3 compelling reasons to move into a retirement community

After many decades spent laboring in your job or career—not to mention raising children—it’s about time you get the chance to sit back and enjoy the relaxing lifestyle you worked so hard for. If you’re considering looking for some additional help at this stage in your life—whether with cooking, cleaning, transportation, or even the availability of social or active opportunities—you may want to consider moving into a retirement community. Not only will it help you lead a worry-free lifestyle, it can actually help improve your mental, social and physical health as well.

If you’re still wondering how a senior living home may benefit you, here are only a few examples to reflect on:

1. You can be proactive about your health and wellness
Moving into a retirement residence before you’ve experienced a health scare is a proactive step that can positively impact your overall health and well-being, whether you’re aware of it or not, as relocating to a seniors’ community can give you immediate access to additional care and support as your needs change, nutritious meals, the ability to take advantage of exercise classes and equipment, and many social opportunities. As such, Helpguide suggests taking a step back and analyzing your current and future health. If you have an illness that may worsen, or have recently experienced a health scare, moving to a retirement community can offer you the additional assistance that may be necessary for your recovery or continued independence. Regardless, it’s important to think about the future and prepare for health issues that may arise as you age.

Moving to a senior living community can give you access to additional support.
Moving to a senior living community can give you access to additional support.

2. You’ll have the chance to socialize on a regular basis
According to Senior Living magazine, one of the biggest benefits of relocating to a retirement community is the opportunity to be more socially active throughout your retirement years. Not only will you have neighbours within walking distance of your suite, but there are many chances for social interaction throughout the home during game and activity nights, social outings and even during meals in the dining room. Most senior living communities have recreation rooms, fitness centers and outdoor areas that making staying social an accessible activity for everyone.

“It’s time to let someone else take care of the chores.”

3. You can lead a worry-free lifestyle
Moving into a retirement community can offer you the chance to finally sit back, relax and enjoy the activities that are most important to you. Whether you’ve been wanting to tackle an old hobby, join a club, volunteer in your community, or explore a new interest, retirement living gives you the chance to push all household maintenance responsibilities aside and let someone else take care of the chores for you as you pour your energy into the things that matter most, like your family and friends.

Wondering what activities, outings and social opportunities are available at Chartwell residences across Canada? Click here to view a sample activity calendar.