How Independent Seniors Could Benefit from Living in a Retirement Community

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How Independent Seniors Could Benefit from Living in a Retirement Community

Though the idea of retirement can seem exciting initially, as our parents or senior loved ones reach this stage of life, it can often become lonely and isolating – especially if they are a widow. That’s why living in a senior community is such a benefit for our aging parents. It provides them with many exciting opportunities that can help improve and maintain their physical, mental, and emotional health. They can socialize with others, partake in games, outings and activities, and above all, enjoy a community where they can belong and feel cared for. Read on to learn more about the benefits of living in a senior community.

 

Benefits of Living in a Senior Community

 

Customized Personal Support

 

Despite the common misconception that retirement communities are designed only for those who need long-term care, this is far from reality. These communities offer assistance and care which can be customized for each individual. So if your loved one requires some assistance for taking medication or much more for daily tasks and hygiene, they can find it here too. Senior retirement living is suitable for all seniors, including those who are healthy and active.



Choose from Various Suite

 

Retirement living today isn’t what it used to be. Seniors can select their preferred suite of choice, which includes fully furnished, updated, spacious, and in some cases, a suite designed similar to a luxury hotel room.   

 

Forget about Maintenance

 

Your senior loved one can live worry free and maintenance-free. They can forget about any household repairs, upkeeping the garden, dealing with snow removal, leaves, or taking out the garbage. Everything is taken care of at a retirement living facility. This eliminates the financial burden of regular maintenance chores and the physical strain and safety hazards that can come with it.

 

Socializing with Others

 

Retirement living gives you the choice to engage and socialize with others as frequently as you like. With many recreational activities arranged within the community, there are many different options to choose from, spanning card game nights, guest lectures, movie nights, musical entertainment, barbeques and much more. So, no matter your preference, there is something for everyone. 

 

Meal Plans

 

Cooking meals can be time-consuming and difficult to do as you get older. And it’s not easy to make the trip to the grocery store to get what you need on a regular basis. Plus, it can also be dangerous for seniors to use the stove. Retirement living offers meal options so that seniors don’t have to worry about taking on that task either. Meals are created by professional chefs for residents to enjoy delicious and nutritious menus. Having meals prepared is also a great way for seniors to keep up with their daily nutritional needs, which is important with age.

 

Round the Clock Care and Safety

 

Even for healthy and active seniors, accidents can still occur at any time. Whether it’s a trip and fall or some other emergency, there will be round-the-clock care available if it’s ever needed. Each suite is also equipped with an emergency pull cord, and many have locking devices for windows and doors. This can give seniors and their family members better peace of mind knowing that they are safe and well cared for.

 

Waterford of Summerlea offers an enriching experience for senior retirement living. We have lots of activities, amenities and services available, in addition to a range of beautiful suites, catered meals, and emergency services for safe, worry-free living. To learn more about what we have to offer, reach out to us today! 





5 Tips for a Stress-Free Downsizing Move During the Summer

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Downsizing Move During the Summer

Downsizing can be a time of excitement. However, when you’re faced with the prospect of packing up your home and moving into a smaller space, it can be overwhelming. Furthermore, if you are a senior or if your parents have reached a certain stage in their lives, this can be a necessity for yourself or them. 

Thankfully, relocating into a new space doesn’t need to be stressful or time consuming. Whether you're downsizing because you want to be closer to family members or prefer to live in a retirement home, these tips can help ease the transition and creating a stress-free move for the summer.

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6 Spring Decorating Tips for Your Retirement Suite

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6 Spring Decorating Tips for Your Retirement Suite

The season of spring is a time when the leaves are changing, flowers are blooming and, for your senior loved ones, a sign of new beginnings. With the weather becoming warmer and not a snowflake in sight, it’s possible to enjoy outdoor activities together, plus there are more hours of daylight. With this, spring is also a time for reinvention, such as redecorating a retirement home apartment for Mom, Dad, or even yourself. 

 

Below, we have provided tips on how you and your loved ones can decorate a senior living space for spring. 

 

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How Retirement Communities Can Help Seniors Overcome Isolation

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How Retirement Communities Can Help Seniors Overcome Isolation

Seniors who experience isolation understand that it can feel like a crippling state of being. With an ongoing sense of loneliness, the past few years have only heightened the problems that come with this lack of interaction. Retirement communities can often be the answer, as they provide safe spaces that allow residents to maintain their independence while still feeling close to people their age. Many experts agree the right housing situation is important to overcoming senior isolation and improving their quality of life by being integrated into a community.

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Moving into Retirement Living During the Winter

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Moving into Retirement Living During the Winter

The winter season can feel long and lonely, especially for seniors who are living on their own. Despite the isolation, winter weather can make it challenging and unsafe for them to leave their house to perform daily tasks and engage with others or participate in activities. If you or a senior loved one has been struggling to cope, maybe it’s time for a change. Moving into retirement living during winter could be an ideal solution for your elderly loved one if they have been struggling. Learn more about the benefits of seniors moving in the winter and why it could be the best chance to enrich their lives for every season.

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8 Winter Fitness Tips for Seniors

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8 Winter Fitness Tips for Seniors

The winter season is filled with messy and unpredictable weather, which can make it challenging and frustrating for seniors who want to get outside and enjoy a little exercise. But keeping up with health and fitness can easily be done indoors and at any time of the year. If your elderly parent or loved one has been feeling cooped up lately, refer to these tips for senior fitness to help them stay active and engaged. 

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