  • A movie theatre

#4 Enjoy Social & Campus Events

Along with comprehensive amenities, you’ll also have an opportunity to spread your wings and attend events to meet new people and pursue activities that interest you. 

You can take advantage of social and campus events such as: 

  • Health and wellness educational programs
  • Classes, speakers, and learning opportunities
  • Musical, art, and entertainment events
  • Worship services and events

Most campus activities and events are centralized in the apartment complexes’ activity rooms, making your building a social hub. This convenient living arrangement allows you to build a more extensive social and support network. 

#5 Feel a Sense of Safety & Security

Your safety and security are crucial, and a senior living apartment is designed with that in mind. The dedicated staff of your new community are a few steps away should you need them. You’ll also have access to community wellness centers and clinics for your medical needs.

A security system is also prevalent throughout the community to ensure you feel safe and secure at all times. 

Embrace a New Living Space

Apartment living offers a convenient home for exploring the next chapter of your life. Less maintenance, a place to personalize, and you’ll make new friends. What’s not to love?

Schedule a visit with your new community today and explore how apartment living can benefit you!

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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