What Exactly are Senior Living Apartments, and Why are They Gaining Popularity?

June 28, 2021

Senior living apartments are just that–apartments (townhouses and condos may also fall in this category) within communities or complexes that are specifically designed with the wants and needs of older adults in mind.

What exactly are senior living apartments, and why are they gaining popularity?

Senior living apartments are just that – apartments (townhouses and condos may also fall in this category) within communities or complexes which are specifically designed with the wants and needs of older adults in mind. This may include provisions such as age restrictions, and often includes many fantastic perks, such as laundry and housekeeping services, onsite amenities such as spas, fitness centers and salons, and much more.

The Legacy Senior Communities wants to educate the public and explain some of the benefits of making the move to a senior living apartment, whether it’s at The Legacy Willow Bend in Plano, or at The Legacy Midtown Park, or with another senior living community or apartment complex.

Many older adults reach a point in their lives where living in a home or a traditional apartment is no longer the best or the most appealing living option for their situation. Elements of a traditional home, condo or even apartment such as stairs, high cabinets, etc. can make life more difficult as they age, and chores such as cleaning, laundry and other household duties take up much of their time. For these reasons and more, many seniors are now choosing senior living apartments over traditional housing options.

Cost savings and convenience compared to living at home.

Compared to a house, senior living apartments require significantly less maintenance and may lower monthly payments, depending on your situation. Selling your home to move to an apartment also frees up equity which can be used to travel, enjoy life or spend on children and grandchildren.

Some senior living apartment complexes are just age-restricted apartment complexes. They may have a pool and fitness center, but don’t usually include medical, dining or other services. The Legacy Willow Bend, on the other hand, offers senior living apartments on a campus that includes these elements and more.

The Legacy Willow Bend also puts you right within close proximity to fine-dining restaurants, The Shops at Willow Bend, as well as multiple hospitals and medical centers (including Baylor Scott & White Medical Center).

Privacy and proximity to neighbors, friends, and so much more.

The independent living and assisted living apartments at The Legacy Willow Bend offer residents the best of both worlds. Having your own private residence allows you the comfort to live your life the way you want to, and being a part of a larger community means that you’re only a short walk away from neighbors and friends, activities, dining, fitness and more.

Being part of The Legacy Willow Bend community also means that residents have plenty of opportunities to connect with new friends by taking part in our regularly scheduled activities and programs, frequent informative and social events, weekly guest speakers, holiday parties, religious observances, hobby and fitness classes and much more.

There are a wealth of community amenities which all residents can enjoy, such as the Aaron family spa and fitness center, multiple dining venues and beauty salon – to name just a few.

Senior living apartments at The Legacy Willow Bend and The Legacy Midtown Park.

Life at our communities offer beautiful surroundings, and that includes our senior living apartments. Additionally, we offer top-notch services and amenities that allows residents to enjoy a comfortable and maintenance-free lifestyle in a contemporary and upscale community.

All senior living apartment homes at our campuses feature walk-in closets, full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes (depending on the floor plan and level of care) stylishly appointed with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, with spacious pantries and living spaces, as well as 24-hour security and LifeAlert systems for each residence.

Willow Bend and Midtown Park are also a pet-friendly campuses, with plenty of outdoor walking spaces and even a dog park.

Can anyone live senior living apartments at The Legacy Willow Bend and The Legacy Midtown Park?

To qualify for the independent living apartments, there is an age restriction of 62 years or older. However, for couples, only one person needs to be 62 or older. There is no age restriction for the assisted living apartments.

If you or a loved one is interested in making the move to a senior living apartment and to o learn more about our living options, floor plans and pricing, feel free to contact Lisa Vellekamp at Willow Bend at 972.468.6208, or Dana Hanks at Midtown Park at 214.379.6701.


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