It’s a new year, and if you’re like many Americans, you may have made some New Year’s resolutions to improve your life. Perhaps you’re determined to eat better, exercise more, save more money or countless other resolutions. If you’re a senior who’s on the brink of retirement or who is comfortably enjoying a work-free life already, here’s one other resolution you might want to consider: moving to an Independent Living community.
“The best time to move into an Independent Living community is, really, as soon as you want,” says Terri Geppner, Director of Community Relations at Aspired Living® of La Grange. “These days, retirement communities have so much to offer active, independent seniors. Even seniors as young as 62 can get so much more than they ever expected by moving to a senior living community.”
While the phrase “senior living” has in the past has been synonymous with “nursing home,” Terri says that today’s communities are completely reinventing what senior life can be. “More and more, we’re seeing new retirees say goodbye to their big family homes and hello to the maintenance-free lifestyle in a community filled with like-minded peers,” she says. “There are many benefits to embracing Independent Living before you ‘need it.’ ”
Here are just some of the ways moving to a senior living community like Aspired Living® of La Grange can benefit you:
A true maintenance-free lifestyle.
Sure, your family home may be paid off and you no longer have a mortgage payment. But that still leaves utilities, home repairs, taxes and insurance that have to be paid year after year. And that doesn’t include the upkeep and work it takes to keep a house in tip-top shape. Housecleaning, cooking, shoveling snow, laundry, yard work – the list can seemingly be endless. In fact, it can be downright exhausting.
Your retirement years should truly be the “time of your life” – and do you really want to spend your time taking care of chores in a house that’s really too big for your needs? When you move to a senior living community, you never have to worry about maintenance again. Everything’s taken care of for you – you’ll never again have to shovel the driveway, clean your home or deal with yard work. If the refrigerator breaks, you won’t have to buy a new one. The staff at the community is there to take care of every detail, leaving you feeling like you’re living in a five-star, all-inclusive resort.
An active social calendar.
Moving to a senior living community is a little bit like going to college, but with much better accommodations. All of a sudden, you’re living with a large community of people who are in the same stage of life as you, who are also looking for friends, social opportunities and adventures. And you don’t have to leave home to spend time with them. Dine together in the community dining room, take a fitness class, go on an excursion ... or simply entertain in the privacy of your own residence. It’s your preference.
Not only are there many new friends to make, but there are also so many amenities and activities to enjoy. Lifelong learning classes, special events, regularly scheduled entertainment, clubs for just about any interest you can think of, gardening ... the hardest part will be narrowing down your options.
Peace of mind.
If you’re a healthy, active adult, you want to be able to enjoy your retirement worry-free. And that’s exactly what a senior living community provides – today and tomorrow. By moving into a senior living community while you’re still healthy, you have the benefit of being able to truly “age in place.” You won’t have to worry about selling your home and looking for an Assisted Living community when an accident occurs or some lifestyle change forces you to move. Instead, you’re taking charge of your life course and choosing a place that works for you now and in the future.
Senior living communities like Aspired Living® of La Grange are designed to help seniors live healthy, independent lives, no matter how their health needs may change. By joining the community while you’re active, you become part of the social fabric, make friends and form relationships with the staff. Security is available around the clock, and aides are there in the event that you need anything. Best of all, the community has been built and designed with your current and future needs in mind.
You create the future you want.
Moving to a senior living community like Aspired Living® of La Grange allows you to take control of your retirement and your future, says Terri. “Choosing a community where you can make your retirement dreams come true is the first step towards having the highest possible quality of life in your senior years,” she says. “Our goal at Aspired Living of La Grange is to get you excited about this stage in your life. Our team is eager to help you create the roadmap to the life you want – whether it’s exploring new horizons, starting a new hobby or simply spending time with friends. This is your time to enjoy everything life has to offer, and we can’t wait to help you do that.”
For more information about our innovative, new senior living community, please contact us at 708-365-8593.
Live Well at Aspired Living® of La Grange.
Opening spring 2020
When you step through the doors of our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support community, you’ll notice ... something different. Something exciting. Something exceptional! At Aspired Living® of La Grange, we believe that moving to senior living is something that should be supported and celebrated.
Wellness is at the heart of everything we do at Aspired Living® of La Grange. From VIVA!SM, award-winning programming that inspires each resident every day to live engaged, connected and fulfilled to VIVA!SM Plus, which brings coordinated healthcare right to our residents' apartments, we do all we can to ensure that our residents Live Well. Age Well. Be Well!
Every day is a new opportunity to grow, laugh, share, learn and thrive. Gather with friends for delicious, nutritious meals in our all-day dining room, or enjoy a lively happy hour in our wine bar. Relax with a massage or spa treatment in our spa and salon. Stay fit and healthy with our fitness center or spend the day painting in our art studio. It’s all up to you!
Offering delicious dining options, award-winning VIVA!SM programming by Pathway to Living®, programming designed to inspire the whole person and so much more, Aspired Living® of La Grange provides seniors with the best of both worlds – the exceptional care they require, and the inspiring lifestyle they deserve.
To learn more about our community or to reserve your apartment, contact us.