5 Reasons To Move to Senior Living While You’re Still Active

June 28, 2021

You may have a big, beautiful house. But after your children moved out to live on their own, it has started to feel a little empty with just you or you and your spouse living there.

You may have a big, beautiful house. But after your children moved out to live on their own, it has started to feel a little empty with just you or you and your spouse living there. Keeping up with the yard work and the housework is starting to feel like a pain, and maybe you’ve debated whether or not you should make the move to a senior living community.

Moving to a community like The Legacy Willow Bend or The Legacy Midtown Park while you’re still young, healthy, and active may seem counterintuitive, but there are actually many benefits, especially for active adults.

Here are a few benefits:

1) No More Yard Work or Home Maintenance

This is one of the big advantages of living in a community like The Legacy Willow Bend or The Legacy Midtown Park. Maintaining your home is expensive and can be difficult, especially if you have any physical challenges. In addition, you can say goodbye to yard work–no more mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, etc. For those with a green thumb, we have gardens where our residents can get their hands dirty if they choose.

Our communities offer weekly housekeeping and flat linen services and handles all the interior and exterior maintenance as well as landscaping.

2) Great Dining Options, Better Nutrition

Many seniors who live alone are not getting the proper nutrition they need every day. Our team makes everything easy. Residents don’t have to worry about grocery shopping or meal preparation anymore. Instead, they have multiple dining options to choose from every day. Whether it’s fine dining in the main dining room or a quick bite from our fast-casual bistro, there is always something delicious AND healthy on the menu. The dining team can also accommodate most special diets.

Our independent living residences are all equipped with full kitchens, so for the gourmand who still wants to cook for themselves or entertain guests, that is still on the table.

3) Countless Amenities in Your Own Home

Besides the delicious food and the amazing services, our communities are also quite the busy place. While it may not be a problem for everyone, boredom is quickly becoming one of the biggest challenges for older adults who wish to age in place at home. Scientific American reports that people experiencing boredom are at a higher risk for depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, and a whole host of other issues.

There is no shortage of things to do to stave off boredom. From fitness classes to regularly scheduled activities, religious programs, volunteer opportunities, special events, and plenty of entertainment, there is something for everyone. Entertainment events include musical performances, guest speakers, day trips to local landmarks, forays into nature, or outings to the local art museum.

There is also a wealth of things to do in the Greater Plano community or in the Dallas Metroplex. Residents have plentiful options and can enjoy shopping, sporting events, nature activities, places of worship, and local history. There are even plenty of places to take the grandkids or great-grandkids.

 4) Meet New People and Make New Friends

While you’re enjoying everything our communities have to offer, you’re going to meet people who share the same interests and may even introduce you to something new that you’ll love doing. The community hosts a variety of social activities, celebrates a variety of holidays, and has social groups and clubs dedicated to all kinds of activities.

Meeting other people your age can be difficult when you live at home and as people move away, your social circle may get smaller, which can lead to loneliness and boredom. At Willow Bend or at Midtown Park, your friends are also your neighbors, and they are only a short walk away.

5) Moving While You’re Healthy and Active Is the Smart Choice

While it may sound self-serving for a senior living community to tell you that the sooner you move in the better, it really is the truth, and there are several reasons why.

A major reason is that moving is difficult. Yes, this is obvious, anyone who’s moved knows it can be arduous. But imagine how much more difficult it would be to move if you or your spouse experiences a physical or mental health event. Consider how stressful it would be to sell your home and move to assisted living while dealing with a physical or mental ailment.

Another great reason to transition earl is the Life Care program. At The Legacy Willow Bend campus, Life Care is designed to protect both the health and wealth of the residents. While other communities will charge the full market rate to move into a different level of care, Life Care at The Legacy Willow Bend guarantees access to higher levels of care at a discounted, predictable rate. 

If you would like to learn more about our campuses, or if you have any questions about senior living options in general, you can contact Lisa Vellekamp at The Legacy Willow Bend at 972.468.6208 & lvellekamp@thelegacywb.org or Dana Hanks at The Legacy Midtown Park at 214.379.6701 & dhanks@thelegacymp.org.


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