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Why do older adults move into independent living communities?

Why do older adults move into independent living communities?

August 19, 2021 1:14 pm Published by

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 apartment where the community staff takes care of household tasks, freeing you up to do the things you love. You’ll also enjoy accessing the community’s amenities and going to events like book clubs and ballroom dancing classes. Independent living provides all the comforts of home without any of the burdens of homeownership. 

Dining, relaxing, connecting 

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” That’s a quote from Virginia Woolf, and she has a point: Food nourishes our minds as well as our bodies, and a quality independent living community prides itself on the range of its dining options and the caliber of its service.  

Being able to access all-inclusive culinary experiences means that you get to know neighbors over chef-prepared meals in the dining rooms, or anywhere else in the community – whether it’s in a fitness room or crossing paths on the community grounds. Just steps outside your apartment doors, these amenities are designed to promote well-being and a sense of togetherness. 

The Atria Retirement family 

The key benefit of moving into an independent living community, like those offered at Atria Retirement, is that it fosters the sense of belonging to a family. Stay active, go on outings – and relax in the security that comes with making Atria Retirement your home. 

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about Atria Retirement or independent living, visit AtriaRetirement.com/retirement-communities/  to find a community near you.  

Moving into one of our independent living communities means joining the Atria Retirement family. Here’s why.  

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