Is it time for you to consider independent living? You may be wondering if you’re too young or old for it. The thing is, there is no right age to enter an independent living community. Many older adults believe they have to be 65 years old and above, but that’s no longer the case. More and more independent communities such as The Welstone At Mission Crossing accept a wide range of ages. If age is no longer a factor to consider independent living, what is? You will learn about other factors to consider in this article.
Burdened by Housing Responsibilities
It is no secret that owning a home can be mentally, physically, and financially taxing. Owning a home comes with many financial loads, such as a mortgage, insurance, taxes, and rent, if applicable. Combined with repairs and maintenance fees every once in a while, you can often find yourself being burdened by these responsibilities. Some seniors may become anxious and stressed as a result.
Unless you happen to employ a housekeeper, which is an additional expense, you will have to see to it that your house is kept clean at all times. Among a myriad of other things, you will have to perform household chores, prepare meals, and do the laundry. Doing these daily tasks to maintain your household can put extra stress on your body and impact your overall health, especially if you’re already dealing with health conditions. As such, independent living communities take this burden off your shoulders so that you can live happily and worry-free.
A Better Social Life
As one gets older, it becomes increasingly challenging for us to meet new people and form friendships. Unfortunately, social isolation and loneliness are two problems that are currently faced by many older adults. If you have lost friends and family members along the way or live alone, you are at a higher risk of being socially isolated. Social isolation has been linked to depression, moodiness, poor sleep quality, and other adverse health effects.
Thankfully, here at The Welstone At Mission Crossing, we understand the importance of an active social life and have created a wide range of activities and events for our residents to participate in. These events provide an opportunity for you to mingle around and connect with other residents, which is especially crucial if you have just moved into our independent living community. Those who are outgoing will relish the number of opportunities to socialize and expand their social circle.
Access to Professionally Trained Team Members
Even though you are currently healthy and able-bodied, your health may decline over the years. Though you may not like to think about it, you may develop chronic illnesses that need medical attention from time to time. In such a scenario, you can seek assistance from our professionally trained team members or medical personnel, who are stationed in our community. In addition, you will have access to nutritious meals at our Sensations restaurant, exercise and wellness programs under the supervision of fitness professionals, and concierge services.