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Independent living residents from Atria Retirement enjoying a walk

What’s it like to live in an independent living community?

Never before in human history have so many lived so long, and now the question on the minds of many retirees is where they want to live. Research shows that most older adults would prefer to live at home – but they may change their minds if they knew what life was like at an independent living community. Here’s […]


Atria Retirement residents enjoying coffee and conversations together

Why do older adults move into independent living communities?

Nearly every older adult asks themselves this question at some point: Is independent living right for me? One reason retirees decide to move into an independent living community is because it provides the comfort and engagement of an extended family. Here are a few other reasons why.  Home versus community  Older adults with active lifestyles will feel quite comfortable in an independent living community. Most likely, you will move into an […]


Independent living residents enjoying a walk outside together

It’s all connected: The health and wellness benefits of independent living

After years of hard work and leading the life of a responsible adult, retirees want to enjoy themselves and spend more time doing what they love. Independent living is designed especially for active older people who seek to downsize and simplify their lives. Independent living communities like those at Atria Retirement free residents from cooking, housekeeping and life’s daily tasks while offering daily opportunities to enhance their health, well-being and enjoyment of life. Here’s how. Social connection Human beings are social creatures, at every […]


Atria Retirement resident gardening at the community

What makes independent living different at Atria Retirement?

Great question. But first, let’s define independent living. Simply put, true independent living communities are designed especially for active older adults who want to downsize, simplify and create more time to do what they enjoy. Unlike assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, which offer daily personal care and support, independent living at Atria Retirement is […]


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