5 Reasons to Make the Move to Senior Living While You’re Still Active/Independent
You may have a big, beautiful house. But after your children moved out to live on their own, it’s started to feel a little empty with just you or you and your spouse living there. Keeping up the with the yardwork 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 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:
- No more yardwork or home maintenance
This is one of the big advantages of living in a community like The Legacy Willow Bend. Maintaining your home is expensive and can be difficult, especially if you have any physical challenges. In addition, you can say goodbye to yardwork – no more mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, etc. For those with a green thumb, The Legacy Willow Bend does have gardens where residents can get their hands dirty if they choose.
The Legacy Willow Bend provides weekly housekeeping and flat linen services and handles all the interior and exterior maintenance as well as landscaping.
- Great dining options, better nutrition
Many seniors who live alone are not getting the proper nutrition they need every day. At The Legacy Willow Bend, the 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 for most special diets.
The Legacy Willow Bend’s 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!
- Countless amenities in your own home
Besides the delicious food and the amazing services, The Legacy Willow Bend is 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.
At The Legacy Willow Bend, 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 just an outing to the local art museum.
In addition to all of the amazing things to do at The Legacy Willow Bend community, there is also a wealth of things to do in the Greater Plano community. 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.
- Meet new people and make new friends
While you’re enjoying everything that The Legacy Willow Bend has to offer, you’re going to meet people who share the same interests and maybe even introduce you to something new that you’ll love doing. The community hosts a variety of social activities, celebrate 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 The Legacy Willow Bend, your friends are also your neighbors, and they are only a short walk away.
- 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 early with The Legacy Willow Bend is the Life Care program. 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.
To learn about the many benefits of the Life Care program, check out this blog on the topic here.
If you would like to learn more about The Legacy Willow Bend, or if you have any questions about senior living options in general, you can call our senior living experts at (972) 468-6208 or click here to contact us online and learn more today.